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Farewell, Taipei

Today is my final full day in Taiwan, which is unfortunately filled with a long workday. I don’t have much to pack, but I decided to get a head start for once (I’m convinced I’ve forgotten and/or lost something because my suitcase has extra space). Tomorrow afternoon I will say 再见 (zàijiàn) to my home …

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Departing Taipei

These are my last few days in Taiwan. I was given a 90-day visa-free stay here, and my time is almost up–I prefer to leave a bit before the 90 days runs out to ensure I don’t overstay my non-visa. It’s been a wonderful almost three months living in Taipei. This city has made things so …

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Taipei Protests, Part 3

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 trade deal. If we count the anti-nuclear protest during my second week here, this would be the fourth the protest I’ve witnessed. Unlike the previous protests, this one seemed less organized, …

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Good Advice from Taipei

Sometimes the signs around cities are simple. Other times they’re confusing. This one at the Lin An Tai Ancestral House (林安泰古厝) near the Expo Park was just obvious. But, hey, you never know; some tourists really do need some basic reminders. I appreciate this sign looking out for my safety and common sense.  

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A Parade in Taipei

After my visit to Longshan Temple last Sunday, I wandered around the city. I figured there were other nearby temples and a riverfront park, which I couldn’t seem to find. As I wandered, I came across some sort of parade. I saw the dragon dance and plenty of firecrackers. There were some costumes that made …

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