Book Review: In 1624, a boy is born in Japan at the same time as the Dutch were creating a trade settlement in Taiwan. The boy will become Koxinga, Lord of Formosa.
Step back into time with me at Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi in Taiwan. This traditional Chinese teahouse is set over a koi pond with a stunning garden view.
Winter in Taiwan to me means that flower seasons start anew, and winter produce becomes available in abundance. The custard apple is one such product, and while it may not be considered to be a beautiful fruit with its knobby green bumps and giant black seeds, it can certainly be called one of the most delicious!
What would it be like to live like a monk? Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Monastery in Kaohsiung offers this unique experience at its Weekend Temple Retreat.