People, I am loving Taiwan so much. Not only is this country busting out all over with gorgeous cultural heritage, but it is a traveler’s dream. THERE ARE PUBLIC BATHROOMS EVERYWHERE. Clean, safe, public bathrooms (heart heart heart smiley face exclamation point). The transportation system is a snap with low prices and an easy-to-understand system for foreigners. And you guys, the food, yes, so much cheap and delicious food.
For the last few days I have been bowing down in reverence to the Taiwanese lunch box. Instead of disgusting fast food, travelers in Taiwan can pick up premade lunch boxes from the train station (or from cafeterias nearby the station). We’ve had several lunch boxes which all come with rice and a variety of protein, greens or cabbage and pickled veggies.
This morning we had a 15 minute train transfer in Taitung. HOB and I hopped off the first train, walked out into Taitung station, found a lady selling boxed lunches, bought one for 60 TWD (about 1.90 USD) and had ten minutes to spare to catch our second train.
Feel kind of self conscious eating lunch on a train? Don’t be, because everyone around you is doing the same thing. (If you look to the seat opposite of ours you can see that person also has a trusty pink bag, as did at least ten people behind us).
Wrapped up just so.
We shared this one so lunch was less than $1 USD each.
Oh, and don’t fret about your leftover trash. The clever Taiwanese have a system for that too: a garbage collector pushes a cart down the aisle to pick up your empty lunch boxes.
Here I am getting ready to board the train at Luye station earlier today.
I haven’t had much time to read the news, but I did catch a story this morning that a certain beauty pageant promoter turned US president has expressed a preference that female members of his staff “dress like a woman”. Just thought you’d like to see what this particular woman dresses like. Hint: sometimes it’s the same clothes for two weeks straight, and a pair of pants stained with spilled lunch box meals.