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Photos, stories, and articles from cultural events, and places in Taiwan

Chengrish: The First 20 Minutes in Taiwan

Chengrish: The First 20 Minutes in Taiwan

The International Airport my cousin found really funny When traveling to unknown lands, the first impression counts – my cousin’s first twenty minutes on Taiwanese soil by Jens Kastner My cousin came. I concede that this might not be of interest to others, but for me it did have some significance. For three years I […]

Expat Culture in Taiwan: Definition of Independence

Expat Culture in Taiwan: Definition of Independence

The Taiwanese are not independent is a recurring expat discussion in Taiwan – along with, and because of it, the frustration why we are not catapulted to instant success. It comes from their family relationships. You will here a 40-year old man say he has to ask his parents if he can go on holiday […]

Expat Culture in Taiwan: The 7/11 bar

Expat Culture in Taiwan: The 7/11 bar

The 7/11 was a major expat hangout in Taiwan. Before i came to Taiwan I had actually had a reasonably well-paid job; time was precious so, after work, i hit the pub before getting the last train. In Taiwan convenience stores every hundred yards stocked full of beer that could be bought at anytime of […]

Typhoon Morakot Mudslides: Siao Lin Village Kaoshiung Photos / Update

Typhoon Morakot Mudslides: Siao Lin Village Kaoshiung Photos / Update

Yesterday I went on an expedition to the typhoon Morakot ravaged area. The name of this place is Siao Lin village¬†in the Kaohsiung suburb side of the city. The whole village population of 4 thousand was washed away by the mountain mud slide during typhoon Morakot on August 8, 2009. The area isnow restricted by […]

Kaoshiung Temple: Fo Guang Shan Monastery

Kaoshiung Temple: Fo Guang Shan Monastery

This week I travel to Fo Guang Shan Monastery, and this temple is one of the biggest temple in Taiwan. This monastery¬†has been in Taiwan since May 16, 1967. The place is more than 30 hectares in Ta Shu Township, Kaohsiung County. Taiwan is the first establishment of Fo Guang Shan Monastery, and right now […]

Expat Culture in Taiwan: I am here for the work experience to get a job for a multinational back home

Expat Culture in Taiwan: I am here for the work experience to get a job for a multinational back home

This is another of the assumptions we make: Taiwan is going to give you a leap up into a great job back home, valuable work experience you failed to get back home. For those who come to Taiwan because they failed to get on that graduate training scheme, it is an easy hope to hang […]

 Lo Man Kam Wing Chun Kung Fu by Thierry Cuvillier

Lo Man Kam Wing Chun Kung Fu by Thierry Cuvillier

Instructor : Thierry Cuvillier Link : http://www.myspace.com/thierry9 1- Lessons @ XIMEN DIN wednesday : 10am to 12pm Friday : 10am to 12pm sunday : 5pm to 7pm Group class : 2500 NT$/Month [12 classes ] 2F., No.2, Ln. 133, Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 108, Taiwan (R.O.C.) – MRT XIMEN DIN -Exit 6 2- […]