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A very long journey back to Taiwan

I actually started to prepare my return to Asia last June when I got in touch with some old colleagues working at Taiwan’s Representative...

The Taiwan Lantern Festival 2021, also affected by COVID-19

The Lantern Festival is a Chinese cultural tradition which dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 25) and is celebrated on the fifteenth day...

40 years ago, tanks were rolling through Valencia

On February 23rd 1981, an attempted coup d'état against the nascent democracy, popularly known as 23-F and headed by Lieutenant-Colonel Antonio Tejero Molina (born 1932), took...

Berlin revisited

During my 13 years in Berlin, where I attended university and later took care of my disabled father before emigrating to Taiwan in 1999,...

Valencia made me appreciate my cats even more

I feel very relieved, as yesterday I finally received the notification from the competent quarantine authorities that next week I will obtain the permit...

Attending my first wedding in Taiwan

The big cultural gap between East and West also became evident to me when shortly after my return to Taiwan in May 1999 I...

Does Valentine’s Day match Chinese culture?

Mostly due to American influence, young Taiwanese have adopted some Western customs like Valentine’s Day on February 14th, which originally honored three early Christian...

Festive money in Chinese culture

First of all, I would like to wish my readers a very happy Year of the Ox, which hopefully will be significantly better than...

Old love never dies: somehow I feel quite attached to Valencia

I realized that if sometimes I sound quite negative about my almost three years in Valencia it’s not because basically I dislike Spain and...

Travelling with pets these days isn’t an easy task

Theoretically I have only three months left in Valencia, as from April 11th, 2021 I’m allowed to take my two cats back to Taiwan,...

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