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... peanut-banana taste. Or sometimes, I crushed the banana and added some sugar to it! The people sitting next to me must of thought "what weird things they do these western people!!!" haha! But seriously, rice and veggies every morning....became dull quite fast.
It was a wonderful experience with ups and downs but I do recommend it.
My next destination is ..... well this time I wont tell you, you will have to wait for the next entry :)
Taichung Day 5
This morning also started out a little rough, I stepped on a splinter/possibly a used tooth pick I am not sure, but I pulled it out of my skin and shoe and everything was fine, it was the only bad experience I had on the trip. Today we had an early morning at CMU. We went to talk to a professor who was from Mississippi and married a Taiwanese woman, they met at Ole Miss where they attended and then they moved back to Taiwan. He has a PhD ...
... dollars. The students loved it and said they go to movies a lot. I think all the American movies are in English with Chinese subtitles. Then we te a restaurant at the mall call Hot Pot. You chose a soup, which was actually the cooking medium, and then went up to a huge buffet to pick food to cook in the broth. I had veggies, lamb, bamboo, and a delicious green tea latte. It was weird to pay to make your own food, but was very good, the only thing I did not like was ...
... packaged foods - one of them being bamboo-covered peanuts! To end the evening, us girls did some yoga.
Taichung Day 2
Day 2 started the exchange-student itinerary at China Medical University. They showed us around the Nutrition Department. Their dietetics program was very comparable with the program from South Dakota State University. But they have a lot more research, we even saw their lab testing mice. Then we went to the China ...
... 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. :)