I realise there's no time difference between Singapore and Taiwan, but I felt off-kilter when I got home last Thursday and it took several days of sleeping in and not doing anything more strenuous than going out for satay or steamboat, to restore my balance. In a lot of ways the 8-day jaunt to Taiwan was a lot more demanding than the longer Lonely Planet trips I've done to Vietnam and Korea, in no small part because:
- We hit the airport 7 times during that 8-day trip.
- We never stayed in the same hotel or minsu (homestay) twice.
- We spent much less time in each place than most vacationers do, so the local guides really had to squeeze in all the best sights and stops while we were there.
- I cut my foot so I was favouring my left leg, which wore out my right leg more quickly.
Labels: Taiwan trippin'