February 05
Departure Day

With our flight to Taipei delayed due to fog at Taipei International Airport, we had a few extra hours on our hands, so we decided to go to town to see the market.

Mass Transit

Okay, in the US, a scooter is seen as as single-person transport, and sometimes a second person hops on for a ride. But here it is not uncommon to see three, four, or in this case, five people riding one of these two-wheelers.

Inside the Market

The tourists seldom delve any deeper than the shops facing the street, but this market fills the entire block. While it caters mainly to the locals, it's got literally everything.

More Food than Safeway

It may be hard to believe, but there's a wider selection of food here than in most supermarkets in the US. I dare you to find half this stuff in your local Safeway.

Da Plane!

Well, after several hours delay, it's finally time to board, and say "Good Bye" to Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat complex. Though the place has been overrun with tourists, I have to say that it's been fun.

Further Delay

In mid-air, we got an announcement that continuing fog over Taipei prevented our flight from landing, so we were diverted to Macau, where we were put up for the night. A bit of a disappointment, since it threw the rest of the travel plans into disarray, but it beat the alternatives.

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