Of course, there are modern supermarkets in Taipei, but it is not interesting to go to such supermarkets operated by huge capital. There are some supermarkets that sell things that you cannot find in Japan, but they are basically the same as in Japan, and there are several such supermarkets close to my home. What I like to visit when I travel is a traditional market. So, on this day, I was walking around a local market called Bailan Market. This kind of market is called a traditional market in Taiwan. The word "traditional" is an exaggeration, but it is easy to understand if you think of it as meaning as in the past.
When you enter a side street from the main street, you find yourself in a market, with stores lined up on both sides of the street. Inside every store, there were shopkeepers working. In a place like this, face-to-face sales are the rule, so all the shoppers were talking a word or two with the clerks as they made their purchases. Watching them, I would like to have some kind of conversation with them, but I do not speak any Chinese, let alone Taiwanese. I always think it would be fun if I could speak the local language when I go abroad, but I wonder when that will become a reality. I am not sure when that will happen, but since I can't have a conversation with the waitresses, I don't get the challenging attitude from them as shown in the photo.
|Nov 2019 PEOPLE TAIWAN
|APRON CLERK MARKET TAIPEI WOMAN
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