Thursday, March 14, 2013

Taipei's market colour

The bustling modern city of Taipei, capital of Taiwan, still retains many traditional areas and attitudes which add to the colour and vibrancy of a place that deserves days of exploration. The Flower Market for an early morning visit shows the extent of the orchid brigade on sale and the jade and antique market across the road has tables to forage - jade trinkets, beads, bangles and a quirky collection of tea pots. Men sit around and discuss the merits of pieces of jade - old and new.

And for fun, check out the little tomatoes on sticks dipped in sweet toffee. Delicious and reminded me of my grandmother's tomato jam.

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