For the first time, ever, in my entire life, I got the chance to ride a bike that costs as much as my one-month salary. The experience was, obviously, unforgettable. Not because of the bike itself (although I'd like to consider it as a bonus), but because of the view around the lake.
Riding off the route recommended to us by the bike rental guys, this is the first stop we made. I know temples are ubiquitous in Taiwan, just as churches are in western countries, but similarly, each one as a different tone which marks their uniqueness.
Chinese Dragon 龍
Chinese mystical bird, usually translated as phoenix. 鳳
Temple dedicated to the matchmaker deity. 月老廟
After our first stop, we rode off again. It's quite hard to imagine how short one hour can be, when you're really enjoying yourself.
Another friend of nature. 又是一個大自然的朋友。
Another view of the lake. 另外一個角度看日月潭。
We had the bike for one hour, as mentioned earlier. There are a couple of reasons for this. 1. It was a combo deal we paid for when we arranged the accommodation. It came with coupons, and one of them included a free one-hour trial of Giant mountain bikes. 2. Because we had other things planned later (because of the coupons), we had to limit the bike ride to a minimum.