Taiwan

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…


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….


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,…


City #2…Tainan

On Saturday, we arrived in Tainan, the second city on our trip around the island. Tainan is a short 40 minute ride on the High Speed Rail from Taichung. It is much different than Taichung,…


Last Days In Taichung

Yesterday, Chloe and I had the privilege of interviewing Lily, one of the owners of Finga’s. Finga’s is a Western-style restaurant that serves sandwiches, pizzas, milkshakes, burgers, and much more. They also have a grocery…


Supplemental Discussions

Although we did not complete any interviews today, we had the privilege of speaking to several different people whose expertise is quite complimentary to our project. We first traveled to the Good Days Cafe to…


Day Trip to Lukang

Today we embarked on an hour and a half commute to the old harbor city of Lukang (pronounced Loo-gong). Lukang used to be a very profitable harbor, but in the 19th century, silt deposits began…


First Set of Interviews

During the first set of interviews I belonged to the team in charge of recording both audio and video feed. The equipment purchased for this research is very useful and brings high quality results. The…


Airport Adventure

Airplane Adventures I have traveled on planes and have been out of the country several times but this is my first experience in Asia. Fortunately there was no issue in getting to the airport around…


Nǐ hǎo! We have arrived!

I decided to save my first post until we were off the planes, into our hostel, and had a (semi) good night’s rest. I think my post would have sounded like gibberish if I attempted…


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