Hello from half way around the world, I don’t know if I’m late or early but its still Monday here. So I’ll start with a recap of what I did arriving in Taiwan. The travelling part of the trip was a total of 30 or so hours. That is from leaving home to arriving in Taichung, Taiwan. One of the people on the trip, Hillary, started a timer leaving her house to arriving and it was 32hrs, but she lived a bit further from Nashville. We arrive at the airport at 6:45 in the morning, when the only international airport in Taiwan was deserted. There was almost no one in the airport, besides the people who arrived with us. Right after the 14 hr flight we had to get onto a bus thing and drive for 2 hrs to reach our apartment. Upon arriving we are greeted by three of the students, all of which were extremely nice and helpful. They were Frank, Yang, and Kent. Kent and Yang helped us carry our luggage up four flights of stairs,(Sadly no elevator). The apartment was really nice. There were three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one kitchen, and a living room. It was all furnished and we even have a washing machine and a dryer. After seeing the apartment, we went to visit our labs and that was that for the first day of our trip. On Friday we woke up and went to the school at 8-9ish. I arrived early for my time, so Justin and I went around and visited the campus. We found chickens, goats, and cows. I went to lab later and shared my discovery with my lab mates and they were as surprised as I was. After facebooking until 5, I waited to go the night market with my lab mates. We didn’t leave until 7, but it was worth the wait. The streets were so crowded and lit; it was like Christmas or something. Sorry folks no pictures because I forgot my phone. I’ll try to get pictures next time. Saturday, they took me to a valley of something sort and the beach. Yes the beach, I can no longer use I have never been to the beach in ten fingers anymore, I have mixed feelings. I’ll get pictures soon, not now, but soon. Sunday, nothing really happened, we wondered around and that’s that. Monday was alright today, I still didn’t do much in lab, mostly facebook and stumbleupon, hopefully tomorrow will be better. I love you guys and I almost happy birthday Sarah!
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