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The Mazu Art Village is a newly restored former Military Village here in Zhongli.

The historic village has been converted into a space where local artists and designers can showcase their talent and also where people can learn about what life was like in one of these communities.
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The Longgang Mosque, a historic religious building here in Zhongli that serves the Islamic people of Taoyuan.
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Longgang is not your typical Taiwanese neighborhood.

Nestled within Zhongli, a predominately Hakka city, the military community is full of people who escaped to Taiwan from China’s Yunnan Province in the 1950s and 60s.

With a population that is a mixture of Chinese, Burmese and South East Asian there is a wonderful medley of South East Asian culture and cuisine mixed in with a complicated history.
Longgang (龍岡)
Longgang (龍岡)
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On the last day of our trip to Rome we decided to take a detour to the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.

The giant cathedral is one of the most important churches in the world but strangely isn’t very high on the tourist radar compared to most of Rome’s other destinations.

I have absolutely no idea why.

This place was crazy beautiful.

And it was free to visit!
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The Wanli UFO village is one of those sites that has attracted not only attention from locals over the years but from the international community as well.

The so-called UFO homes in this small beach-side community are somewhat odd but also a pretty cool thing to see.

Most people however aren’t really aware of the history of the alien village.

Check it out!
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Getting married?

There are a bunch of things to take into consideration when planning a wedding in Taiwan. One of the most important decisions is the location where you’re going to have the ceremony.

Grace Hill was once THE place to go for the rich and beautiful couples of Taipei to have their big day.

Changes in the market however forced this once super successful business to close and today it sits there abandoned and in ruins.
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The Seashell Temple in Sanzhi on Taiwan’s North Coast is unlike any temple you’ve ever seen in Taiwan. It was constructed using over sixty thousand seashells and designed in a way that makes it look like a normal temple, but one that you’d find under the sea!
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Considered to be one of the ‘Top Ten Haunted Buildings’ in Taiwan, the abandoned Sesame Hotel has an interesting history.

If you visit during the day you won’t think it’s very scary. I’m sure if you went at night, it’d be a different story!
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If you’ve been following my page or my Instagram lately you’re likely to have seen quite a few photos of Tung Blossoms.

This is my third year covering the Tung Blossom season and the Hakka Tung Blossom Festival. In this one I talk about some of the new things they’ve done to promote the festival and openly wonder if their internationalization efforts are working of if I’m the only foreigner around here who cares. 😄
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The Roman Colosseum, the highlight of my month-log trip to Europe earlier this year.

For almost two thousand years the Colosseum has stood as the symbol of a once great empire. Today it is one of most highly visited tourist destinations in the world and for good reason.

The Colosseum is jaw-dropping not only in its size but in its beauty and is something that every world traveler should see at least once.

#italy #colosseum #colosseo
The Colosseum
The Colosseum
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