* University/ Institute: University of Nottingham
* Nationality: Thailand
My two months in Taipei has gone by really fast, and it is soon nearly the time to go back. I had registered for Taiwan Global in Context Course and Chinese Language Class, and also had participated in the Cultural Workshops and Field Trips organized by NCCU. Everything is so interesting and it will be an unforgettable memory in my life! During my stay, I also made many good friends from the summer course and we had a good opportunity to make some exciting trips during the weekends to the East Coast and the South of Taiwan.
We aim to see the most of Taiwan during our stay. We went Rafting in HuaLian and RuiSui, swimming in HengChun and KenTing, and sightseeing in GaoShiong, and if possible we might be going to the Central Taiwan next weekend for the Sun-Moon Lake and off to the Western region of Taiwan to PengHu Island.
All the trips were great experience, and we have gained the life-last knowledge that can’t be learned from any text books. We also met many nice people everywhere we gone, and all the Taiwanese we have met are so kind and warm-heart that they always willing to give you their hands if you needed one.
One day we went for a walk on the mountain behind the campus and we were not so sure which path to take, there was a lovely old lady who we accidentally met on the path happily accompanied us along the way and talk to us as if we were her grandchildren. Another day we were at Beitou for the Hot spring, on our way back it was quite late and we were looking for a supermarket to get some snake, there is a family with 3 young kids nearby helped us to get to Careful, walked with us and talked as if we were their old friends. Once again, during our trip to the south, we were walking to KenTing national park, but a big truck stopped by and the driver open the container to let us sit there on the way to the national park. On our way back to the hotel, we were also lucky enough to meet another generous man, he has an old empty van with no air-conditioning, but he offer us to hop on and take us back to the hostel we were staying. I believe that Taiwan is one on the very few countries in the world that you would find these kinds of scenario.
I would love to come back to Taiwan again in the future, either for a visit or for my further study. It is a very nice country to stay. I am sure you will love it!