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Bonding Over Coffee: An American Inspired by Life of Taiwan

When a chance to travel almost anywhere in world landed on her lap, Maretta Delacruz didn’t hesitate to choose Taiwan. ‘Why Taiwan? Taiwan is a melting pot of Asia/Pacific Islands, with strong influences from mainland China, Japan and aboriginal cultures. From Taipei to the south, this little island is known for an amazing variety of […]

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Japanese Era Architecture in Tainan and Chiayi

Between 1895 and 1945, Taiwan was a colony of the Japanese Empire. During that half century, the island changed beyond recognition as the Japanese authorities built roads, railways and schools, while Japanese corporations invested heavily in industries such as sugar and power generation. Despite World War II air raids and the breakneck growth of Taiwan’s […]

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