I had the great idea to spend my last evening in Taipei at the so-called Shida Night Market, where I had spent my first evening in Taiwan with my ex-girlfriend. After some time, I became really melancholic, so I decided to go somewhere else. But first I took a short video to show you how the night market looks like. I started to make these videos because of what a Hong Kong friend told me a few months ago.
“When I was in Europe,” she said, “I used to feel lonely sometimes. Especially when I saw something really cool and I wanted to show it to my friends. It’s not enough to take pictures. I wished I could have just let my friends see those things through my eyes.”
I thought about her words and realized that the best way to let others get a feeling of the things I see is to make videos, although my phone is really awful for this purpose.
Shida Night Market (師大夜市, pinyin: shī dà yèshì) is the popular name of a street market close to Shida Road (師大路), which itself takes its name from the nearby National Taiwan Normal University (台灣師範大學, pinyin: táiwān shīfàn dàxué, often simply called 師大, pinyin: shī dà). Shida Night Market is a cluster of alleys and lanes full of shops, restaurants, cafes, and boutiques, most of which open at daytime. But in the evening they are joined by small street restaurants and food stands that sell typical Taiwan food.
Here are some pictures I took in the afternoon, and at the end of the post you will see the video:
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