Market in Taiwan

I love how colorful this market is!

By the way, I’m so amazed how many pictures I actually take when I’m travelling, sometimes I wonder if I ever did anything else the whole day except for taking pictures.

Colorful buns.

Cakes filled with red bean paste or cream, also with all kinds of toppings, my fav is the one with bubbles on top. They are the best, basically everything with bubbles that you find in Taiwan is good: I tried bubble tea, bubble cake and even bubble ice cream. So if you ever go to Taiwan, just look for the bubbles!

Streets aren’t busy at all.

“Unclaimed package for sale” scam at Taiwan night market

I don’t know if you’ve ever visited night markets in Taiwan. I absolutely loved it, especially the snacks.

But I also noticed there are this kind of scam, you see these packages that they claim to be unclaimed from online shopping and sell it per 100g.

Those sellers look kinda real at first glance, but then how could those people get all these packages? Where did they get them? How come every night market have one stall of such kind? Why are they so many unclaimed packages?

it actually fits in perfectly at night market I believe. Since you can buy all kinds of cheap snacks, why not some cheap package as well? And lucky bag is a thing in some Asian countries anyway.

Those people are professional, they were telling with a speaker, how you might get something valuable from the packages and how they also have no idea what are inside.

I stayed for a while to see if really someone buys it or just actors who pretend to buy. There were really people who bought, I think at least 2-3 of them. They shaked the package, while the sellers told them what they think can be inside. One girl got a fake brand bag for around $15, another girl got a useless massage oil for around $1 I think. Probably most of the packages are such useless stuff.

Really weird sort of scam though. I wonder who came up with such idea, how they started and how long it’ll continue until everyone figures out.

Dusseldorf

I just realised that I’ve never shared photos taken in Dusseldorf on my last trip there.

It’s a city I kinda like, not the way I like Paris or Berlin, but I kinda like it. I can’t explain why, maybe because it’s slightly bigger than the city I currently live, making it more interesting to discover. I used to like it because there are quite a few Japanese ramen restaurants, but nowadays there have opened more and more ramen place in Belgium too, so I don’t find a reason to visit Dusseldorf any more.

Anyways, here are some photos I took on my last trip.

green

ATM

💜 this wall

Cloudy riverside

K20 K21 are great modern art museums, I was trying to visit a cool exhibition but unfortunately it was closed because of the public museum opendoor day, so only part of the museums are open, but it was all free.

So I went to see Ai Weiwei exhibition, because it was free.

The café inside the museum is so beautiful, don’t you think so?

Tasty glutinous rice bowl in Hanoi

Hey, I miss Vietnam so much! In Belgium when you think about Vietnamese food, you can only find pho, pho isn’t bad of course, but there’s so much more varieties if food you can find in Vietnam.

I guess it’s normal, just like in the west, when it comes to Indian food, you only find chicken tikka masala or chicken curry, I remember when I first visited India, I got so confused with their menu, as nowhere you can the word “curry” in the menu lol.

So, in Vietnam, I was sooooo happy to try all kinds of local dishes!

This little restaurant is called Xoi Yen, it seemed somewhat popular, sometimes you have to queue if you want to take away, but inside there are normally seats.

Hanoi old town is touristic, you find English and Chinese language in the menu, so it’s easy to understand.

Glutinous rice is their specialty, you can choose what kind of rice you want, then choose toppings, there are so many toppings to choose from, meat, chicken, mushrooms etc.

I find it super tasty ^^

If you are in Hanoi, don’t forget to check it out!