214. When it’s 36degrees by 9am, there’s only one place you should be heading. 

Summer in Taiwan, much like those I sweat through in Hong Kong, are a tad on the scorching side. Thirty plus degrees with 100%humidity can never be described as a particularly dry experience, but I do have to admit you grow accustomed to perpetually sweating. The secret to surviving any hot summer day in a tropical climate is to head straight to the mountains, find yourself a particularly blue creek and jump head first into it (check depth first). There’s nothing that quite rivals it.