I killed two birds with a stone. I had a wedding event to shoot for in Taipei and since it was my first time to head to the beautiful island, “Formosa”, I could not resist the urge to stay on in Taiwan for two weeks to savor the culture and its surroundings. When my car entered into the city, a strange unexplainable feeling came upon me. The city was beautiful and well planned. There were enough tall buildings to make the city the modern and yet there were traditional ones peeping through the gaps between these giant architectures. It was as if two different dimensions decided to use Taipei as their meeting point and hence created a clash of two different temporal periods. The bizarreness of it all gave me many angles in capturing Taiwan’s essence. There was the beauty of its modern city and the traditional quaint villages and townships outside the city, like Danshui that also captures Portuguese influence. The island bustles with culture and activities amongst the beautiful architecture of famous temples like Longshan temple or the famous Taipei 101 Tower.I did drop by Shilin night market and other night markets to embark on a gastronomical adventure. No doubt the night market was a haven to capture shots of how the locals enjoy and tourists warm up to local delicacies. So shots galore, I had of smelly tofus and exotic dishes. Yes, Taiwan was an adventure indeed and maybe sometime in the near future I will head back there again to explore this beautiful maiden.
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
– Jawaharial Nehru