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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...

Queuing up for bread, stamps and tobacco

The decline of a nation never happens suddenly. It’s a very long, slow process and therefore more difficult to notice. That doesn’t mean that...

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...

The Spanish Ministry of Truth

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will punish those who disagree with the...

Flooding in Valencia brings back typhoon memories of Taipei

While I was watching the storm that hit Valencia yesterday from my balcony around midnight, images of the many typhoons I experienced in Taiwan...

The sunset in Valencia and the city’s decay

I live near the beach and still try to go there every late afternoon for a short swim in the Mediterranean. The water got...

First and Third World administration

In my humble opinion, a modern State is also defined by an effective administration that takes its citizens and their issues seriously. Taiwan has...

A day like a roller coaster

Today I regained my computer and lost a friend.

Anecdotes of and reflections on the 14th of July

The 14th of July is relatively relevant for my family’s history, and it’s also the French National Day.

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