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Travel Blogs from Taichung
Hello my beautiful people, I completed a 10 day silent retreat Meditation in Taichung, Taiwan. For 10 whole days, you were not allowed to talk or have eye contact.
4:00am: wake up bell
4:30am-6:30am: meditate in the meditation hall (MH) or at your own place (bed) (The first day I went, then I stayed in my own room)
8:00am-9:00am: group meditation in the hall
... the cabinet. The rice cooked for around 13 minutes and then after unwrapping it from the leaves, it is supposed to have a triangle shape from how it is wrapped. C.Y., who learned this probably before he was three was a master! The rice tasted really good and I like Zongzi a lot.
We all made at least three each, but could barely eat one because we were so full, and tired. That night we went to my favorite restaurant of the trip, Hakka, where I tried shark ...
... 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 ...
... 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. ...
... to a night market......omg....I absolutely love it! It is cheap and there is so much to buy! If I was going home from here, I think I would buy another suitcase just for shopping. They have a lot of different stuff. I just totally love it!!!!
Today (may 11th), for mother's day, we went to see her grand-parents and I met a whole lot of relatives. We walked around their hometown (Nukang) and ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet