Category Archives: Taiwan

Hong Kong, Cupcakes and Kitties!

We take a quick 2 day trip to Hong Kong to get new visas and see what Hong Kong has to offer.  Taiwanese people have Hello Kitty mania. Girls wear Hello Kitty bows in their hair.  Thick lens-less glasses are all the rage … Continue reading

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Festivals, Rites and Rituals

We have now been in Taiwan for 11 weeks, only a couple more weeks left before we head to Japan!  Our days are filled with Chinese studies as Stu shared last week and time with family and friends. The months … Continue reading

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Tips for Learning Mandarin Chinese

Author’s note to the reader: This post deviates from the standard on this blog as it is mostly text and is a guide for other learners rather than a story about our travels. We’ve included striking signs for your amusement.  … Continue reading

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Finding Nature in Taipei’s Metropolis- Part 2

My daily commitments require me to move no more than 40 feet in a tiny small apartment.  Luckily Fuzhou Mountain Park is a 15 minute walk  from our home.  For centuries this mountain was a gravesite.  The state is gradually … Continue reading

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Natural Beauty of Taiwan

During the week, we live in a small apartment in what must be one of the most crowded cities in the world. Taipei is also home to many motor scooters, cars, subways, buses… all of which can leave one feeling … Continue reading

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