Dentist finds unusual way home for tomb sweeping holiday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/06
By: Chen Shu-fang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, April 6 (CNA) When Taiwanese return home to pay respects to their ancestors on Tomb

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

Sweeping Day, most rely on the train, ferry or plane to make the trip.

But for Huang Ting-fang (黃廷芳), director of Feng Yuan Hospital’s Department of Dentistry in Taichung, none of those modes of transportation were suitable because he was looking for something a little more challenging.

He opted instead to run home by taking part in the Trans Taiwan Ultra-Marathon (緃貫台灣國際級馬拉松賽), an eight-day, 560-km journey run starting from Fukuichiao Lighthouse (富貴角燈塔) in Keelung in northern Taiwan to Eluanbi Lighthouse (鵝鑾鼻燈塔) at Taiwan’s southernmost tip in Huang’s native Pingtung County.     [FULL  STORY]

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