“I have been mesmerized every day for the last 400 days I have spent in Taiwan. I thank all of people I met to have made me enjoying Taiwan like I did.”
Living in Taiwan has been one of my favorite parts of my life. I have started with an exchange bachelor at the Aeronautic and Aerospace Department of NCKU, then pursued with a master of science in Electric propulsion. I worked in research on a space thruster.
Beside my study, I have visited every place in Formosa, experienced 3 or 4 typhoons and many earthquakes. I have met new friends; have been 2 times at hospital for a soup burn and a car accident, passed my driver license which I have never passed before in France.
I bought a scooter, moved up 4 times in different house/flat, had 7 different roommates and chased hundred times garbage truck. I have worked in 2 different French restaurants to earn money. I have seen more than 10 scooter accidents; I went in more than 5 different waterfalls, 2 hot springs, 3 little Taiwanese islands.
I have met wild turtles and have seen my friend being stolen his burger from a wild monkey. I have taken days off in 6 different countries out of Taiwan like Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Vietnam, India and Japan. I have been sick 2 times on the boat to Green Island. I have camped in Hualian valley, sent a sky lantern in Pingxi and visited thousand temples.
I have sightseen on Maokong, slept in Jiufen Old Street, climbed over mountains, drank tea in Maolin and partied in Kaohsiung. I have swum in Pacific Ocean in Taitung, drank coffee in Alishan forest and finished 3 big tiger balms used against mosquito scrubs.
I had fun in Kenting, Keeloon, Taitchung, Taipei, Tainan night markets, made 1 small permanent 茶 tattoo on my neck. I have shared BBQ in Xiao Liuqiu, driven scooter under typhoon violent rain in Penghu and I made 2 Youtube videos of my first 6 months journey in Taiwan.
But moreover, I have been mesmerized every day for the last 400 days I have spent in Taiwan. There are so many other experiences I lived and I thank all of people I met to have made me enjoying Taiwan like I did.