Night Market

6 Sep

The economy of Taiwan has been growing since the end of World War II – Inflation and unemployment are low; the trade surplus is substantial; and foreign reserves are the world’s fourth largest. There are many signs of this wealth; new buildings being constructed and museums built, and signs of a welfare society: many public playgrounds and places with workout machines where anyone can go to exercise for free. But the economy is not going as well as it used to do, and this is also very visible. The construction sites are abandoned and (all) buildings are badly maintained. Every time you buy clothes or food you have a chance to win something – probably to make people buy more and thus boost the economy. Another sign of the economy is the night markets everywhere in Taiwan; markets held at night with cheap food, games and various other things. Going to a night market is cheaper and easier than going to the city and shop in the real stores.

Well, this doesn’t sound like a lot of fun – but it is.  I went to Douliou Night Market with Kelly’s family Saturday, and it’s a fun experience. A lot of people, noise and the smell of food. Some pictures (you can click to enlarge them – but the quality is pretty bad, so you probably don’t want to…):

The last one is a picture of our delicious papaya-milk drinks.

That was all for now  – hej hej!


One Response to “Night Market”

  1. Dida September 6, 2010 at 17:53 #

    Please get me one of those gigantic Patrick dolls O_O

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