Tag Archives: Taipei

Tainan

As you head south, Taiwan only becomes more intensely Taiwanese, or “local” as my friends say here. That’s not to say one part of the country’s culture is more important than another, but the south is definitely not as affected … Continue reading

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Lessons in KTV

On Monday, CIEE took us on a “field trip” to the nearby Holiday KTV where we proceeded to karaoke for five hours. Well, some of us lasted the whole five hours (me and another student, as well as a few … Continue reading

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This sounds a little like the Taiwan “Touch Your Heart” campaign

(view of Taipei from NCCU) Taipei is this bustling city of crowded night markets, college campuses, food stalls and impromptu store fronts, an efficient metro rail transportation (MRT) system, children taking the frequent buses tearing through the city to get … Continue reading

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Jing Mei Night Market

So many things happen at  a night market on any given night; business is conducted and empires are born, children run around or play with Pokemon (or whatever’s the latest thing now) cards in corners, couples guangjie amid bustling crowds, … Continue reading

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Practicing Chinese Language, Bargaining

Not only is my Mandarin improving but my bargaining skills are too; perhaps this is because my spoken Chinese is improving, so I have the vocabulary to ask for discounts, but part of it is also thinking  in taibi (or … Continue reading

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Wai Guo Ren

Greetings from Taipei! I am here with family two weeks before my program begins, so this “pre-departure” post comes to you a day after stepping off the plane. — I wonder what is it about me exactly that marks me … Continue reading

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