Nonetheless, the #1 appeal for us Texas folk was not suffocatingly crowded, it was juuust right!
By now (approaching my 9 month mark), we've heard rumor that there is a Mexican restaurant in Taiwan that is actually owned & operated by a Mexicano! [No way!] But in fact, it's true! In the popular suburb of Danshui there is a small restaurant called Eddy's Cantina that is owned by a gentleman from Mexico who is married a Taiwanese woman and started a life here. We are thankful! Yay for Mexican food! It made for a perfectly wonderful birthday lunch/dinner... since we were splurging, we went all out and ordered entirely too much food for two people!
|They even had tasty margaritas! Happy birthday to me! :)|
|Yes, that is my husband wearing a cowboy hat & eating a burrito...|
... In Taiwan [?!?!]
Sorry ladies, he's taken!!! ;)
After we had completely gorged ourselves, we hit the streets for some window shopping - that turned into some trinket shopping plus dessert. :) On my previous visit to Danshui, I purchased a hair pin in a cute little shop full of wind chimes. On this trip, I made a similar purchase - two hairpins... a very sentimental purchase for me because it was on my last trip to Taiwan that I learned to pin my long hair up with a single pin, and loved it!
|It's a beautiful day to shop in Danshui (pronounced Done-shway)|
|Trinket / Gift shop, where I purcashed my hair pins|
|Hair pin: $3 (USD). |
Learning to pin up long hair tightly with a single pin: Priceless!
[Thank you Taiwan!]
We packed in among the crowded alleys and continued meandering along until we found some dessert... the tallest twist cone I've ever seen! The perfect weather, great food and good company certainly made for the perfect end to my birthday weekend :)
|Hard to eat this one before it melts!|
Finally, to wrap up an already wonderful birthday celebration, I received flowers at my office from my immediate family, and goodies in the mail from my amazing more extended family! Thank you everyone - near or far - for making my birthday so special! :)
|My birthday was wonderful ~ thank you!!!|