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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),...

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...

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...

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...

Wansei Back, a movie about Japanese born in Taiwan

After the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894/95, by signing the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17th, 1895, China was forced to concede...

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....

A different type of stress

Those who have worked in Asia are aware of the fact that reality there is much more complex than snorkeling in Thailand,...

Fake Spanish “Nationalists”

In China, Korea, Japan and even Taiwan, the term “Nationalist” describes people defined as such in the traditional sense of the word....

A day like a roller coaster

Today I regained my computer and lost a friend.

The legendary Mediterranean diet

Judging from my personal experiences, Mediterranean diet doesn’t live up to the expectations it arises.

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