Fighting Crowds at the Taipei Lantern Festival

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I headed to the opening of the 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival in Ximending. The crowd was difficult to navigate as I attempted to enjoy the celebration.
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Remains of the Vietnam War

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Recalling a visit to the War Remnants Museum in Saigon on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.

Taiwanese Election Tanks

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"I've had enough of reading things By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth" -John Lennon, Just Gimme Some Truth I arrived...

Protests and Police

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"And the riot squad they're restless They need somewhere to go" -Bob Dylan, Desolation Row On this Monday morning I'm still catching up on the chaos in...
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Take Me Out to the Korean Ballgame

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I finally got to see a baseball game in Korea. My first ballgame in Asia was quite an experience.
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Taipei Protests, Part 3

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On my way to find something new for dinner, I encountered yet another protest in Taipei. This is again related to the China-Taiwan cross-straits...
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Paper Pandas Invade Taipei

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Paulo Grangeon's paper pandas for the World Wildlife Fund at the National Theater in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Protest Marches on in Taipei

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Encountering the continuation of the student protests (Sunflower Movement) in Taipei as the protesters marched along the street next to Peace Park.
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Taipei in Protest

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Students protest and occupy the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. They are protesting President Ma's executive order for a new trade pact with China.
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Ai Weiwei at Princeton

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On a tour of the Princeton campus, I encountered the artwork of Chinese activist Ai Weiwei. There are his Chinese zodiac heads.
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At the Ball Game After 20 Years

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A few weeks ago, a friend posted on Facebook that he and his relatives couldn't use their season tickets for a Yankees game and...
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Alligator Is Seafood, Right?

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On Saturday, I joined my friends for the Belmar Seafood Festival. I haven't been to the Jersey Shore in a long time (a few...
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Jersey City on a Bike

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A bike ride through Jersey City with more than 600 other cyclists on the 4th annual Bike JC Jersey City Ward Tour.
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New York at Night

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A view of New York at night from the balcony at the Andaz Hotel during a No Kid Hungry event at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
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Industry Invitational Highlights 2013

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Highlights from the 2013 Industry Invitational at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic held at the Andaz Hotel. Tasting new spirits and unique cocktails.