Recap: Cifadahan Interview

I had the honor of interviewing Nakaw, the owner of Cifadahan. She is the only aboriginal Taiwanese female entrepreneur we have interviewed throughout the course of the project. Cifadahan is also referred to as the…


Wrapping Up the Trip

On Wednesday, we took a train ride to Jiaoxi, a city in Yilan County. We spent the day at Takang University, where Dr. Kingsbury has connections. The staff and students set up three interviews for…


Last Day in Taiwan

Today (Sunday, June 15) is our last day in Taiwan.  Tomorrow (Monday, June 16) we fly back to the United States (or at least some of us fly back to the U.S.).  At any rate,…


Convenience Stores

Here in Taiwan we have learned the value of a convenience store.  There are 7-Elevens and Family Marts on almost every block of every town we have visited.  We have bought snacks, fruit, water, drinks, candy, meals…


Sightseeing in Hualien

We arrived in Hualien on Saturday after a five and a half hour train ride. The scenery that we saw on the ride was beautiful. There were so many mountains and farms along the way….


Recap: To the Drum Troupe!

In retrospect, my last day in Taichung was tiring, but eventful. My day revolved around the Qing Nian Gu Shou (aka. Youth Drummers). I attended a morning activity session that the members of the Qing…


Kefir & Blintzes in Hualien

Dr. Lott and I ventured off to try a Belorussian (White Russian) restaurant that I spotted on my morning jog, and which also was recommended to us by Dr. Kerim Friedman, when we visited National…


Local Train to Zhixue

Today we took the local train from Hualien to Zhixue to visit faculty at Dong Hwa National University.  So far in Taiwan we have ridden on very modern vehicles.  The High Speed Rail train and its…


Adventures in Penghu

Wednesday morning started bright and early as we left Tainan at 7:00am to catch a ferry to Penghu Island. The ferry ride was only about an hour long, and it was relatively peaceful. (At least,…



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