The following is the culmination of nearly a year away from work, home, family and friends...only to discover a whole new kind of work, home, family and friends.
|enjoying the view of Taipei|
我在希臘學到怎麼找到便宜的旅館，做希臘沙拉，而且欣賞歷史的美感。我上高中的時候學藝術史。以前希臘的藝術跟文化是我最喜歡的題目。可是只在課本裡看過他們的雕塑，建築物，跟藝術。不算是真的了解和欣賞他們的藝術。我在他們的寺廟的時候，一邊慢慢看，一邊了解以前人類的能力跟努力. 因為2000多年以前的人民就能建造出 the Parthenon，所以我應該能建立滿意的生活。從這兩件事情比起來，我的生活有非常簡單的感覺。
我在義大利學到怎麼收獲橄欖 和曆數。一般來說，人民不知道他們的食物是從哪裡來的或是誰種的。我本來也是這樣子，可是農業的工作讓我發現我小的時候非常幸運。因為我父母有餐廳，所以我想吃什麼，就可以吃什麼。從來不必為食物工作！ 雖然農業很辛苦，但是那些農人教我怎麼平衡工作跟生活。我們每天日出就起床，可是到了下午就在外面吃兩個小時的午飯。再忙也會停下我們的工作，看看每天的日落。不管你正要做什麼，你也會放下手邊的事，跟大家一起欣賞日落。
我在西班牙參觀了畢加索的博物館，去了非常大、非常有名的市場，還吃了很棒的三明治，很多人說那算是世界上最好吃的三明治。 巴賽羅那教我錦衣玉食的生活是怎麼樣的。以前我特別喜歡為了去很貴的餐廳花很多錢。但是因為從我離開工作開始，我沒有辦法花那麼多錢， 所以我決定在巴賽羅那吃我在西班牙的最後一頓晚餐。我是跟我朋友一起去的，我們聽說那家是當地最好吃的餐廳。我們兩個都花了六千多塊台幣， 四個小時，可是值得得不得了！
菲律賓教我怎麼好好地玩。我在森林，海洋，瀑布 ， 山丘， 河流，和山洞玩，美不勝收。
當然我還是愛到國外去旅行。但是如果我要得到新經驗，不必遨遊到很遠的地方。不管你在海平面底下18公尺潛水，爬3952公尺的山或是留在家裡，只要有好奇心，注意、 欣賞你的環境就可以感覺到 。一定要用觀光客的眼睛來看一切東西。現在我回國以後，不管我看超級市場，郵局，或是辦公大樓，都應該像博物館，玉山，或是日落那樣美麗。
Ai Ling's study abroad is a life study
Hello, everybody. I am going to tell you that I travel this year. Introduced me to see, learn, eat anything.
But this from my parents talking about the.
My parents grew up in Taiwan. When they were young to emigrate to the United States. Moved to the United States is to find more and better opportunities. However, the opposite of my situation. I have the opportunity to leave when the United States, it intends to return to Taiwan. Because I grew up in the United States, some Chinese language will not say. Grandfather grandmother always because I do not know, so I find it very sad. Intend to leave the United States in order to better understand the culture of my family with me. I decided to save money, save up, and then give up my job. Then I began to prepare to move into Taiwan.
In recent years I not only to Taiwan but also to travel around the world. I spent almost 10 months time series to several different countries. The first time I saw so many countries, originally did not even try it saw food, and made many new friends.
I went to Greece, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the place for me to get ten more satisfied with life. Teach me how to appreciate them simple happiness. However, each have their own teachings.
I learned how to find cheap in Greece, hotels, make Greek salad, and enjoy the beauty of history. When in high school I studied art history. Former Greek art and culture is my favorite subject. However, seen only in textbooks of their sculptures, buildings, with the arts. Not a true understanding and appreciation of their artistic. My time in their temples, while slowly, watch and learn with the previous capacity of human effort. Because 2000 years ago people could build out the Parthenon, so I should be able to build a satisfactory life. Ratio of these two things together, I feel life is very simple.
