Just before dinner at Hualien, we watched a cultural show put up by the A Mei tribe. Aside from the colourful costumes and lively dances, we were given an insight into the original way of life of this particular aboriginal tribe as well as their marriage customs. In my heart I wished that they were not performing for an audience and that the singing and dancing was carried out in the mountains where they celebrate important festivals and milestones in their lives. I do not want to participate in their mock marriage rituals as a tourist. I would have preferred to have been a guest they have invited to stay amongst them.