I am in Taiwan for a while. A month already. Really nice people. Do not see the dog eat dog attitude I have found in some other places. What surprised me initially, was the cost of food. It’s high for what I expect, given the slower development here. Thigh it depends on where you eat, I tend to go for the mixed rice shops where common worker types go. I paid about 60 to 90 Taiwan new dollar. (100 NT is about US$3.30 or Malaysian RM13.20). Soup and tea usually thrown in. I found in my travels that our Malaysian/Singapore etc environment of always (almost) trying to upsell you drinks when you buy a meal not so common here. Made me realise the types of pressure we are subject to daily, where we no longer even recognise that it is a pressure that’s forces you to decide one way or another.
Back to prices. Cheapest mixed rice I had recently in Malaysia was RM3+.. Leaving aside the plain nasi lemak or roti Chennai and tosai which can go for two ringgit.
Sorry. Bloody ipad is a real pain when i try to resize pictures to let them be small enough to fit in a web blog. Why, Apple, Why? I thought Apple’s speaciality was to make it easy for humans who dont need to get into the techie stuff. Now???