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Traveling Taiwan: Mountain Drive to Alishan (Part 20A of 24)

As I began looking through my notes and pictures on the trip to Alishan, I realized that I couldn’t cover everything in just one post, so I’m going to share it as a sub-series (hence the part 20A–it will go … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: San Xian Tai (Part 19 of 24)

We had seen a feature of San Xian Tai in a National Geographic travel guide to Taiwan and thought, “Wow, that looks really cool.” Looking it up, though, we saw that it wasn’t exactly right next to a train stop, … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Taroko Gorge (Part 18 of 24)

In the book 1001 Natural Wonders You Must See Before You Die, one item in this big bucket list is right in the heart of Taiwan–Taroko Gorge. I guess you could say this is sort of like Taiwan’s Grand Canyon. … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Dansui/Tamsui (Part 17 of 24)

Hopping on the Taipei MRT local subway, you can easily take one of the main lines to the very northern stop at a small town called Dansui, also spelled “Tamsui”. This small town was once a major port of commerce … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Jiu Fen (part 15 out of 24)

Way back in the day, this village tucked away up in the mountains of northern Taiwan with its insanely gorgeously view of the ocean began with nine families. The trek down the mountain to trade with larger towns was quite … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Yeh Liu (part 14 out of 24)

The Yeh Liu Geo Park is basically nature’s sea-erosion sculpture gallery where visitors can witness the strange and sometimes strikingly beautiful shapes that have been carved out of the rock by centuries of ocean waves. My grandparents had taken me … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Mao Kong Gondola & Taipei Zoo (Part 13 of 24)

Another jewel of Taipei I totally missed out on during my time studying there in college was the renowned Mao Kong mountain area that’s a major center or gourmet tea production in Taiwan. Taking the regular citywide MRT subway station, … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Sun Yat-sen & Chiang Kai-shek Memorial (Part 12 of 24)

History in a nutshell: Sun Yat-sen lead the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuo Min Tang or KMT party), overthrew the Qing dynasty of China, and became the first President of the Republic of China. When he passed away, Chiang Kai-shek was … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Snow King & Ice Monster (Part 9 of 24)

The above picture is a scoop of curry ice cream from Snow King in Taipei, Taiwan. The first bite I took was surprisingly creamy with a bit of the curry spice kick at the end. I thought I would be … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: The National Palace Museum (Part 8 of 24)

The National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan holds the largest collection of Chinese art and artifacts in the world. The collection at this museum is so large that it takes 12 years for them to display every single item before … Continue reading

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In-N-Out Burger Opens in Taipei for 2 Hrs

Apparently Ang Lee and I are not the only people of Taiwanese descent that love In-N-Out Burgers. The chain recently decided to torture their fans in Taiwan by opening up for a planned 4 hours to sell only 300 burgers, … Continue reading

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Remembering 228: My First Lesson at the Taiwanese American Foundation (TAF) Summer Camp

This piece was written for the youth participants and alumni of the Taiwanese American Foundation (TAF), the oldest summer conference serving people of Taiwanese heritage. It was originally published at the TAF website and has been republished here with permission. … Continue reading

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