Superstitions of Hiking in Taiwan – Spooky Talk~

I am just fascinated by superstitions of hiking in this blog post by my blogging friend the Foottracker. I haven’t heard of any in North American trails, but I’ll keep my ears open from now on.


DSC_3894(1) Mountains just beyond the city in Taiwan

Some people like to travel to visit urban jungles and watch other human beings, some likes to go hiking and explore natures of other countries.

If you are interested in hiking the mountains of Taiwan, it won’t hurt to hear some of the locals’ superstitions and guidelines before setting your foot on an unknown territory.After all, you never know who or what you might encounter in the foreign country. O_O Shivers ~ As I was typing this post I did felt a chill down my spine, so just bear with me here.

1. Please say “Excuse Me” before peeing in the wilderness!!

In Taiwan aboriginal culture, every tree has spirit or god living inside, and they are sacred. When one must go due to biological needs, and you happen to pick a spot near a tree, do say “excuse me” before letting…

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2 thoughts on “Superstitions of Hiking in Taiwan – Spooky Talk~

  1. As I was reading, I was thinking about superstitions in this country and all I could think of “take only pictures, leave only footprints”.
    That first one … I’d be saying excuse me all the time 🙂

    1. Thanks for confirming for me that there aren’t common superstitions in the U.S. about hiking. I thought maybe I was simply being forgetful. There must be some spooky tales somewhere, but I must not have paid attention when I heard them. Did you read in the comments where the cases of people actually being drawn off the trail come up on the news? That is fascinating.

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