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Stopping to Smell the Roses: Taichung Flower Market

Last Updated on November 14, 2018

Located a 30 minute drive north of Taichung right before the Miaoli county border is a humble but scenic tourist attraction, Taichung Flower Market (中社觀光花市 / zhong she guan guan hua shi). As I was around during the early summer,…

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Street Art Around the Island

Last Updated on June 25, 2019

One of the ways I strive to understand a culture is through art. Art communicates ideas and expressions in ways that words cannot. I’m a big fan of modern art, but some of the coolest art I’ve found is art…

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Mascot Love

Last Updated on March 14, 2019

With so many brands competing for attention in Taiwan, logos often take the back seat to adorable mascots (吉祥物 / ji xiang wu). It’s hard to walk around without seeing a mascot emblazoned over windows, walls, and street signage—each, gently…