Many people who visit Taiwan immediately fall in love with the island’s beautiful sceneries and local culture. Recently, a Reddit user, @u/artiKEKture, shared a drawing of the Yeliu Harbor he created during his visit to Taiwan last year.
與The China Post訪問中，作家蔡敏智表示，去年疫情爆發前他曾到台灣旅遊。由於小時候父母親曾帶他訪台兩、三次令他印象深刻，長大後的他並打算再來台灣一次，看看台北市以外的地區。
Chua Min-chi told The China Post that he is from Singapore and visited Taiwan in December 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
As his family had traveled to Taiwan once or twice when he was young, he thought it would be nice to visit again after all those years. In addition, he wanted to see other districts outside of Taipei’s downtown areas.
“Taiwan was a wonderful place to be; I moved through the bustling city of Taipei, the hot springs of Beitou, the mountains of Jiufen, and the coastal views of Tamsui,” Chua said.
Traveling through such diverse settings, Chua found it incredible that it’s only a very small portion of what Taiwan has to offer.
During his visit, Chua also fell in love with local Taiwanese cuisines. He recalled going to a different night market every other night and never getting tired of it.
Chua also said he loved walking through such a “lively place of fabulous sights, sounds and smells while holding hot food and dodging and ducking between passers-by.”
In contrast to such an energetic environment, the landscapes were equally inspiring, Chua added. He remembered a particular trip when he sat at a small teahouse overlooking the mountains in Jiufen while holding a warm cup of tea and watching the rain drizzle down over the landscape.
Chua then shared another memory of “walking along the Tamsui coast (淡水金色水岸) during sunset, taking in the cold sea air as the sky turned from blue to orange to purple, and hearing a busker play the guitar as the night market behind me came to life.”
To Chua, the drawing only captured a very small view of what he experienced in Taiwan; however, he “wanted to use it to capture the beauty he saw in both Taiwan’s landscape and culture.”