After working up an appetite swimming and hotspringing we walked back through town and ate some barbecued domesticated boar meat on skewers. It's even better than pork! So Delicious. Then we bought a bottle of locally produced millet sake to bring home. We were still hungry so we ate at an aboriginal style restaraunt and had lilly flower soup and stir fried fern sprouts. Which sounds strange but is surprisingly good. Picutred here is sticky rice cooked in bamboo.
Monday, July 23, 2007
On Friday after Chinese class, I went to the mountains outside of Taipei to swim in the river and enjoy some natural hotsprings with my friend Spring. It's about 20 minutes on the MRT (Taipei Subway), and then another 30 minute bus ride through the winding mountain roads to the small hotspring town of Wulai. Getting into the mountains and into the river is the best way to cool off on a hot humid Tapei summer day. After jumping from the cliff and swinging from the rope swings from the cliff ledge into the cool blue, green water, the natural hotsprings that come up from underneath the river banks are so relaxing. The hotsprings form natural pools at the river bank in varying tempuratures so you can pick the one that's at the perfect tempurature of your preference. Further up the trail is Wulai falls (pictured here) and I've heard another more beautiful waterfall exists even further up the trial.
Believe it or not, I have a job!!! I'm teaching Business English of all things. Not that I know a thing about business or English for that matter, although I do speak the language. It's pretty interesting since I have no idea how to teach. But I'm learning quickly and it's not bad, I enjoy it.