This city has a more laid back feel to Taipei and here my bedtime may go from a cosmopolitan midnight to a still-respectable 11pm.
We take the U-bikes to Carrefour, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world, to buy ingredients for our meals. I could take a whole day to browse this place – it takes “supermarket” to a whole new level for us rural old goats.
In the evening we bike to our running destination, run, and then bike back again – a duathlon really, which clearly deserves a large glass of wine – something that is super-expensive all over Taiwan. One of Taichung’s highlights was a visit to the National Museum of Natural Science. One Sunday morning is definitely not enough time to explore this enormous place. We will be back.