Happy new year! Even though sometimes it doesn't feel very "Christmassy" in Taipei (people have to go to work and school that day, generally don't exchange Christmas cards and we get gray rain instead of snow), Taipei does know how to pull off New Year's Eve.
Even though I've been lucky enough to see 101 exploding with fireworks in person the past few years, it never gets old. It's best watched when squeezed with the crowds, hearing everyone ooh and aah and feeling that electric anticipation and collective hope that the next year will be better than the last.
So wishing all of you a happy healthy and delicious year ahead. I'm grateful to still be having food adventures everyday and having all of you discover Taipei's eats with me. Happy 2014!