An American Teacher in Taiwan wrote:Toufen is a total shithole.
Omniloquacious wrote:But last month, while driving back from the south, we decided to stop in Toufen for lunch at Mickey D's, to give the place a quick look over. It was absolutely horrendous, as bad as anything I've encountered in Taiwan. The traffic was terrible, and parking anywhere near McD's was impossible (with a long queue of cars waiting to get into their car park). After driving round and round, we ended up parking some distance away, and the walk to the restaurant was nerve-shattering. What pavement/sidewalk existed was nearly all blocked by cars, scooters, businesses, the usual. We were forced to walk mostly in the narrow, traffic-choked road, often having to walk out into the middle of the road to pass double parkers and their like. I had to carry my daughter, and I feared for our lives with every step. I ended up running half the way, just to get as quickly as possible past the worst blockages whenever a gap in the stream of scooters permitted it. McD's was as crowded and awful inside as any fast food place I've ever been in - I suppose there aren't too many alternatives for the poor denizens of Toufen.
GC Rider wrote:I think there are two lessons to be learnerd here:
#1 Don't drive a car if you don't like traffic congestion
#2 Don't eat at McDonald's
cranky laowai wrote:Nanzhuang, on the other hand, would probably be a fairly nice place to be if you could stand the isolation.
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