Kenting (8-9th Oct) | Didn't really take many photos because it was mostly raining heavily/there was nothing nice to take/ I was diving (with nothing to see under water either). Was greeted with an amazing sunset the minute I stepped off the boat (I didn't even need to edit the colours!). Stayed 2 nights at the dive shop with my colleague 小余 and his dive friends. Dive shop accommodation was pretty crappy and my colleague and his friends were all pretty much old uncles speaking in dialect so I was kinda bored most of the time 😅Thank goodness I brought a good book to read. The weather was bad, and it was my first time diving in the heavy rain.. it was pretty exciting though. Dive wise, I saw a few sea turtles!!! But other than that both dives were boring dives and I was just mostly staring at sand and rocks under water. Super grateful to 小余 for keeping a close eye on me under water and giving me super useful dive tips - finally able to control buoyancy under water properly, and manage my breathing so I don't use up my air so quickly. 小余 and his friends also paid for all of my meals while I was with them & picked and sent me everywhere I needed to go :') (I was so paiseh omg) // Had one day to myself in Kenting so I rented an electric scooter on my own and scootered around Kenting even though it was pouring and I could barely see the road properly. Don't really know why I bothered to go out that day, should have just not been stubborn and stayed in the hostel 😅😂 In conclusion I think Kenting was a pretty meh place compared to the islands I had just come from, but I guess I will never forget the day I motorcycled round in the pouring rain dripping wet, and trying to navigate the roads with squinty eyes 😂😅 #Kenting#Taiwan
Learning to ride a scooter in Taiwan - the best decision made in my life!😍 First time riding it was a nightmare as i couldn't balance myself while zig-zaging down a narrow slope and the instructor was on the verge of giving up on me😂 Luckily the second instructor gave me another shot and that time round he didn't hold on to me and let me ownself die😂 Miraculously, i rode straight down effortlessly without any problems!👍 That marked the start of my adventure!🙌 Kenting is super scenic - everywhere is so photo worthy and i had so much fun scootering around, loving the wind and view from my scooter!😍 But i had 3 encounters whereby i almost had an accident. The first was when i was following behind my friend very closely and she turned and stopped suddenly, while i almost rode onto her feet so i had to turn suddenly and landed on my side, injuring my knee. The second was when i was crossing a traffic junction where a car almost crashed into me as there were no traffic lights. The last was also where there were no traffic lights and i had to make a left turn in a big traffic junction.
All in all, if u ask me now, will i ever ride a scooter again? My answer is a straight NO.😂 Duno what made me so on last time but now i wouldn't dare to do it again🙊 #kenting#taiwan#travel#scooter#adventure