Travel Blogs from Miao-li
... to continue to get the tone wrong and therefore the words.
A massive thank you to everyone who has contributed to our time here, we shall miss you and Taiwan hugely!
There are simply too many happy memories to put into writing, so instead we are adding our favourite images from the weird to the wonderful. Thank you Taiwan, you have been loved!
... considering it's not often somebody needs to buy a new bike, but I'm glad they exist. I wandered inside and perused the selection.
There was a single column of cycles running up the middle of the store, divided into folding bikes, "regular" bikes, and really-really nice bikes. Nowhere to be seen: fixies. I skipped over the rows of folding mini-bikes which are really popular here. It'd be easier to transport ...
... 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 ...
... the feel of an underused hotel bar. What it did have good though was a cozy outdoor seating area with long wooden benches and decent house-brewed beer, two things hard to come by in these parts.
When I got there a few people were already hanging out around one of the outside tables. I recognized two from my school, Ned the Brit & Carrie from Canada. Ned had only been in Jhunan a week or two and was practically as new to ...
... amp; blue pickups didn't stop or even weave aside. I freaked out and bolted across the zebra stripes like a lunatic. Back in Saigon a few years prior the traffic didn't stop either but they at least very consciously veered away from me, nor there were any traffic lights to create the expectation of normalcy in the first place. First lesson learned: in exurban Taiwan, road rules are polite suggestions and red lights are treated as caution signals.
TripAdvisor Reviews Shangrira Paradise Miao-li
Other places to stay in Miao-li
No.34 Longshan, Tai-an Town, Miao-li | Hotelfrom $192
No.72 Longshan Tai-An Township, Miao-li | Hotelfrom $100
No.58-7 Yuandun, Jinshui Village, Tai'an Xiang, Miao-li | Hotelfrom $248
No.32-3 Nanjiang Village, Nanjhuang Township, Miao-li | Hotelfrom $75