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Traveling Japan: Arashiyama’s Okochi-Sanso Villa

The Okochi-Sanso Villa in Arashiyama used to be the home of a famous actor named Denjiro Okochi. As I was researching the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest destination, I saw mention of this, read a little about it, saw some beautiful pictures … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Tea Farm Hike (Part 20E of 24)

Taiwan overall is a tea lover’s paradise. If you didn’t already know, I’m quite the tea lover. So being able to go on a hike up and around tea farms was a special treat. Enjoying the beauty of tea farms … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Zhou Cultural Center (Part 20C of 24)

In Hawaii, they’ve got that Polynesian Cultural Center, which on the one hand is a way to educate people about some of the culture and history of the various polynesian people, but at the same time, it reeks of colonialism. … 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: 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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