Well I cant even lie, when I first got to Taiwan I wasn't too fond of the place. I guess the language barrier, having no phone to help me communicate, and not knowing how to get anywhere or do just about anything on my own since Taiwan isnt really part of that "backpackers circuit," was all frustrating and a bit discouraging to say the least. But now over 2 months later, I cant imagine having not made a stop here on my travels.
From hiking to the top of some of the highest mountains on the island, chasing waterfalls and temples through out the jungle and getting attacked by monkeys, trekking through the breath taking Taroko Gorge, surfing all day followed by camping and beach side bonfire parties all night, having the opportunity to work for Taiwans first ever major music festival, attending the Spring Scream Festival for my "Spring Break" and becoming friends with all the great people who put it on, sneaking into ▲rganik Festival (My bad, I should have just paid as not only was that SUPER dangerous, but it became one of my most respected festivals of all time), to working in my first hostel/bar/surf shop, hitch hiking for my first time, then doing it completely around the island many more times, and last but certainly not least, making a ton of amazing friends along the way, that have not only turned my thoughts about this place around a complete 180 degrees, but made it feel like I truly am right at home.
So thank you all so much for being you! I am currently sitting shotgun in another hitch hiked ride with a guy who only speaks Chinese, but I am on my way back up to Taipei for one last weekend in the city! So to all my new friends, hit me up for #OneMorePartyInTaiwan! I would love to see each and every one of you before I go, and what do ya know theres an ▲rganik Festival After Party this Saturday at Korner!
Anyway, its been cooler than cool Taiwan! But for me, the time has come to go. And next up... a one way ticket to BALI!
Oh yeah, and #ThatsOneBIGAssBuildingYouGotThere