Travel Blogs from Hsinchu
... an average 220,000 tons of fake money are burned in Taiwan every year. Environmentally this is becoming a serious issue so temples are now providing slightly cleaner burners.
However, the logic is backed up by the spirits as the weather suddenly improves, the ground settles down, the rice harvest is bountiful and all is well in the world again.
And in a land where earthquakes happen on an almost daily basis, sometimes with ...
... and balanced by the realization that ‘He’s actually coming!”
What is it they say? A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled?
Wish us luck,
And – just like that, in the blink of an eye – it was almost all over.
Months of planning potentially all for naught.
On Monday August 27th, the day after my birthday, I woke up elated. Into my last, partial week ...
... are suitably impressed by the sadness down on earth and therefore a warm greeting awaits. And finally it is essential to burn money so that the departed will have plenty of spending power in heaven. Iron canisters are placed on the street so that anyone is free to chuck their money into the fire, but we should point out that Monopoly style money is used for this purpose and they usually add some firecrackers too. Make no mistake, one is fully aware if a funeral is taking ...
... free... though in hindsight this was a really boneheaded assumption) and explained I couldn't buy all that stuff after all. I kept the helmet, the lock and the mini-pump. The rest would have to wait. The workers unstrapped the bag and lights as quickly as they put it on. I felt a bit bad and silly making them do that but it's not like they were booming with traffic that day anyhow.
I paid up and was on my ...
... were, all the kids and even some grown-ups would automatically respond like this without variation.
The lesson got started. It seemed mostly in line with what I'd read about Taiwanese cram school classes on the interwebs. The kids were divided onto two teams with silly names and earned or lost points throughout the lesson depending on their performance. The winning team at the end got to pick from a ...
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Other places to stay in Hsinchu
No.188 Section 2, Chung Hwa Road, Hsinchu | 5 star hotelfrom $111
No.773 Ming Hu Road, Hsinchu | 3 star hotelfrom $132
No.227 Section 1, Kuan-Fu Road, Hsinchu | 3 star hotelfrom $141
No.106 Zhongyang Road, Hsinchu | Hotelfrom $96
No.178 Chung Cheng Road, Hsinchu | 5 star hotelfrom $100
No.177 Min Sheng Road, Hsinchu | 3 star hotelfrom $83
No.225 Pei Ta Road, Hsinchu | Hotelfrom $99
No.358 Beei-dah Road, Hsinchu | Hotelfrom $72
No.265, Section 1, Guangming 6 Road, Zhubei City, Hsinchu | Hotelfrom $151
No.10 Wenhua Street, Hsinchu city , Hsinchu | Hotelfrom $114