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Art, Culture and Candy: The Small Museums of Taipei

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Stuffed gorillas, miniaturized Vaticans and gigantic blocks of gold-encrusted nougat; diversity is the hallmark of any serious cultural journey...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Food | Culture | Travel | Festivals | For Kids | Art

Recipes & Photos for 'Eat Drink Man Woman' Taiwanese Dinner

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Shrimp & Water Chestnut Croquettes 1 pound shrimp, peeled & deveined 4 water chestnuts, finely minced 1 egg, slightly beaten 2 scallions, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon grated ginger root 1 tsp minced...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Food | Culture

Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Audrey Lim - alim [9,137]

In my family, we have a dog, an ox, a rat, a tiger, and two dragons! When such a varied bunch sits together, one can expect a clashing of "personalities" and other factors... but such is the...

Destinations: Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia | Taiwan | China | Macau | Singapore | Beijing | Hong Kong | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Traditions
Free Samples on Tihua Street

Five Reasons to Spend Chinese New Year in Taipei

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Chinese New Year in Taipei? No, dear reader, We are neither drunk nor insane; While the Taiwanese have a reputation for being all business, when the business is holiday merrymaking, they go whole hog...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Food | Culture | Travel | Adventure | Festivals | Traditions

Celebrating Chinese New Year - Firecrackers

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

To scare away the terrible Nian, the daring villagers lit hissing, popping firecrackers. Now the first hours of every new year are filled with the sounds of Hiss! Pop! Boom! After the last firecracker...

Destinations: Taiwan | China | Beijing | Taipei | Hong Kong
Topics: Culture | Festivals | For Kids | Traditions | Art
The author in a rare moment

Love Hotel Etiquette

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Author's Note: "Love Hotel Etiquette" Originally appeared as one of my weekly "Off the Rails" columns in The China Post. However, its inevitable that any long term traveller in any number of Asian...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | Performing Arts

Film Review: The Wedding Banquet

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

With Brokeback Mountain's many spotlights cast upon director Ang Lee, it's easy to forget that he had humble beginnings with a sweet little film called The Wedding Banquet. This 1993 Ang Lee classic...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts

Film Review: Eat Drink Man Woman

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

"Eat, drink, man, woman. Food and sex. Basic desires. Can't avoid them." Take one widowed Taipei master chef, add three romantically-troubled daughters, stir in a flirtatious widow, mix vigorously,...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Food | Culture | People
Worshipping at Lungshan Temple, Taipei. Religion is just one example of Chinese influence on Taiwanese life.

Chinese/Taiwanese: Lessons in Identity

Dawn Stanton - dstanton [2,069]

"Is your roommate Chinese or foreigner?" At first I didn't know how to answer that question, most often posed by my ESL students. I was living in Taipei, and my roommate was Taiwanese. I considered...

Destinations: Taiwan | China | Beijing | Taipei
Topics: Culture | People | 20th Century History

Film Review: Monkey War & Peace

Dawn Stanton - dstanton [2,069]

Monkey War & Peace was shown during the 28th International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana, April 30-May 7, 2005. A 50-minute look into the conflict between humans and the Formosan Macaque...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Nature
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