21 Jun, 2008 in Taiwan
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Instead of taking the train/HSR up to the airport, I took the regular night bus. It reminded me of my first arrival in Taiwan a few years back. Never in my life, anywhere else, have I seen anything like it. I’m a tall guy, way too tall for the average …

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A friend came by from northern Taiwan to visit my little Tainan pond on the worst possible weather. For a while forecast was predicting a comfortable hot sunny day, but then it suddenly turned and rain started pouring like I’ve never seen before. Absolutely mad rain for …

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I have mixed feelings about malls. Although I’m not a passionate shopper, and almost feel uncomfortable with the endless options of ways to acquire fashion, the mall provides me with an opportunity for wandering and watching people where everyone else seem to feel comfortable. If I would need to shop for something for myself, it […]

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Tainan’s 2008 Dragon Boat Festival was held yesterday at the Anping Tainan Canal with both the NCKU IIMBA students and NCKU Chinese Language Center participating. The Duanwu Festival is a Chinese traditional and statutory holiday. It is a public holiday in mainland China and in Taiwan, where it is known as the “Duanwu Festival”. …

Touring Tainan made easy : The Tainan tourist guiding boards

Till recently those signs were rare being just in the tourist spots in Tainan like next to the Chikan Towers, but it seems that in the past few weeks Tainan city tourism bureau has been putting them all over town, even the less touristic east side. I was surprised to see a few next to […]

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Meinong (美濃鎮) of Kaohsiung County (高雄縣) in southern Taiwan is an area famous for its traditional Hakka folk culture with over 90% the population of Hakka ethnicity. A few weeks back I went with John to explore a bit more of “The Real Taiwan” (:P). Hakka is one of those things in Taiwan that I […]

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