Back in China

My last days in Taiwan I spent with Tsushin whom I’ve met at WarmShowers and she surprised me with a loaf of oat/wheat sour dough bread and a pretzel from “Oma Ursula’s Bakery”…It was a delightful experience and I really enjoyed this vibrant and likeable woman. For the last 40 km, to the ferry in Keelung,…

Taiwan: what a wonderful country

I stayed in the cloister for more than two weeks, I helped in the kitchen cleaning and snipping veggies.  I was happy taking my after-lunch sleep, in the evenings I went to the village to my “Stamm-Tante-Emma-Laden” (small village store, but it sounds much nicer in German) and drank my well-earned bottle of beer. …(scroll…

Welcome to Taiwan

Where to assemble my bike?  I stood at the baggage claim section of the Tayouan airport and prayed that all my belongings would arrive.  And they did, piece by piece by piece.  Nothing was missing, nothing broken.  Everything went like a charm.  My phoney flight ticket out of Taiwan passed all controls in Sapporo.  I…