We stood crammed into this circular bus station for an hour, which was actually much shorter than I’d expected us to be there. The bus ride down took the better part of three hours because traffic was awful on the freeways too. Our seats were in the very back, next to the bathroom. The handle on the bathroom door was backwards and tricky, and the little white sign telling you to pull down first was in English only, not in Chinese. So Rodger had to let everyone in and out of the bathroom on that trip!
Being in Taichung itself was literally not anything to write home about. We didn’t do very much besides walk around almost aimlessly, take a lot of pictures of people and things going by, and just hanging out. That was the best part. I feel very happy when I’m with Rodger and Aimee, and it was a very relaxing twenty-four-hour vacation for me.
There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
- Robert Louis Stevenson