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Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time

Taiwan Firsts - What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time

Taiwan Firsts – What To Expect When You Visit Taiwan for the First Time As my parents are getting ready to return to the U.S. from their trip to Taiwan, they reminded me what it’s like to not only visit Taiwan, but also Asia, for the first time. After being exposed to Asian culture for a majority of my life, it’s easy to forget that parts of it vary greatly from what people may be accustomed to in Western culture. Moving from a Western country to an Asian one can bring with it real culture shock. Here a few regularities that those of us living in Asia may have already gotten used to. What’s That Smell? As my parents and I were walking through some of the night markets in Taiwan they kept commenting on the awful smell in the air. For those of us living in Taiwan we know exactly what that smell is – Stinky Tofu. It took me a second to realize what they were talking about because I hardly notice the smell anymore; however, they’re right, it smells. I mean, there’s a reason it’s called Stinky Tofu. Trust me though, it delicious when fried with cabbage […]

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Island of Taiwan: Taitung Part 2

Island of Taiwan: Taitung Part 2

The island of Taiwan series continues with the second part of the Tatung trip below. Check out the rest of my “island of Taiwan” series on the Reach to Teach blog to find out more about this beautiful island.

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What the Duck is Up With Taiwan’s Yellow Duck?

What the Duck is Up With Taiwan's Yellow Duck?

Taiwan’s Yellow Duck (as it is called in Taiwan) is an 18 meter-tall (59 feet) replica of a classic rubber ducky that looks like the one you might have played with in the bathtub as a kid. It inflates and floats in the harbor of big cities and creates crowding and mass hysteria.

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Top National Dishes by Country

Top National Dishes by Country

What better way to honor my love than to explore some of the world’s top national dishes by country? I’ve tried a number of these; others are on my list.

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year in Asia

Celebrating the Lunar New Year in Asia

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, is celebrated throughout the world, but has its traditions rooted in both China and Taiwan.

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