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Travel Blogs from Taipei
who curls their tongue when they speak
and who doesn’t. what thoughts
occupy the insides of our wet
language is keeping you in chains—what brand
of syllables crash relentless into the backs
of pearl teeth. which ocean
rages against emerald rock, foaming
Today we spent the day hanging out with my McGill buddy Marianne and her friend Jonny. He volunteered to show us around a few touristy spots in Taipei! The first place we went to see was Longshan temple. There were lots of people there because of the "ghost festival" that happens in July. There were lots of fruits, incense, and paper items that decorated the grounds.
We wandered around ...
So our training was due to last 9 days, with one day off on the Saturday in the middle. HESS have regularly asked us to not divulge any of their training methods or teaching strategies, so to play it safe, I'm not going to write about any of the training days, just things that happened on those days away from HESS and in the evenings. I can say that the training days were great, our 4 tutors we had were all really fun and easy to get on with, whilst also being brilliant teachers. ...
... increasingly frustrated with the political bias of the conference.
Basically, the controversy comes down to this: Is Taiwan an independent country, or is it a part of China? While the Chinese Communist Party supports the system of "one country, two governments," the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan continues to advocate for an independent Taiwan. At the same time, the Nationalist Party of Taiwan (KMT, who is currently in power), accepts the one country, two ...
... view was terrible. Taipei, like Sydney and Los Angeles, sits in a coastal basin with water on one side and mountains on the other three sides. Taipei, like Sydney and Los Angeles, consequently suffers terrible smog. Therefore I couldn't see much more than five to ten kilometres. It's not that Taipei is dirty - quite the opposite - it's just an unavoidable consequence of having seven million people living in a smog trap where onshore seabreezes, mountains, marine ...