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Important notice

I’m sorry to inform my readers that after one year of very regular writing, due to even more unforeseen difficulties related to my planned...

Childhood memories from the Spanish countryside

It had been a long time since I had lunch with Spanish friends two days in a role. This wasn’t just because of the...

A long lunch with a contemporary witness

Today I was invited for lunch by a 90-year-old lady at her home in the neighborhood. She is mentally and physically still quite fit...

Astrological signs still relevant in Taiwan

One big advantage of Chinese culture that I slowly learned to appreciate is the relative absence of religious fanaticism, so widespread in Islam and...

Three culture shocks

Although I consider myself a man of the world who can easily adapt to different environments rather easily, I have actually suffered three culture...

No elevator during a forgotten holiday

Yesterday, while we were smoking on our balconies, my neighbor had to remind me that today, March 19th, Saint Joseph's Day, is a public...

Baden-Württemberg’s affluent neglect

With more than 11 million inhabitants as of 2017 across a total area of nearly 35,752 square kilometers, Baden-Württemberg is the third-largest German state of...

Remembering the 2011 Japan earthquake

Not the deadliest, but by far the costliest natural disaster in world history happened on March 11, 2011, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the...

Why I stay away from the hyped Din Tai Fung restaurant chain

Despite being in every guide book about Taipei in any available language, for me Din Tai Fung is probably the most overrated eating place in...

Some reflections on the occasion of my 300th article in less than a year

While I was still living in Taiwan, some people asked me to start writing a blog because they thought that I had many interesting...

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Reorganizing my schedule

After six weeks

The worst seems to be over

Readapting to Taipei

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