Ghost Month in Taiwan

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.

Taoist Symbolism in Taiwan

Lately, one of my favorite past times in Taiwan has been visiting local Taoist temples, which can be found in almost every nook and cranny. I rode my bike to the main Taoist temple here in Shu-lin to take some photographs of the magnificent artwork featured on every available surface within the compound. I am […]

The Chinese Dragon of Taiwan

Dragons are everywhere in Taiwan. The more I see them, the more enthralled I become with these ancient imperial symbols of wisdom, strength and courage. The Chinese believe that they are the descendants of dragons and since ancient times, sightings of Eastern dragons have foretold happiness, good luck and good fortune. Local temples are full […]

Life and Travel in Asia with Chronic Illness by Carrie Kellenberger

Through the Dragon’s Eye

We were heading home on the bike the other day and were crossing a bridge, when I noticed some extremely bright lights on the far bank. For us to even notice a bunch of extra lights in the neon world of Taipei is pretty rare, so we figured we’d better see what all the fuss […]