Today in Taichung it was 32C and clear
My $6 CAD rental. Neale would be so proud, I checked the brakes and tire pressure before renting.
Coming up on close to a year in Asia, I am all templed out. Museumed out too. I have seen numerous temples in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and in over 5 differnet cities in China. And I haven’t even started on the museums etc. Yes, I am complaining and I know I shouldn’t be. The strangest temple was the tiger temple, which had actual tigers and the most disappointing temple was the “Jew” temple in India, which ended up being a “Zoo”, all our Indian guides having trouble with the letter Z.An old train tunnel through the mountain. It took about 4 minutes to ride through it.
So yesterday, I went biking. It cost me $50 CAD in taxi fair and $6 CAD for the bike but it was well worth it. I went along a bike trail that used to be a railway track. The trail was excellent and a great way to spend the day. I covered 24 km in total, from one end of the track and back again. I felt closer to a spiritual well being than I did in all the temples combined.
The view from the bridge.
Once out of the tunnel I came upon a rest area. School kids and families were BBQing and there were picnic tables for everyone. I was hoping to get invited for lunch but only the kids would talk to me.
Pork chops, spicy sausage, mushrooms and corn on the cob.
A section of the bike path. Twice as wide as the paths in Ottawa.
This section went over the highway.
View from another bridge over the river
The day was expensive but it was well worth it to be out in the sun getting some good old fashioned exercise. The best part was that there weren’t any temples or museums along the path.