Ghost Month in Taiwan – The Hungry Ghosts of Isla Formosa

The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →

Hong Kong’s Tai O Fishing Village

  Things To Do Hong Kong This guest post was written by Stephanie A Long. Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island, the Outlying Islands make for a great day trip, and the perfect way to escape the chaos of the city. Tai O fishing village is one of the more unique places to visit on Hong Kong’s islands. The village is located on Lantau Island (also the home of Hong Kong Disneyland, and the famous Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts on Peeing in Public

What’s up with peeing in public in Asian countries? Is there something I’m missing? Is it OK to do this? In Asia, it seems to be common practice. Perhaps peeing in public is preferable to public restrooms. I don’t know. Over here no one seems to bat an eye when someone decides to relieve themselves in full view of everyone. On occasion, I’ve noticed people doing this in North America, but not very often and usually at night or behind Continue Reading →

Happy Moongazing!

Artist: Mandy Wong on GFX Artists It’s an exciting time of year in Taiwan and the rest of Asia as everyone is gearing up for Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as The Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival. Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated every year when the moon is at its brightest, on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. This year, we are celebrating the festival on the 25th of October. Our school has given us a four Continue Reading →