Sunday At Yong-an

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Photos my MJ Klein

We’ve been to Yong-an before, quite a few times.  On this particular occasion, we specifically wanted to check out one of those quads (4-wheeled cycle) and take the whole family for a ride.

Sunday At Yong An

This is the biggest quad they have.  We rented it for the rest of the day and headed out to the road along the beach where I’ve ridden my trike before.

Sunday At Yong An

Phoenix had no idea what we were going to do, but she was just happy to be outdoors with her parents.

Sunday At Yong An

We took a water break shortly after taking off.  It was quite hot!

Sunday At Yong An

In this shot you can see the canopy above.  I wish I had one on my trike!  The quad ended up being just too uncomfortable for me to ride.  The pedals are too close to the seat and my knees were hitting my chest.  The guy at the rental place said that his cycles weren’t made for someone as big as me!

Sunday At Yong An

After returning the quad, we drove up to the fish market and went inside.

Sunday At Yong An

As usual, there were all kinds of stuff on sale.

Sunday At Yong An

Sashimi is very popular in Taiwan.

Sunday At Yong An

Sunday At Yong An

Sunday At Yong An

Phoenix was getting pretty hot, so Hui-chen got her some ice cream.  She can say “ice cream” in 2 languages!

Sunday At Yong An

We went outside to escape the crowds and find a place to sit down.

Sunday At Yong An

Sunday At Yong An

Breaktime over, we went back inside so HC could buy something to cook for dinner.

Sunday At Yong An

She got some fried oysters here.   They were really good.  We got some fresh live shrimp from another place.

Sunday At Yong An

Lastly, we got some clams from this vendor.  It pays to walk around and check out before you buy though, because 5 minutes after buying these clams, we found another vendor on the other side of the market, selling the exact same items for less money.

Our trip didn’t last as long as we had hoped, because of the situation with the quad cycle.  But we took the fish items home and Hui-chen prepared them in a delicious meal.  So I say the day was a success!

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10 comments

    1. hi Malcolm, nice to see you again in our blog! yes, Phoenix is growing like a weed, and she’s talking up a storm, both in English and Chinese. she’s 1 year and 10 months at this writing. i’m sure you’d like one of those quad bikes, and each person can pedal so that makes it a lot easier with 4 people, or even 2. i’m sure you could handle it Malcolm, but the only thing is that as i said in the blog, the pedal distance is too short for us tall guys! thanks and take care!

  1. hey there, I have been in Taiwan a month now. I rode to Yongan today, along the beachside path at the beach park and saw many quads. I was on my Bianchi road bikw I brought with me from Canada. I am teaching in Longtan.
    I also read with interest your blog on the Taipei bike show.
    I may have questions about life in Taipei, mind if I write to you?

    Geoff

  2. Hi MJ! Soooo long since I’ve visited any blogs. Phoenix is so gorgeous, and almost dating age, lol. I’m going to HK early next year and then, hopefully, to Taiwan. Hence, will be rummaging through your blog posts and asking all sorts of dumb questions…just giving you the heads up 😉
    Snap´s last post ..Khon Kaen to Nong Khai

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