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... too appealing. The only problem I had with the hostel was its directions on how to get there as there were no directions at all! Luckily, I found some directions a helpful reviewer left on hostelworld which really helped me out, but were not perfect. The best advice I can give is get off the bus at Caotun First Bank and walk North up the main street. You'll pass a McDonald's, keep walking up the road until you come to a big four way ...
... a photo to show you!
That evening I went to Fenjai night market with a friend. The market is the biggest in the city and houses a wide range of shops and market stalls selling food and clothes and pretty much anything else you can think of! It is super busy with shoppers and the food there is so good! I tried some fried chicken that was about the same size as my head and it tasted amazing, better than KFC! I also tried the famous 'bear print' burgers, which were ...
... in the hall or at your own place according to teacher's directions (we stayed in the hall)
5:00pm: snack (piece of fruit) and a cup of tea
6:00pm-7:00pm: group meditation in the hall
7:00pm-8:15pm: discourse (listening to S.N.Goenka teach us about Vipassana)
8:15pm-9:00pm: meditate in the hall then rest
9:00pm-9:30pm: questions to the teachers (optional)
All meals were vegetarian.Noble Silence for 10 days, ...
... nutrition experiment with a cooking class. There was about six groups and each had to cook two dishes and then we were going to judge them to see who wins, it was so much fun! We were also in a group to observe. My group had to make mopi tofu, which is really spicy, and then a western omelet. They had no problem with the tofu dish, but had no idea how to make an omelet! Luckily I could help them, but they did not have milk, so I had to make it with just eggs, ...
... ice, lemon tea, and even stinky tofu, which wasn't as awful as I thought it would be. There was a ton of fried food and lots of people! I had a great time with the students, who all have English names, that they have had since kindergarten. My friend Joyce, who will be coming to SD this summer from CMU, told me I could live in Taiwan-because I like all the food haha.
Taichung Day 4
Today- Wednesday, started out pretty interesting. I woke up ...