The Splendor Hotel
Travel Blogs from Taichung
We left the hotel at 9am but James had wanted to leave at 11am. That was going to be a total waste of time as half the day is lost. It is supposed to be Owen and Takako decision as to the itinerary, not the local guide's. They spent the next 20 minutes or so discussing the events from yesterday ie having to take the cabs from the train station …
We left Sun Moon Lake at around 10.30am. It was going to be a long day and a bit of a headache for Owen. Some of us were going to take the train or several trains to Taichung and some of would be coaching it all the way there. This whole area had been hit by the 1999 earthquake.
Mr Chen, the driver, had brought his two dogs along again. …
... in the hall or at your own place according to teacher's directions (we stayed in the hall)
5:00pm: snack (piece of fruit) and a cup of tea
6:00pm-7:00pm: group meditation in the hall
7:00pm-8:15pm: discourse (listening to S.N.Goenka teach us about Vipassana)
8:15pm-9:00pm: meditate in the hall then rest
9:00pm-9:30pm: questions to the teachers (optional)
All meals were vegetarian.Noble Silence for 10 days, ...
... 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 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet