Summer jumps on you like a salaryman on some tasty gyoza.
But who can blame them, when less than $10 gets you an hour of all you can eat. Make it $20 and you can get drunk as well.
Sorry, Tokyo, it's getting uncomfortable. I'm about to go missing.
Somewhere without such a risk of heatstroke.
Right after the 7th inning.
Turns out mid-June is the "plum rain" season. Downpours for a week, with 1 day of relief.
No matter, I was just here to eat.
All the relevant gourmet photos reside over at Instagram:
Seriously, it dumped rain every day, with a few moments of respite.
Taipei's street food scene is legit. Their gourmet scene is no joke either.
I found a Ming dynasty era hipster-taking-food-shot painting. Tell me that isn't what this is!
I also found the famous piece of jade apparently. It looks like a piece of cabbage.
Another view of another metropolis.
Went to nearby Wulai, a hot spring town a couple hours out of Taipei. The whole place was kind of destroyed when a typhoon ripped through in 2015, and the rebuilding efforts have been slow. I'm not saying to skip it, but keep that in mind if you are expecting a luxurious onsen experience.
Next time, road trip around Taiwan. By motorcycle or large scooter, it's something on my mind.