How To Get Funny Looks In Taiwan

For whatever reason, people tend to give you strange looks when you walk down the streets of Taiwan drinking a 1L tall can of ASAHI beer. The beer, which only cost $105NT ($3.28US), is designed for group drinking – people in Taipei don’t drink 1L of beer out of the can. They pour in into four glasses and share among friends.

Being Canadians, that didn’t work for us. What did work was opening the tall can of beer and drinking it on the street. It was a very hot day and the beer did a great job cooling us down. We’re not sure if Taiwan has any drinking on the street by-law, but people look at you funny when you’re trying to down 1L of beer all by yourself. This is especially true if you’re also making a video of it.