Flashback – May, 1994
I’m sitting at a sidewalk café in Turin, Italy, stirring my cappuccino as I try to warm up and wake up, recovering from a 12-hour time change and a hellish start to my much-anticipated Cinque Terre adventure…well, really more of a misadventure. Such a disaster I … Read more
Humans of the World – Ordinary People with Extraordinary Stories.
At age 17, Eveline Bingaman traveled to China and returned to the US with tons of questions:
“ I could not comprehend people’s behavior….How could all of my basic instincts just be wrong in such a huge portion … Read more
It’s Dragon Boat time in Taiwan, and in most Chinese-speaking countries- a holiday commemorating the life and death of the legendary Chinese scholar Qu Yuan. Races are raced, rice dumplings are eaten, wine is drunk, and everyone enjoys a 4-day weekend. It’s kind of the unofficial start of summer here … Read more
A weekend escape into Taiwan history …and food!
After spending many weekends wandering through the mountains near my home in Hsinchu, exploring mountain roads and aboriginal villages, it was time for a weekend getaway and some different scenery. So my friend and I packed our small backpacks and headed … Read more
Before moving to Taiwan, I knew very little about the country except that it’s an island with some murky connection to China. I had a Skype interview with a Taiwanese school, jumped on a flight and arrived on this murky island totally clueless. In the past few years I’ve learned … Read more