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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...

When a gay German Minister irritated his Chinese hosts

Former German Foreign Minister, Vice Chancellor and chairman of Free Democratic Party (Freie Demokratische Partei, FDP) Guido Westerwelle, born on December 27th, 1961 in Bad Honnef, died...

William Morgan, from revolutionary hero to executed traitor

William Alexander Morgan Ruderth, “el Comandante Yankee”, the American who helped Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro (1926-2016) to secure victory, was executed by firing squad on March...

Impressions from Taiwan in the 1970s

Today I watched a short documentary about Taiwan from the 1970s with a quite charming selection of what could be called Asian elevator music,...

Taiwan, a very convenient island

Without any doubt, Taiwan is a very convenient place to live, not only because it has the highest density of strategically distributed convenience stores...

The Treaty of Portsmouth ends the Russo-Japanese War

The negotiations between Czarist Russia and Imperial Japan about ending the war they had been fighting since February 8th, 1904, arranged by then US...

Modern Singapore celebrates its 55th birthday

On August 9th, 2020 one of the world’ richest nations, the Asian city state of Singapore with a population of 6.2 million, celebrates its...

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