Cycling Guanshan

We’re cycling in Guanshan today and getting a taste of their delicious rice.
This is Guanshan Train Station, and right outside the station, that way is a bike rental shop where I usually get my bike.
How do you say “I want to rent a bike?” It’s “wo yao zu tie ma.”
This bike path goes around Guanshan, and it’s 12km long. It’s about as difficult as eating a piece of pie.
There are very few ups and downs, and the scenery along the way is fantastic. There is almost an ocean of rice paddies, several streams, and a big park with a lake in it.
This is a great place to watch birds and other wildlife.
“Wan gong fan,” or “rice bowl” is what farmers used to eat in the fields. They would bring a bowl of rice, salty, greasy meat and vegetables in a basket, and then they would take it out at noon and have it for lunch.
At the “Rice School,” you can still get a taste of this very simple, local and delicious dish. The rice school is also a place where you can learn about how this staple food in Taiwan is processed.
Most rice that you'll find in Taiwan is of the medium length variety, originally from Japan. Compared to say, Indian or Thai rice, Japonica rice is firmer and stickier.
I have a friend named “Show” who lives around here. Every day she posts pictures of the rice paddies with mountains and fog rolling down them in the background. And every day, I say to myself, “oh I want to go.” Well now I'm satisfied. Look at how the rice stalks sway in the wind like the waves in the ocean. You should come.
 
關山之旅 騎鐵馬 嚐好米

今天我們來到關山騎鐵馬,品嚐美味的關山米!
這裡是關山火車站。車站外面有一間腳踏車租賃店,就在那邊,我通常都是在那邊租的。
怎麼表達想租腳踏車?就說「我想租鐵馬」。
這條自行車道環繞著關山,大約12公里長。它的難度大概跟吃一塊蛋糕差不多。
這裡上下坡的路段非常少,漂亮的風景非常棒。關山有稻海,好幾條小河,還有一座很大的公園,裡面甚至有個湖。
這裡是個賞鳥和欣賞生態的好地方。
「碗公飯」是以前農民在耕田時吃的東西,他們會把這一大碗飯加上鹹鹹油油的肉和菜放在籃子裡,帶到田園,中午拿出來當午餐吃。
在米國學校,可以品嚐這非常簡單,道地,美味的午餐。來到這裡可以學一下米是怎麼來的。
大部分台灣米的長度算中等,是日本米的品種。比起印度米和泰國米,日本品種的米比較Q,比較黏。
我有個朋友叫Show,她住這附近。每天她都po一些「今日美麗的稻田」與「今日漂亮的山嵐」的照片,讓我每天都想來。我終於滿足了。看看那些舞動的稻海!大家要來喔。