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Taiwan Puli Food Vegetarian

26 March 2017

Global mormon offensive

Exploring the interesting streets of Puli

There I was minding my own business, going for one last lap of Puli at night, watching the step counter on my watch, when some guys across the road desperately leapt onto their bicycles and excitedly crossed through all the traffic without looking to greet me, 'heey, heeeeeey!!! hello!', mormons of course.
I think I wrote about them on my last Japan trip when they turned up in small town Japan too, but I really did not think they would get out to small town Taiwan.
There are a few things I dont understand, they all come from Utah, are there any young men at all left in Utah? Where do they get the money to fund all this world travel from? What are they hoping to achieve in this part of Taiwan?
No time for that, I was getting asked a thousand questions by 4 guys with name tags, I chose to respond to the question of what am I doing in Taiwan? 'Recruiting actors for the Taiwanese production of The book of mormon - the musical, are you guys interested? I am here visiting from Melbourne where its on currently, we think the Taiwanese market will be huge for us'.
They laughed, and waited for me to say I was kidding, but I just held my glare, like only I can do, and they quietly rode off.

Anyway, other than that, I just had dinner and walked around the city one last time until I got to 50,000 steps. I have an addiction now. There are probably worse things to be addicted to. Dont worry, I forecast tomorrow I will not even get to 30,000 steps, so there wont be a boring watch face picture 3 days in a row.

Taiwan-Puli-Food-Vegetarian - Puli was a lot quieter tonight. My suspicion that it is a weekend tourist destination for people visiting the nearby attractions seems to be true. Thi

Puli was a lot quieter tonight. My suspicion that it is a weekend tourist destination for people visiting the nearby attractions seems to be true.
This is apparently, the night market. Not a lot happening.


Taiwan-Puli-Food-Vegetarian - Here is the only food stand at the night market, currently unattended. You select what you want and they put it in a pot and boil it for a while. A pi

Here is the only food stand at the night market, currently unattended. You select what you want and they put it in a pot and boil it for a while.
A piece of wire with ribbon on the end spins around to keep the flies off.


Taiwan-Puli-Food-Vegetarian - My dinner was very healthy but a little unusual. It is a few vegetarian ravioli, with lots of green vegetables, in a kind of thai curry flavoured soup

My dinner was very healthy but a little unusual. It is a few vegetarian ravioli, with lots of green vegetables, in a kind of thai curry flavoured soup. Not bad, good for healthy.


Taiwan-Puli-Food-Vegetarian - This is quite a nice supermarket on the ground floor in a nice building. A bit hard to see in the darkness, looks kind of French.

This is quite a nice supermarket on the ground floor in a nice building. A bit hard to see in the darkness, looks kind of French.


Taiwan-Puli-Food-Vegetarian - One last neon photo of Puli at night.

One last neon photo of Puli at night.


Taiwan-Puli-Food-Vegetarian - Christmas is coming. So are the mormons, run!

Christmas is coming. So are the mormons, run!


Taiwan-Puli-Food-Vegetarian - And here it is, another 50k today. 110k+ in the last 2 days. Feet in good condition. According to the good people at Garmin, my normal average of 25,0

And here it is, another 50k today. 110k+ in the last 2 days. Feet in good condition.
According to the good people at Garmin, my normal average of 25,000 steps a day puts me into the top 2% of the population. Which is pretty sad really. I have been averaging closer to 35,000 a day on this trip.
I command everyone get off their fat asses and walk more, now!


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