Monthly Archives: August 2009

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Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan

Set in South West Taiwan Tainan is regarded as one of the oldest cities in the country, and its former name, Tayoan,¬† has been claimed to be the source of the name Taiwan. During our trip around Taiwan we were eager to visit this city because of the excellent feedback we had received¬† from three […]

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Taiwan has the friendliest people on Earth

Surprisingly but then not really Taiwan delivered all that we expected and much more. In only 3 weeks of traveling we drove through an impressive gorge in Taroko, surfed great waves in Kenting and experienced two typhoons and one earthquake. However best of all has been having the opportunity to meet Taiwanese people, whose charming, […]

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The World Games of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I never knew that sports called kroftball or fistball existed, let alone were part of an international sporting event second only to the Olympic Games, bust sports like these and others like dragon canoeing and tug-of-war (?) were part of the International World Games of Kaohsiung. Over 2000 athletes from around the world had come […]

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