It felt like just another afternoon at Costco, only I wasn’t at the one I went to as a kid in Fresno, California, but one of the three in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei. I had tagged along with my friend and his sister to see how the Taiwanese version of the wholesale powerhouse compared to my childhood memories. “Does it smell like the one you go to?” Jessica asked me as we walk through the immaculate parking garage into the store. In the aisles of a Taipei Costco. All photos by the author. It hadn’t even occurred to me to smell the place, but as soon as we walked into the massive labyrinth of bulk goods, it did smell like[…]