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Latest news: May 16th 2014

We are straight into summer this week, with temperatures in the mid-30s. It seems like we had a longer winter than usual, and not it seems as though we are going to have a longer…

Shopping for Tailor Made Clothes

When you think of getting custom made shirts or suits, Hong Kong often springs to mind. However, there has also been a long tradition of tailoring here in Taiwan, with many shops in Taipei around…

Latest news: May 9th 2014

As another week comes to an end, we are firmly in the grip of the annual plum rains. Apparently the plums are a ripening at this time of year and hence the name, but essentially…

Latest news: May 2nd 2014

It’s the end of another week here in Taiwan, and another week of protests, this time over the Gongliao nuclear power station. Fallout on the scale of Fukushima could make areas of Taipei City uninhabitable….

EasyCards old and new

How Easy Is the EasyCard?

It’s 8:20 AM on Monday and you’re late for work. You rush out of the house, wondering if you’ll make it to the office on time. Arriving at the MRT station, you discover that you’ve…

The Farmer’s Almanac in Taiwan

The best-selling book in Taiwan is the Chinese Almanac, or as it is also known the “Farmer’s Almanac”, with around 80% of households owning a copy. With its origins dating back over 2000 years, the…

Urban Hiker Redux: Fuyang Park to Hsin Hai MRT

One of the interesting things about moving abroad is the newness of everything–the mundane, everyday tasks we take for granted back home, say dropping off dry cleaning or calling someone to fix a leaky toilet,…

We’re back!

It is with great pleasure that we launch the new look site. Built to work on everything from desktop computers to mobile devices, we hope you enjoy your visits. It is a work in progress…