Welcome to Ah-Taiwan: Life in Formosa

Regions of Taiwan

From the social customs of guanxi, to the vague familiarity of a language I still don't understand Taiwan, for me, is uncomfortably comfortable. Taiwan is a wonderful and exciting country to visit or to live, offering a rich assortment of cuisine and culture.

A very small island located off the eastern coast of China, Taiwan is a country that is truly much larger than its physical borders. Taiwan can be a little intimidating for the uninitiated and through this site, I wish to provide some information that helped my family and I get settled in addition to some insight and personal accounts of particular situations encountered on our ongoing Taiwan saga.

National Museum of Natural Science

The National Museum of Natural Science provides a great way of spending the day by yourself or with your family. Take the time to peruse the over 30 permanent exhibits that cover a wide range of subject matter. Spanning 22 acres, the National Museum of Natural Science has six distinct areas of focus. more »

Chinese New Year Video

As I was researching the Lunar New Year for an upcoming lesson, I came across this interesting video about new year traditions. more »

NHL 2013

Yes, even in Taiwan, we have felt the sting of the 2012-13 NHL lockout. In fact, I had pretty much given up hope of ever watching another NHL game. I realize that part of my sacrifice in coming to Taiwan was giving up hockey; watching games was my last… more »

The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

The Chaing Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, built in 1980, is dedicated to, and therefore named in honor of Taiwan's former president. It is an enormous white marble building and blue glass roof tiles. The memorial hall is flanked by the National Theater and the National Concert Hall. Beautiful flower gardens are also located in the surrounding areas. more »
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