Chinese New Year is my favorite time of year here in Taiwan. Everyone leaves the city to visit another city, or relatives in the country. The world is QUIET. In a city of 2.6 million people, I can’t hear a thing. It’s wonderous. Which brings me to choosing oranges and tangerines, this season’s finest. I haven’t gotten pictures of all the oranges offered here yet, but let me tell you there are quite a few. Pictured above is a tangerine with loose skin. It’s so sweet you’d think they added extra sugar 🙂 My favorite at the moment. These tangerines are 4-5 in. in diameter, and you want to choose one with no soft spots/discolored spots. The skin should not be tight to the fruit, but slightly loose. You’ll see what I mean if you feel a couple. 新年快樂! Enjoy the silence with some tangerines.