This morning was the most difficult for me, the day when I was really sorry my schedule is so tough and I cannot stay longer. I spent last night at CouchSurfing, my hosts were Ruby and her sister Nicki – and the chat with them was just amazing. But if I wanted to arrive to my next destination Chiayi before it gets really hot, I had to leave their house before 7am without even saying bye to them. Hope I can meet them once again and repay their hospitality.
I still have not learnt how to handle stress.
Until I discovered last week that I can possibly take a train from Chiayi to Alishan (80 kilometers and elevation gain 3 000 meters) to get to Tataka (base camp to climb Mt. Jade (Jushan)), I was waking up during night stressed that I cannot make it (well, also for extreme pain in my muscles)
But as the cycling goes better last few days, today I decided I will try it, tomorrow I will try this uphill only with my own power, without a help of car, bus or train! Let’s see what my body will say tomorrow afternoon, or on Friday when I need to do the actual climb to Yushan summit – up and down in one day (usually people do it in 2 days) I am sure I will regret this decision.
Traditional Taiwanese food are dumplings. We saw how they are preparing them during lunch with my today’s host Peggy.
Temples in Chiayi. I liked when people took wooden pieces and throw them on the floor (unfortunately I couldn’t understand meaning of this)
Today cycled 75 kilometers
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They ask a question in their mind („will I be rich?“ and so one) and they have to get those wooden pieces fall on the ground in a certain way. If they does, the answer is „yes“. If not, they have to keep trying until the „correct“ answer.
Thank you for explanation.
„they have to keep trying until the „correct“ answer“ fair enough 😀