[Fragriver in Taiwan] The second day in Tainan: National identity and … Anping Old Street

Does “national identity” have anything to do with Tainan? I had not been that aware about “national identity” until when I came to Taiwan. If you are the one who are interested in history and culture, Taiwan itself is an ideal place for you to be exposed to the “national identity”. As I have already […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] The first day in Tainan

I have left my blog for a long time due to my tight deadline at work and application for Master’s Program. I decide to give myself a break today and continue to write something about my time in Taiwan. Recently, when I checked my blog stats, I am quite amazed at the number of visit […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung – The 3rd day: Foguangshan Buddha Museum, Fongshan Academy, Lotus pond

Waking up in the third morning, after having my clothes washed I walked to the Formosa Boulevard Station. This photo should be a strong evidence for my previous comment that Kaohsiung MRT is way less crowded than that of Taipei. That day I decided to take a trip to the famous Fo Guang Shan Buddha […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung: The second day – Hamasen Cultural Tour Bus

Honestly speaking, Kaohsiung did not leave with great impression in my mind in comparison with other places in Taiwan that I have been to. Perhaps for the first time during my lone journey around Taiwan, I started feeling in need of a companion. And I have been get acquainted with the nearly Japanese style of […]

[Book] “Why we can’t wait” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the Oppressor; it must be demanded by the Oppressed.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Last month, in my very last morning in Saigon, I spent the whole morning in Fahasa Nguyen Hue to pick up several books to bring back home in Hanoi. As I have written before in my […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung – The first impression

After spending 2 nights in Hualien, in the morning of the next day, I left Hualien for Kaohsiung. I did not fall in love with Hualien right at the first sight. My very first sight of Hualien was the quiet street in front of Hualien Station, which was made quieter by the dim street lights. […]

Chinatown in Saigon

Four years ago, in my very first trip to Saigon  (or Ho Chi Minh City), I was strongly interested in visiting Chinatown in Saigon. However, at that time, due to my limited time as well as my limited knowledge related to Chinese culture, I did not visit a lot of places at that time. In my […]