Pros: magical place, relaxing atmosphere,
indescribable ambiance, beautiful sunset
Friday, Jun 11, 2004 20:38
My first experience actually leaving Taipei was extremely exciting!
My Taiwanese roommate, Anita, introduced me to a few Westerners,
like myself. Included are two British girls, a couple of Canadians,
and a few Americans. Of course, I can't leave out Isaac, the four-month-old
baby whose nationality I am unsure of. Born in Taiwan, he is the
child of a British woman and an American man. Hmm, quite a confusing
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, a group of about seven of us went
up North to the coast to a town called DanShui. The combination
of the sunset and carival-like setting produced an atmosphere of
relaxation and good times. Some people played games, some took pictures,
and many of us were shopping. Although it was a crowded scene, brimming
with singers, painters, local vendors, and most of all, foot sloggers
like myself, one could easily focus on the calm coast or the setting
sun and overlook the masses.
We ate dinner on the second floor of restaurant with no walls. The
breeze and the sunset created an indescribable ambiance. As we sat
down, the servers brought two grills to our table, and we began
to order an assortment of meats and veggies. Next we received empty
plates, followed by the raw food. The next few hours of drinking
beer, grilling our own food, and best of all, watching the sun fall
completely into the sea, remain to be one of the best memories I
have of being so far from home.
Danshui a magical place. I'm not sure if it because of the people
with whom I shared and enjoyed my afternoon, the nice setting, or
maybe a combination of everything that was surrounding us. I hope
to spend many more evenings watching the sun set at Danshui.