Day 23: Big Buddha & Big American Food

by Theresa

What a big day! 😉

Literally though, big stuff over big amounts of time.

We had a fun-filled day of class, where I finally learned how to ask for a bathroom…


Followed by our second enterprise visit (which you already know all about).

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And on our way home, we stopped to see the Big Buddha!

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This is a Buddhist temple shaped like of the Buddhas. We had a very interesting tour and also enjoyed walking around the beautiful gardens.

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Have I ever mentioned in the Taiwanese dogs? 


We jokingly call them coyotes. They are homeless, beggar dogs, and they are everywhere–especially on our campus, although this picture was taken at the Big Buddha.  Almost all the dogs are thin and bony (or pregnant), and perhaps our upbringings in America taught us to expect any strange dog to be likely to attack anyone with food. They’re pretty much completely docile and seem to fear humans, but they still freak us out–hence the nickname.

Anyway, that’s just about anything you’ll ever need to know about the infamous coyotes.

After our tour of the Big Buddha, the entire group went to an American restaurant for dinner, called Feed Me. I’ll be blunt: I’m not a fan of hamburgers, and I was rather disappointed in the stereotype. But a lot of the guys enjoyed the change in food style and we got some entertaining pictures from it all.

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