Cultural Experience · Foreigner in Formosa · Taiwan

{Foreigner in Formosa} Lee’s Restaurant

It's funny how distance and travel time are relative. I used to think that driving from KY to NJ and back during a four-day weekend wasn't so bad (only twelve hours each way), but now the thought of going four and a half hours to Kenting seems like a looooong trip. Maybe it's because Taiwan is so much… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} Lee’s Restaurant

Cultural Experience · Personal Update · Taiwan

A Chinese New Year to Remember

[To read the beginning of this story, see my post entitled "A Surprising Friendship."] Though I live in Taiwan, I've never done much of anything to celebrate Chinese New Year. Our school gives us a week off for the special holiday, and it's traditionally been a week that I spend holed up in my apartment,… Continue reading A Chinese New Year to Remember

Cultural Experience · Foreigner in Formosa

{Foreigner in Formosa} Two Local Gems

One of the fun parts of living in a foreign country and of moving to any new location is finding the local gems. There are two particular food favorites that we've come across within a block from our apartment, and I'd like to share them with you now. Dan Bing Breakfast Shop Dan bing (蛋餅)… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} Two Local Gems

Cultural Experience · Foreigner in Formosa · Taiwan

{Foreigner in Formosa} Green Tea is Everywhere

All I have to say is: I bet you don't have green tea flavored waffle bowls at the Cold Stone Creamery in your area. Well, I do. And here's a green tea Kit Kat bar! There are many varieties of green tea drinks in Taiwan (of course), there are green tea shaved ice treats, and many candies… Continue reading {Foreigner in Formosa} Green Tea is Everywhere