On our way to the Chiang Kaishek Memorial Hall we had yet another bus related mishap – this time the bus was on time but we got on the one going in the wrong direction! About 15 minutes into what should have been a 10 minute busride Yuko went to the bus driver to show him the stop we were supposed to get off at – he looked at the name and just said “Oh no!” then a bunch of things she obviously couldn’t understand. He signaled for us to get off at the next stop and catch the same number bus going back. The town we got off in looked charming and not touristy so we decided to explore for a bit.
We explored this market for a while, admiring all the fruits we had never tried, wishing we could buy them (they were all sold by the bag, or bunch, or whatever portion that would be too much to eat and/or carry around all day. Ha…shortly after this we were offered sample cups of grass jelly, which we tried, and liked…
We misunderstood that they were selling the grass jelly itself though, not single serving cups, and got out our coin purses out to buy a drink. That was when, thinking the vendor was just kindly demonstrating the grass jelly drink making process, we accidentally bought a bag of grass jelly that must have weighed at least five pounds. Oops. We accidentally left it on the bus back too. Oops.
Well I hope you’re not getting burned out on Taiwan! Just a couple more days of photos!
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