I’m trying to understand why so many Taiwanese people think that driving for more than 10 minutes to anywhere by motorcycle is crazy.
I live in Jiayi and just started to work part-time in Ming Shyong (spelling?). I asked my boss for a map and she said that it’s too far to drive. That I should take the train. The first day (today) someone from my work was nice enough to drive me there to show me where it was. It was only like a 15 to 20 minute drive. Not far at all.
So when I was finished I had to wait 1.5 hours for the next train back into Jiayi.
Also. When I tell people of my motorcycle travels around the island they tell me that I am crazy and why the hell would I want to do that?!!?
Taiwan has the highest motorcycle to person ratio in the world. What the hell is with this attitude?
I was thinking that maybe part of the reason is that a lot of people don’t take care of their bikes and they are pieces of garbage and couldn’t make it more than 10 minutes at once.