Typhoon Matmo is headed straight for us. While that sounds dire, Taichung is actually pretty well protected. Most typhoons sweep in from the Pacific Ocean and hit the east coast and mountains in the center of Taiwan before eventually dumping rain on Taichung. Even so, we are looking forward to the Taichung equivalent of a snow day. The big billboards around town are furled in readiness for the storm.
It gives quite a different look to the place.