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Raw Sugar Cane Juice In Taiwan - By Exploretraveler.com: Tweet          Healthy Wonder Food In Taiwan Sugar Cane is a member of the grass family. Lots of greens grow wild throughout the earth. We call them herbs. Many of these herbs are eaten in many parts of the world. Lambs quarter and dandelion greens are common weeds in many areas. In other parts of the world they are  a delicacy. In one place it is a weed to begotten rid of. And yet, it can be a great addition to your salad. Such is the story of the humble Dandelion Green. This is the history of most herbs. In the wrong place, a herb is called a weed. Is it still good to eat? Yes it is! Grass is not eaten because it has a very high fiber content. It has stalks that are very stiff. It lacks the tender leaves. But if you want to add it to a blender, and then strain off the remaining fiber, it can be eaten and it is healthy. It is a perfect addition to your morning smoothie. So what about Sugar Cane? Is raw sugar cane healthy?                    

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Kaohsiung Lantern Festival - By Exploretraveler.com: Tweet It s Party Time In Kaohsiung, Taiwan Kaohsiung Lantern Festival welcomes The Year Of The Red Fire Monkey. The streets are ablaze with lanterns, both big and small. The city has taken to the streets, as the Kaohsiung Lantern Festival gets into full swing. The Year of The Red Fire Monkey has arrived. It is party time in Taiwan! Come and join us Let s  celebrate! The Red Fire Monkey is the ninth animal on the Lunar Chinese Calendar. The calendar has 12 animals and repeats its cycle every 12 years. Every 12 years we can celebrate the Year Of The Monkey. The New Year has been in full celebration this whole last week. Now we climax an amazing week of celebration with the Lantern Festival. In Chinese Astrology every year is associated with one of the animal signs and one of five elements. The possible elements are gold, wood, fire, earth, and water. The year 2016 is the first time since 1956 that the Chinese have celebrated the Red Fire Monkey. The Chinese cons

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Taiwan Travel Tips - By Exploretraveler.com: Tweet Taiwan Travel Tips Taiwan is a unique, and wonderful place to explore, and with these simple Taiwan Travel Tips you will be well on your way to having a great adventure. Steps to a perfect view over looking Haishengping Bay, Green Island Taiwan is a not a tropical island per say, and is more of a sub tropic location. So you must be prepared for the wind, cold mountains, and tropic heat in the south. Make sure to have a wind jacket if in the winter, and loose cool clothing if in the south. Taiwan s Famous Stinky Tofu Love or hate it, just gotta have it! The food in Taiwan is great, and has a tremendous amount of unique delicacies. Stinky tofu has a really bad smell, but the taste is pretty good. So consider trying it at one of Taiwan s famous night markets. As you travel around Taiwan please consider that the type of food will change from very traditional Chinese styles to Hakka in the Hsinchu area, and even some curry fish dishes in the south area of Tain

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Peaceful Moments In Taiwan - By Exploretraveler.com: Tweet Peaceful Moments In Taiwan Begin your journey of peace in the small quaint village of Xingtian.  The pleasant mist makes it a location of quiet and peace. A place where you will see humble monks doing their shopping on a peaceful day. It is a village of quiet moments. Hectic moments may surround it, but this small village is a symbol of tranquility. The village is located within the city of Kaohsiung in the Southern area of Taiwan. It is an area of beauty! It is here on Xingtian Road we visit our first peaceful moments at Fo Guang Shan. Fo Guang Shan Gate in Kaohsiung As we approach the gate to the Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Xingtian District of Kaohsiung, Taiwan,  we continue on in our journey of peace. Once you enter the gates of the Fo Guang Shan Monastery, you have left behind the quiet stir of village life. The business of Kaohsiung is just but a memory. The city life is gone. Welcome to Fo Guang Shan. Fo Guang Shan Monastery is one of the monaster

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A Fruit Tree Journey Through Taiwan - By Exploretraveler.com: Tweet Season Of Sweet Baby Green Mangoes Taiwan is a Taiwanese fruit lover s paradise. This is an island of plentiful fresh fruit in season. Taiwan grows extraordinary and delicious fruits. These are some of the best in the world. Taiwan  has a rich volcanic soil which is a farmers delight. The island is also so small, that all produce travels for short distances. The Taiwanese are privileged to  enjoy some of the best bananas, and melons of all kinds. Here you can enjoy guavas and mangoes that are fresh in their season. There is always more than enough fresh fruit in the Morning Market for all those who desire. Picked fresh off the tree, it left for the market just a few hours earlier. Everything is ready to eat and fresh. The most amazing thing you will see, is bin after bin of fresh fruits and vegetables. Even the large supermarkets have fresh produce that the farmers brought early in the morning. This island is indeed a fruit lover s paradise. One of t

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Bedouins of the Jordanian Deserts - By Exploretraveler.com: Tweet Bedouins of the Wadi Rum The Wadi Rum is a majestic desert home to Nomadic Bedouins. The Wadi Rum is only one of the many deserts that are home to these proud and ambitious desert dwellers. This beautiful red desert,  locally  known as The Valley of the Moon, is a magnificent valley cut out of  the beautiful colored sandstone just east of Aqaba. It is one of Jordan s largest and most beautiful desert valleys. Wadi Rum’s has incredible landscapes, spectacular cliffs, and the deepest orange and red sand dunes. It is home to many nomadic Bedouins. There traditions are passed from father to son and mother to daughter. They are a proud and ethical people who cherish their way of life. While formal education is not always seen as valuable, they are some of the most skilled and educated people in the desert. Perhaps they do not know who is William Shakespeare, but the girls are some of the most fantastic weavers in the world. The men are gifted storytell

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Happy Chinese New Year! 中国新年快乐 - By Exploretraveler.com: Tweet Happy Chinese New Year! 中国新年快乐 The Explore Traveler Team would like to wish all our friends in Taiwan, throughout Asia, and the world over a Happy Chinese New Year! 中国新年快乐 Asians all over the world welcome, The Year of the Red Fire Monkey. Grab the bananas and let s celebrate. The Year of the Fire Red Monkey has arrived. This is the longest festival of the Asian world. Sometimes called the Spring Festival, it begins this year on February 8th, 2016 and lasts for 15 days. This marks the beginning of the Spring Planting time. Depending on where you live, this is the time when the earth begins to thaw and seeds are ready to be put in the ground. As we welcome in the Year of the Red Fire Monkey, we look forward to a prosperous and good year. The year 4714 has arrived. Come and let s celebrate. Friends and family will visit. Special holiday foods are prepared. The long dreary winter season has ended. Spring has arrived. This is a time of
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