– by Pickles (catching up on adventures from April)
We usually bike in and around Taichung, but we were craving something new, so we threw the bikes in the van (family truckster) and drove 45 min north to the city of Sanyi. Sanyi is known for wood carving, but we found it is a great area for cycling as well.
At the top of our first climb, we found this temple and decided to explore. The orange carpets laying in front of the temple? Shredded carrots drying in the sun.
Our route took us over the small range of hills to some quiet and beautiful countryside, perfect for cycling.
On our climb back to Sanyi, Passionfruit pointed out where her pottery teacher, Wei Li fires pottery in a massive wood fired kiln. It’s nestled in a wooded area that’s slightly visible from the road. As we were halfway up the hill, we noticed smoke rising from the kiln’s chimney. Indeed Wei Li was working the kiln! We pedaled over and to say nihao and have some oolong tea.
Pomelos aren’t ripe until Autumn, but the the jaboticaba fruit is! And it grows on the bark of the tree. It tastes like a grape.
It just goes to show ya, you never know who or what you’ll see while in Taiwan.
Keep your eyes open!
Pickles & Passionfruit
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