Tag Archives: Taiwan

2017 Lantern Festival

According to the Chinese zodiac this year’s Chinese New Year rang in the Year of the Rooster, year of the chicken in Chinese, but rooster sounds better in English. Here are some photos from the Lantern Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the Wall!

This week’s photo challenge is “Earth”. It is hard to know where to start and where to end. Earth surrounds our life in so many ways. Most of us live in houses made from bricks, cement and stone. In hot … Continue reading

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The Indomitable Spirit of Banyan

The banyan is an amazing tree. It often starts out as a tiny fruit seed dropped by bird onto another tree. There, in a crack it germinates and lets down a weak thin root till it reaches the ground, then … Continue reading

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A Retro Dinner Table

Some sixty years ago Taiwan was struggling to make the transition from a predominantly agrarian society to establishing viable industries, commerce and trade. People worked very hard starting small manufacturing and assembly businesses, often times in their living room with … Continue reading

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Hakka Cuisine

The Hakka are Chinese people whose come from the Hakka dialect speaking areas of southern China. There are more than four million Hakka in Taiwan and they form the second-largest ethnic group on the island. They have their own characteristic … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding Road

The long and winding road. Northward view after sunset from Zhongliao Mtn in southern Taiwan with busy traffic on highway No.3 below.

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Taiwan Street Food 2

Zongzi (粽子), or sticky rice dumplings, are a traditional Chinese food made from glutinous rice and various stuffings, such as meat, mushrooms, dried vegetables, etc. They are then wrapped in bamboo leaves, tied up with strings and boiled or steamed. … Continue reading

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Taiwan Street Food 1

Poached quail eggs are popular street food in Taiwan, often found in night markets and at public events.

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The Chinese Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year and usually falls on some day in February or March. In … Continue reading

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Kenting National Park

A view of Kenting National Park on the southern tip of Taiwan. It is well known for its tropical climate and sunshine, scenic mountains and beaches.

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