I never expected the little town of Maastricht at the southern tip of the Netherlands to be this lively, but even during the gloomy cold winter time there’s lots going on surrounding the carnival. Maastricht proclaims itself to the the
Lan Kwai Fong, the party center of Hong Kong, keeps coming up with new events to attract people. It seems like there’s always something going on. October was Oktoberfest, so we got a whole month month of German beer parties.
This new year eve I was at the Kaohsiung Dream Mall, with some other ~500,000 enthusiastic Taiwanese all cramped up together. I believe my mom, who’s currently visiting Taiwan, was completely overwhelmed with the masses of people and the Taiwanese