I learned how harvest olives in Italy and enumerate. In general, people do not know their food came from or who species. I was also like this, but I found work in agriculture when I was very lucky. Because my parents have restaurants, so I want to eat anything, you can eat. Never need to work for the food! Although agriculture is very hard, but those farmers who taught me how to balance work with life. We got up at sunrise every day, but in the afternoon on a two-hour lunch to eat outside. No matter how busy will stop our work and see the sunset every day. No matter what you are to do, you will put aside the matter with everyone enjoy the sunset.
I visited the Picasso museum in Spain to a very large, very well-known market, but also eat a great sandwich, a lot of people say that it considered the world's most delicious sandwiches. Silk clothing Yushi Barcelona taught me how life is like. Before I like to go to expensive restaurants spend a lot of money. But because I left work from the beginning, I can not spend so much money, so I decided to eat in Barcelona in Spain, my last dinner. I go with my friends, we heard that home is the best local restaurant to eat. We both spent more than six thousand NT dollars, four hours, but incredibly worthwhile!
Morocco taught me how to ride camels in the desert, so Moroccan, free riding, and confidence. Do not have a very clear plan. When I went to Morocco, a project no. No hotel bookings. Do not know are going. But we do not have any problems. Find places to go every day, but also find bed to sleep. Find that I do not worry, as before. It took more time to prepare with a plan, it may not get implemented.
I learned how spicy Thai dishes to pieces. Also learned how to endure different habits friend. I live with is not very good friends to travel together. I feel a bit annoying to spend time with people who get along very healthy for your heart. They taught me how to adapt to new circumstances, with the appreciation of each person. To me, this attitude is very important.
Philippines taught me how to play properly. I am in the forest, ocean, waterfalls, hills, rivers, and caves to play, beautiful.
Hong Kong taught me to eat pork.
Japan let me know the benefits of simple. Although most of their food, temples, national parks, with the arts are another delicate and simple, but very charming. I understand loyalty to Japan. I watched a baseball game in Osaka. I told my friends in the stands to give them fuel. Osaka's baseball team that day did not get points, and their pitcher to vote several consecutive balls. But because their fans are excited, but also team spirit, so they out of the limelight. The other side won, but the match was brilliant too impress! If you have the opportunity to go to Japan, baseball is not to go to Osaka.
In Sri Lanka, I learned how to relax. I used to make public relations in the United States, I very much attention to my appearance. I would rather die, not slovenly! But now, if can not take a bath every day,
I will not get angry. Now I do not Pazang dirty things. What can I eat and drink. Sri Lanka do not need knives and forks. Only eat with their hands. They also put food on the paper inside. They do not clean the box or the bag. Has been used with a sheet of paper, like the children's work, transcripts, or the old list, whatever.
I thought I came to Taiwan to study Chinese, did not think I would learn so many things. Taipei is not only taught me how to write, read Chinese, but also what I learned for me is the ideal life. Should be to decide which to choose life, so every day into a new adventure.
I also found in Taiwan, I love natural beauty. Mountain climbing with climbing in Taiwan began. Did not think I have the strength to do the exercises. Originally, I was afraid to speak Chinese, but now almost be it! Originally did not think I have enough strength, but now I have to prove their strength.
I also do not speak Chinese, but I learned how to travel. Good to travel, no matter how much money you have the opportunity to go to any country or. Will you take to travel, to see what you think. I intended to travel because I like to eat new things to see and enjoy the art and scenery, but now I think for me the most important benefits of travel is not such a simple thing. The idea is to get better.
When I was small I can easily get lost, and the map is difficult for me to understand. Went to 10 countries, it has nothing to do with finally found lost. Sometimes you have to get lost before they can find something new. When I travel, there are times I walk around in a strange place, suddenly see the particular market is still very beautiful scenery.
Of course I still love to travel abroad. But if I want to be a new experience, do not travel to far away. Whether you are 18 meters under sea level scuba diving, mountain climbing 3952 meters, or stay at home, as long as curiosity, attention, appreciation of your environment can be felt. Must use the eyes of tourists look at everything. I returned home, whatever I see in supermarkets, post offices, or office buildings, should be like a museum, Yushan, or as a beautiful sunset.