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rediscovering Taiwan, one drawing at a time
Quite sensibly, our team of cyclists take noon naps during the hottest part of the day.  In Chaiyi, we rest in the blissful shade of the UFO-shaped Tropic of Cancer monument, an odd-looking solar exploration center of sorts.  Sitting upon the line that divides Taiwan into sub-tropical and tropical zones, I smile because the “Chia” in “Chiayi” is the same character as the “Chia” in my name; and so “Chia as in Chaiyi” has always been my standard reply to inquiries after my name characters, even though I have never been to Chiayi.  Now, after twenty-eight years, I am finally here, under a giant concrete mushroom with legs, with fifty-one teammates that are now like family.

Quite sensibly, our team of cyclists take noon naps during the hottest part of the day.  In Chaiyi, we rest in the blissful shade of the UFO-shaped Tropic of Cancer monument, an odd-looking solar exploration center of sorts.  Sitting upon the line that divides Taiwan into sub-tropical and tropical zones, I smile because the “Chia” in “Chiayi” is the same character as the “Chia” in my name; and so “Chia as in Chaiyi” has always been my standard reply to inquiries after my name characters, even though I have never been to Chiayi.  Now, after twenty-eight years, I am finally here, under a giant concrete mushroom with legs, with fifty-one teammates that are now like family.