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In 2016 my parents and I toured the main island of Taiwan, also known as the Republic of China. A democratic republic that mixes western and Chinese sensibilities, the R.O.C. is in a state of political limbo: it is not recognized as a fully independent nation by the vast majority of countries, but operates independently of mainland China.

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Taipei, Taiwan

The final destination on our eight-day Taiwan tour was the capital city of Taipei. First...

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Cars in Taiwan

I wasn't sure what to expect on the car front when I first came to Taiwan....

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Yehliu Geopark, Taiwan

From Hualien County, our tour group took a train to head north along the east coast...

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Food in Taiwan

When we arrived in Taiwan, the first thing I wondered was how the food would differ...

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Hualien County, Taiwan

From Kaohsiung City, our tour group headed over to the east side of the island of...

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Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

From the Buddha Memorial Center---which is also located in Kaohsiung City---we visited Cijin Wind Turbine Park....

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Tainan City, Taiwan

After visiting the Wen Wu Temple at Sun Moon Lake, our tour group went over to...

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Cihu Mausoleum, Taiwan

The first stop on the Charming Holidays Taiwan 8-Days Deluxe Tour was the Cihu Mausoleum, where...