This is my first Thanksgiving in a foreign country since I was eight. And while it can still feel like Christmas in Taiwan (decorations are abundant and there are even carolers!), Thanksgiving is just another Thursday here. So we went in search for any traces of what might feel like “traditional” Thanksgiving – that means turkey, friends, and family.
First, we were very lucky to have our friends Susan, Greg, and their 2-year old Gabe come in to visit with us starting on Thanksgiving. Then we did a search for any restaurant that might be serving turkey that day. We actually found a few! We decided on the Ambassador Hotel dinner buffet. Next we invited our extended family. Presto! Thanksgiving!
There were probably only 10 other people total eating in the restaurant there that night (and all were most likely hotel guests), so it was great – no lines! The best part though was probably the iced coffee and all-you-can-eat Haagen Dazs ice cream (in my opinion). Or maybe it’s that none of us had to work to prepare anything for it and the hotel was in charge of clean-up!
We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and would like you to know that we are so thankful for each one of you!!