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My personal thoughts about travelling.

Obraz
I remember one night in Taiwan when I was squirming in my bed and couldn't fall asleep. I realized that my Turkish roommate had the same problem. It was 2 am and we decided to go for a ride in the neighbourhood. Not even changing our pyjamas, we took bikes and hit the road. We drifted along the oldest Taiwanese city admiring its rich cultural heritage (there are more than 1600 temples in Tainan). There were no people in the streets, what's more, humidity and the heat didn't disturb us so much as it was during the day. We enjoyed that silent and magical atmosphere without even saying a word. Then we entered one of the numerous 7Eleven shops and bought an Asian snack with rice and seaweed. After filling our stomachs and having a long philosophical conversation, sharing our ideas for life and drinking green tea, we came back to our dormitory and immediately fell asleep with smiles on our faces and with curiosity what the next day will bring. That is one of the unforgett…

Tea ceremony in Taiwan

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Internship in Taiwan

Obraz
Sometimes making a decision is not a simple task, especially when you have to decide if you want to spend next two months in another part of the world, far away from your hometown. You don’t know what to expect and how to prepare for such a journey.
     I didn’t debate with myself too long. I just knew that Taiwan is a place I want to visit and get to know its fascinating culture. When I arrived to Taipei, I felt overwhelmed by city’s noise, traffic and hot temperature and humidity, which I am not used to. Fortunately I am very persistent and flexible person, so I acclimatized myself very fast. I found a host on couchsurfing portal, so from the very beginning I had a chance to hang out with Taiwanese people, visit different places and become familiar with Taiwanese culture and cuisine. After 12 days in Taipei and its surroundings I went to Tainan to start my internship in JiaJia Hotel. Right from the start I was fascinated by Tainan’s history and its soul, I didn’t expect that on…