Why I’ve Never Been to China (& prefer Taiwan)

Wild East Editorial / By Trista di Genova When I’m ‘stateside’ in the U.S., people first — almost invariably — make the mistake of thinkin’ I’m talkin’ ’bout THAILAND. Guess it’s ’cause bein’ one of the world’s WORST in geography skills, we Yanks usually don’t know the difference between the

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Compared to U.S., Taiwan police are teddy bears

By Trista di Genova I can now say from personal experience how much I prefer and appreciate lovely Taiwan po-lice officers! I’ve always thought they are SO nice, like teddy bears even, espesh compared to our Robo-Cops in America! Today, whilst responding to an elementary misunderstanding regarding forwarding my tenant’s

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Seventh Annual Christmas in Wulai: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Saturday, December 23, will see Santa come to Wulai for the seventh annual Christmas in Wulai event organized by the Atayal organization. Santa will appear from noon until 5:30pm, giving presents and candy to children and the child at heart at the Wulai Atayal museum. Wulai District is a predominantly

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Young American brothers explore Taiwan and share discoveries from children’s point of view

Tainan City, Taiwan – Three brothers, known as the Coolidge Brothers, are exploring Taiwan and sharing their travel experiences as YouTubers. There are a lot of YouTubers, bloggers and professional travelers with an online presence, but there is no one doing what these boys, known as the XJ2 Crew, are

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What is Right with Teaching English in Taiwan!

Rebecca Grace Kehl – Lifestyle Editor An article on what’s great about teaching English in Taiwan – or anywhere else in the world for that matter – to have a change in perspective to value yourself and your job. I’ll begin with an aside, a reminder, a light in which

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Mysterious Concrete Coffins in Tainan

In a southern district of Tainan, farmers carefully till their fields, working their way around ancient concrete sarcophagi that sit on the surface, or lay half buried in the sandy soil. One with a mushroom-like lid protrudes from a sand dune beside a farmhouse. Locals say that outsiders consider them

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Top 5 Free Attractions to Visit in Tokyo

Tokyo has the distinction of being the world’s most expensive city, but you needn’t break the bank to visit. While a loaf of bread may set you back around US$9 according to this CNN Money report, there are a bunch of visitor attractions that are absolutely free. This is The

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Winter Solstice: Its Request of You, and Yours of It

Rebecca Grace Kehl – revised copy for December 24, 2016 More people are learning about the Solstices and Equinoxes, how they are the original holidays and celebrations from which modern holidays, like Christmas, and all it’s flashing lights and noise, were created. Let’s revive what this time of year was about

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Denmark and Taiwan Cooperate on Wind Power

The Director of Denmark’s Trade Office in Taiwan, Nicholas Enerson, led a delegation to Changhua County [Chinese Language] this week, to view and discuss the development of wind farms in the county. On Thursday, November 24, the Danish delegation met with County Magistrate Wei Ming-ku (魏明谷), who said the meeting

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Of The Warm, The Generous, and The Neighborly

It was a scalding and busy Saturday for me, full of sleep-deficient-related headaches while nailing the major portion of the errands I set out to do for the day. After, I went out for a cooling walk to get a lemon-passionfruit drink with my reusable mug at the Coco Tea street shop.  I

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