By Travis Misner
NCAA Guest Blogger
Today the topic of discussion was gender equality in University Sport. We had a couple great discussions in our breakout workshops with about 15 other students and administrators from around the globe.
Our cultural event was a trip to one of the world’s tallest buildings in Taipei 101. It was really cool seeing the view of Taiwan from 500 meters in the air.
For me, it was similar to going to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago. The difference, though, is there are no mountains in Chicago.
After going to the tower, we explored the area and got to walk through the local mall. This city really is a different place at night. It reminds me of the Vegas strip, because every building and market is lit up with all different colors.
View from the Taipei 101
I’ve also noticed that everybody here is a New York Knicks fan. I thought Lin-sanity was crazy back home; it is taken to another level here.
There are Jeremy Lin jerseys, t-shirts, and posters everywhere. Not to mention every commercial on ESPN has him in it too.
It’s funny how there are so many differences between the US and Taiwan, yet there are some similarities that I never would have thought of.