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Travel Blogs from Taichung
... they would spit after brushing their teeth but they did it in such a manner that it sounded like they were vomitting! It was gross. On the days where I felt nauseaous, it was really difficult to resist the urge to vomit! I learned to build tolerance and also accept that the culture is different. I just hope they dont come and do it in the western world, because they would not give a great impression.
This was interesting, at first I only had ...
... how the kids are raised, and that can cause tension within families. It is less expensive to live in Taiwan and they also have a great health care system, because everyone is covered and it is a lot cheaper. Their education is very different than the U.S. because they are expected to get extremely good grades and go to "cram" school after their regular school hours, this prepares them to get into a good middle school, high school, and then university. He said ...
... either, only picked by the higher ranking officials. He thought that the fact that officials can't be open about any kind of faith is one of the huge issues in China. The economy is very capitalist, but the government still has one belief-Communism. Our quality of life and the freedoms we have in America can't be taken for granted, and it is so important that our officials are elected and have the freedom of religion, that allows for higher standards ...
... Museum. We didn't find out our tour guide was a traditional Chinese medicine doctor and surgeon until the end. The tour started with the history of the University. We saw a large Loupan, or Chinese magnetic compass, also known as a Feng Shui compass. They also had an antique pharmacy counter for traditional Chinese medicine. Other exhibits included animals of Taiwan with lots of snakes. They had the plants, including some that were toxic. ...
... temples, stores and tasted some interesting good food. We ended with a family dinner at the restaurant.
This week, we will visit Taipei and another classmate of ours.
To make it public: I will be participating in a "Silent meditation retreat" for 10 days here in Taiwan. I am really looking forward to this experience, no technology, nothing, just meditation and yoga. :)
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