Too foreign for home, too foreign for here…

“So, here you are Too foreign for home Too foreign for here. Never enough for both.” Ijeoma Umebinyuo It has been a while that I wrote something on my blog. The last two months in Finland came by with repetitive busy routine with assignments and exams, leaving me with no a really free time for […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] A short trip to Laomei Green Reef (老梅綠石槽), Fugueijiao Lighthouse (富貴角燈塔) and Laomei Maze (老梅迷宮)

I have been back…to Taiwan…for a week. While I have not finished writing about all stories about my three months in Taiwan in 2016, I cannot resist my nostalgia for Taipei and decided to book round ticket to Taiwan for a week. Thanks to the new visa policy, I was not required to apply visa […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] The third day in Tainan: Sihcao Green Tunnel, Qigu Salt Mountain

Recently, I get to know a new colleague from Taiwan, named Peiyi. Peiyi is two years senior to me. She finished Master study in Law in NCCU and had two years of experience living in the South of Vietnam. We then have quite good chitchat, mainly in Chinese, with each other about my experience in […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] The second day in Tainan: Confucius Temple, Yeh Shih-tao Literature Memorial Hall, National Museum of Taiwan Literature

After visiting Anping Old Street, I decided to part with my Finnish travel mate to head back to the city center to visit Confucius Temple. Tainan’s Confucius Temple is the oldest Confucius Temple in Taiwan. Though I had been to Confucius Temples in both Taipei and Kaohsiung but I still did not lose my enthusiasm […]

[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 […]