Tempus Hotel Taichung
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
... they were both really good. We also ate bamboo, pork that was cooked with the skin and fat, and clam soup. All were excellent! That night we went out with the students and had a great time, they also gave us Chinese names- mine is Shi yuan ( I still don't have the Chinese characters down). Their names go last name then first name and usually mean something. So Shi is from my last name and yuan is a traditional dance and means free or open space. We had been ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...