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What main languages are spoken here?:

Depending on where you are in Taiwan, you could encounter many different aboriginal languages. For example, at Luan Shan Elementary, many of the teachers speak the aboriginal Bunun language, and the students even have a separate Bunun class to learn the language. Despite this, Chinese is still the most widely spoken language throughout the country.

What type of money is used here?:

The New Taiwan Dollar (NT) is used throughout Taiwan.

How much does a bottle of water cost?:

Although most water bottles cost 30-35 NT, you can always find a smaller one for 15-20 NT.

What was the best meal this week?:

The best meal I had this week was at a restaurant in Guan Shan that serves beef noodle soup. This is a Taiwanese staple, but I can honestly say it was the best bowl of beef noodle soup I've had so far!

What music did I listen to this week?:

Some of the students at Luan Shan learned a dance to a song that's called "Embrace the World with you" (擁抱世界擁抱你, or yongbao shijie yongbao ni). It has a great beat and is really catchy, although I have to admit I don't completely understand all the words. 

What activity was the most fun this week?:

I also went to an orphange near the city this week to play some games and do English activities with some of the children there.