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Number of sunny days this week: 5
Number of cloudy days this week: 1
Number of rainy days this week: 1
Number of snowy days this week: 0
Number of windy days this week: 5
What is the air temperature right now in Fahrenheit?: 68
How was the weather this week?:

Hengchun means “Constant Spring” in English, and after a few days here, you begin to understand why this is! The weather this week was mostly warm and sunny, even though it is currently winter in Taiwan. The past few days have also been very windy, so I’ve needed to wear earplugs at night, so the sound doesn’t wake me up!

What animals did I see this week? :

This week, I was riding my scooter to school and a monkey ran across the road! My school sits at the base of a mountain, so monkeys will often sneak onto campus to steal the dragon fruits the students grow. The monkeys here are about the size of racoons, and they can get pretty aggressive if they see you carrying food they also want. Besides monkeys, I regularly see cats, dogs, snails, slugs, and egrets here in Taiwan.

What was the coolest thing I saw in nature this week?:

I went on a walk the other day and saw a giant spider sitting in its web! The spider had super-long legs and was about the size of my hand.