Tasting My Way Through Taiwan (Part 2)

This is the second installment of my travels in Taiwan. For part one, go here.

Thinking back to the trip makes me realize on how I marked each day by what we ate. And, really, that wasn’t a bad decision because, if anything, that soupy noodle soup or that hot bread from the street vendor are worth talking about.

As we looped around the southern tip of the island and started driving back up north, we passed through an area where a lot of tropical fruit flourished.

We stopped along the way at a stand that sold a local variety of dried mango. I sampled the fresh mango, and it had a richer, more complex flavor than the varieties from the Philippines or Mexico that get imported to the U.S. This little road-side shop had many different dried fruits and little cakes (and lots of samples).

Pineapple fields, semi-reminiscent of a past visit to the Dole Pineapple fields in Hawaii

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Much to be thankful for

Each year, I thoroughly enjoy the five-day break from school in November where I just get to relax and spend time with people I love. There’s something so meaningful about sharing a meal together. This year, I felt reminded by God that there is so much to be thankful for, even when it’s not the fourth Thursday in November. Each day we need to look for moments to appreciate the people, privileges and other blessings we’ve been given.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, find at least one thing to be grateful for today.

From my family to yours,