Ringing in Taiwan’s Hot Spring Season in Guanziling

With the weather finally cooling, we headed down to the hot spring town of Guanziling, famous for its fresh air, muddy hot springs and excellent coffee.

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Goats and Gas Masks at Taiwan’s Hell Kitchen

Taiwan Scene Editor in Chief accompanies German TV company Maximus to Uncle Sheep Restaurant in Chiayi to watch it’s own make the world’s best goat hot pot!

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Birdwatching In Taiwan: Advice from expert to novice

Why Taiwan is one of the best spots in Asia – and maybe the world – for birdwatching.

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Beautiful Island: Taiwan is a Dream Location for Student Travel

Taiwan’s friendly people and unique combination of urban civilization and indigenous culture make it an ideal destination for experiential education. Two student leaders from America relate their story of leading a student travel group around Taiwan.

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Beer Tasting Night at Taiwan Scene

It was a Friday night to remember at the MyTaiwanTour office. Beer was involved, lots of it, extremely high-quality beer sent to us by craft brewers around the island.

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Follow Alana to Taiwan and Beyond

  Alana Nichols and I are about to meet up at a vegetarian restaurant in Taipei’s Da An District. Though we’d worked together on an episode of her show, Follow Alana, a few weeks earlier (we’d explored coastal Hsinchu by bicycle, learned the finer points of rice noodle making and gotten in a kite-flying session)…

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Lord of Formosa: A Traveler’s Review

Taiwan Scene reviews Joyce Bergvelt’s Lord of Formosa, a sweeping historical novel about Taiwan’s Dutch colonial period and the life of Admiral Koxinga.

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Health is the Greatest Wealth: A Conversation with Peter Kurz

If the name Peter Kurz doesn’t ring any bells, chances are you’re not deeply invested in Taiwan’s financial sector, the world in which Kurz has made a name for himself over the past three decades as an investment guru, earning the nickname “Mister Taiwan” in the process.

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Friday the Thirteenth in Taiwan

(4/13/2018) Today is Friday the thirteenth, a date most westerners associate with ill tidings, negative omens and bad luck in general. An entire blood-soaked film franchise is based on Friday the Thirteenth’s nefarious nature, and more than a few folks avoid traveling on the 13th day of any month that happens to fall on a Friday.

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