Setting Off Lanterns in Pinglin
A beautiful two hour drive along winding mountain roads through little towns, wild nature and small-hold farms takes you to a small village with an old street crammed full of delicious stalls selling local specialties made with fresh regional produce. To round off the day, you write your dreams upon a lantern of your choice (different colours have different significance), and let it off into the sky to go and tell the gods. Here, in my first few weeks in Taiwan
, when I was pretty enamoured with the place (love at first sight), my wish reads: I hope I can live in Taiwan forever (it's worked so far - fingers crossed!).