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Great stuff -- wish I'd read this BEFORE moving to Taiwan (though I did survive my year there without a major accident). I'd simply add this, on the subject of helmets: get a full-face helmet, not a tiny little clam shell (aka brain bucket). I know they're hot, but if you go down, wouldn't you want your entire head (face included) protected?


Good to hear from you, newley. Too bad we didn't manage to get together in BKK.

Yes, the helmet is important. I think I put it in the original post, but it bears repeating. Buy a full or 3/4 helmet. Face shields are especially nice if you drive on dusty, industrial-use roads. In the rain, they blur vision a bit, but much less than water hitting you in the face will. The clam shell ones just slide to the side. Result: brain damage. Seriously.


Nice blog, I like the way you write about Taiwan. Keep going. ^^

By the way, these tips can say my life on the road.ha.



wow, you're an excellent writer. I appreciate the tips for the scootering. I am trying to buy my very first scooter this week. I just moved to Kaohsiung....got any pointers for buying a relatively cheap bike but that is in good condition?

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    This blog stands against the fictitious law passed in March 2005 by the P.R.C. proposing that unification is Taiwan's legal and moral duty, even to the point of the P.R.C. using force to uphold that fiction. TaiwanTiger ascribes to the statement of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council that:

    "The Republic of China is an independent and sovereign nation and its sovereignty rests in the hands of the twenty-three million Taiwanese people. Only the twenty-three million Taiwanese people have the right to make the final decision on any change to the nation's status and future."

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    So, this seems kind of crazy, but hey we all love to eat, right? In Taiwan, it's considered a hobby. When you go on a trip, you need to stop at such and such town for their great ______. Noodles, shrimp rolls, chicken thighs, soup, whatever. Everyplace seems famous for some addition to the Taiwanese culinary tradition. So here I am attempting to document some of the traditions of eating, the places to go, and the food itself. This will be a difficult and slow moving project, because I feel really strange photographing food in the presence of other diners, especially when I have to stand on a chair to get it all in.

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