Hello, Taiwan

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When Portuguese sailors first caught sight of Taiwan’s main island, they called it Ilha Formosa—Beautiful Island. It’s climate is a mix of tropical and subtropical climates, depending on where, exactly, you are, and is prone to hot, muggy weather, sudden downpours, and a severe lack of snow.

Chinese New Year

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Right now, China is a warzone. Smoke blows over the country, smothers her largest, most populated cities. Her streets are coated with ash and dust, strewn with debris. At night, loud bangs concuss through every populated mile and the horizon glows with the cumulative effect of several hundred explosions. The noise is so … Continue reading