My New Life in Asia

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My New Life in Asia
From Taipei I explore the history, culture, and life of Taiwan and the Chinese-speaking world as a whole. My aim is to offer insightful, well-researched articles and help others understand this fascinating region.
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  • San Va Hospedaria - Budget Accommodation In Macau 2 days ago Several years ago I wrote a post about how difficult it is to find budget accommodation in Macau. Indeed, I was planning on spending a few months in the former Portuguese colony, and I believed it should be cheaper than neighbouring Hong Kong. Nothing could be further from the truth. Despite...
  • Chinese Detained For Altering Government Propaganda Poster 1 week ago Statement by Chengbu Public Securtity Bureau (Weibo) A Chinese citizen from Chengbu Miao Autonomous County, in China's Hunan Province, was detained for a week after he altered the words of a government propaganda poster. According to Chinese media reports, on December 17 the government of...
  • Best And Worst Public Transport Systems - Comparing Rome, Berlin, Taipei and Hong Kong 3 weeks ago An MRT station in TaipeiA few months ago I took a night bus from Rome to the seaside resort of Ostia. Halfway through the journey, a weird smell began to fill the air. I wasn't sure what it was and I didn't think much about it until I heard other passengers complain. As the smell became more and...
  • German Police Exchanged Nazi Content In Chat Group 2 months ago Frankfurt Police HQ (by Magadan via Wikimedia Commons)Policemen in the German city of Frankfurt have been accused of threatening a lawyer and exchanging far-right and Nazi content in a chat group. On 2 August 2018 lawyer Seda Başay-Yildiz received an anonymous fax signed by "NSU 2.0." The...
  • Taipei Walking Tours - A Guide To Taipei In 6 Days 1 month ago Taiwan is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in Asia. With about 10.74 million tourists in 2017, it lags behind Asian neighbours like Thailand (35 million), Hong Kong (58 million), Japan (28.7 million), or Indonesia (14 million).Nevertheless, Taiwan is a great place to visit due to...

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  • Top 9 Cultural Differences Between Italy and Taiwan Expat Blog Awards 2013 It is always difficult to talk about cultural differences. Especially when one compares two countries like Italy and Taiwan, which not only are themselves very diverse and complex, but which have culturally and historically barely anything in common...

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