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Adventures with Angela Part 1

For some reason, young people in Taipei seem to really like the Amish, 90′s-mom look.

Angela and I went to a market in one of the squares near Gongguan and we found some pretty cool stuff. A lot of the clothes that were on sale ranged from 50NT (roughly $1.66 USD) to 1400NT ($46USD), with denim jackets being in the latter group. It reminded me of a swap-meet but with young people just spring cleaning their closets. They had boxes and suitcases full of clothes, sitting on the ground with a group of friends, inviting people to come and check out their clothes, accessories, shoes.

A few vendors were selling new or upcycled clothing, some of which was pretty interesting but I was more interested in checking out what the university aged vendors were selling.



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One month later…

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First thoughts

I’ve been trying to update this post as I see new things or think about how different things are here compared to the US. Here are a few things I’ve noticed in the past few weeks that I find a bit strange… Continue reading »


It started off as a short trip with one of the Japanese girls from the hostel to get her last paycheck one day back in February, and it turned into an all day adventure that had us experiencing the new and hopefully unforgettable sights, sounds, and tastes of Shi-Yang.

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A few new people.

It’s been a crazy few weeks, with me starting a new job, the rainy cold weather, new food, and new acquaintances, but it’s been a fun crazy few weeks!

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Tianmu with Hitomi

I finally made my way to one of the coffee shops I’d spotted on my run my first few days here when I ran into someone I recognized from the hostel!

I’d never spoken to her before but we hit it off so well that we made plans to meet up the next day and have a few adventures.

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