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Chinese food in the West

The quality and variety of Chinese food in the West, Spain included, has increased significantly in the last two to three last decades thanks...

Feast of the Immaculate Conception honors Spain’s Patroness

December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, has been celebrated in Spain since 1644 to commemorate a brilliant military victory against the Dutch, presumably...

A Sinified German from Valencia in Taiwan

While living in Taiwan for almost 20 years, as a German who grew up in Spain totally bilingual, I was regularly asked by Taiwanese...

Celebrating Scotland’s National Day on November 30th

On November 30th, Scotland celebrates its National Day and the feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the first disciple of Jesus, and its official...

Two years ago, the world’s largest Orthodox Church was consecrated

The Eastern Catholic Orthodox Church, the second-largest Christian community of faith on earth, has approximately 220 million baptized members, half of which live in...

A tribute to martial arts legend Bruce Lee

American actor, action director, martial arts instructor, philosopher and book author Lee Jun-fan, commonly known as Bruce Lee, or under his Chinese screen name...

Bars or clinics? Different priorities in Spain and Taiwan

Spain is well-known for its amazing number of bars, which have little in common with those in the United States. They are establishments where...

Heaven and hell: about banks in Taiwan and Spain

To deal with banks in Spain mostly makes me feel like being in a novel by famous Bohemian writer Franz Kafka (1883-1924), as the...

Paella for three

I thought that after two and a half years in Spain I was quite tired of paella, the world-famous Spanish national dish which originated...

About the very different drinking culture in Taiwan

In Mandarin, days and months don’t have proper names like in Western languages, but are just numbered. So the 9th of September is day...

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