Hi, my name is Kurt and I came to Taiwan one year ago to study a master in International Environmental Sustainable Development. Since the moment I arrived it has been a very nice experience that combines not only high level education from the University but also gives us the change to travel and know a little bit more about Taiwan in general.

This time they asked us to share our experience in our last trip to Green Island which by the way, was amazingly beautiful. This trip was very particular since not only we got the chance to travel with my friends from NCU (ICDF students) but also we got to travel with students from another university NCCU. Both groups bound very easily together what made the traveling not only a touristic experience but also a social experience. At the end we came to realize that it wasn’t only people from different universities that were involved in the trip but also people from very different countries and cultures, in which you can mention:

  • Taiwan;
  • Honduras;
  • Panama;
  • Belize;
  • Burkina Faso;
  • Holland;

Quite a mixture right..! During the trip we went first to Taidong, where we had a lot of fun. The purpose was to understand a little bit more the aboriginal culture from the city of taidong. For that matter, we went first to a very nice museum, right after, we went to a park where we had the chance of free the mind, ride some bicycles and play at least for a couple of hours, like we did when we were kids.

After some few hours we when to the hotel were we rested for the night and were supposed to get ready for the travel to Green Island. So we did.. We got up very early, took the bus that was going to take us to the ship, and to Green Island, of course. We arrived after a very strange sail, and there it was, Green Island. One of the most beautiful islands I have ever been to. Not too big, not too many things to do (or I thought t that moment), but with an incredible view, filled with Rocky Mountains and very nice beaches. The water was so clear that you could see right through from the beach, well, we didn’t have to because the next day, we went to snorkel and it was amazing!!! I loved it, it was actually my first time but sure it’s not going be the last.

Anyways, we ate, we had fun driving scooters along the island, we saw the sunrise which I have never seen a like this, “if you go you will understand what I mean…”.

For now I think I wrote enough but let me assure you guys that the trip from Taigong and Green Island was even more that the things I wrote on this letter but it’s very difficult to express all your emotions in a couple of words so I’ll live the rest to your imagination.

Kurt Fortin D.
National Central University, NCU, 24/ July/ 2006.