This morning I departed Hong Kong for Taipei, Taiwan (the Republic of China, not to be confused with the People‘s Republic of China, or just China, as we know it in the United States). I really wished I hadn’t booked my onward ticket so soon as I didn’t have nearly enough time here. I really […]
Today is Tomb Sweeping day in Taiwan and China. Well actually, it isn’t traditionally today, traditionally its next week, but as with so many other celebrations in Asia the infrastructure can’t cope with the masses of people and now the government has officially extended the day over two additional weekends to relieve some of the […]
I tried to write this blog entry in English as I always do. But this time I find myself unable to produce anything nearly close to my true feelings in this language. Most of the thinking I’ve done during this trip was concreted in the form of Chinese language. So to come up with English […]
Its been a long time since I updated my blog! I have attached some of my friends pictures of Chinese New Year and a festival called Lantern Festival. Enjoy!
On Tuesday morning, we decided to get an early start and head to Hua-lien so we could spend the day seeing the city instead of wasting a day traveling. We took the subway to Taipei Main Station and found our way to the HSR(High Speed Rail) and TRA(Taiwan Railway Admin) area. We knew we wanted […]
On the plane to Taipei sat next to me is a Taiwanese American dude and we had good conversations about life in Taiwan and Philadelphia where he is from, most of his family moved back to Taiwan but he stayed, he is more American than Taiwanese anyway. He happens to be from the same town […]
From Lidao we took the 9am shuttle bus to Taitung where we waited for about an hour or so for our train to Kaohsiung, we bought boxed lunch at the station and it’s quite good. I love Taiwanese dishes, it seems you can never go wrong here, even the simplest food is heaven! Anyway we […]
Amstelveense Stadsdraken strijden voor wat ze waard zijn en behalen de tweede plek in KaohsiungVandaag hoeven we niet te varen, dus hebben we tijd om Taiwan te verkennen. Zoveel mensen, zoveel plannen. We vertellen hier de verhalen van vier groepjes. Een groepje gaat naar de hoofdstad Taipei, met de hoge snelheidslijn, gebouwd door Ballast Nedam. […]