Sunday, 17 July 2016
TAIPEI — Stunning taxi dashcam footage has captured the moment a woman was brutally mowed down as she crossed a street in Taiwan yesterday. The video picks up the action as the taxi approaches a four-way intersection in Taipei’s Neihu district. The pedestrian lights are green, so in theory that means turning vehicles should give way to pedestrians on the zebra crossing. But this is Taiwan, where it’s the law of the jungle on the roads, might is right, and only the strongest survive. By the time the poor lady crossing the road looks to her right, it’s too late. She disregarded the golden rule of boxing and crossing the street in Taipei: Protect yourself at all times.
That’s not to say it was her fault, of course. Guess there’s not much you can do when an SUV driver puts her foot down going into a turn. By some miracle, the 28-year-old woman, surnamed Wu, survived, Apple Daily reported. She was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries, including damage to her pelvis. There’s no word yet on what action police will take against the driver of the SUV. Well, at least she didn’t hit and run. Be careful out there folks!.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.