Taiwan Popcorn

Today’s post is a random collection of oddball Taiwan experiences and photos. Topics and oddities pop up out of unexpected directions, and the content is light and airy – just like popping some delizioso popcorn-o!

(Sadly, adding an “o” to the end of every word is NOT the best way to communicate with Italians when you arrive in Italy. But, this post is about Taiwan, so let’s get to it.)

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My gracious cousin & Taiwan host Maddie suffered a fall down the stairs to her apartment recently.


This may be a sign you’re not ready to head down a set of stairs.

Luckily, she has cheery decorations on her apartment door to cheer her up.

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My very own hammer pants.

I considered linking to MC Hammer, and the hammer pants of my cat Maki, but I figured you should already know about both of those and if not…GOOGLE!

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Taiwan Beer sign. Circa 1980.

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This is Taiwan.

This is Maddie in Taiwan (Hualien, to be specific).

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Taiwan cuteness effect strikes again!

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Rocking the ill-fitting helmet while Maddie mo-peds me around Lyudao, Green Island.

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Masks! Worn for self-protection when you are feeling vulnerable to illness, as well as in courtesy respect of others when you are sick.

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It’s never a good idea to end a post with sex talk or sex toys. Yet, here I am sharing my incredibly uncomfortable moment with you.

All I can say is this: At LEAST Taiwan’s cuteness effect mitigated the nasty images that are often found on the items in the photos above. The prices are also not bad, less than $5 USD.

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Well, just when you think, “That’s gotta be it!”

Just when you are sure I could not have anything more to share about Taiwan…well, that’s just when you’d be wrong.

There is still the Taroko Gorge story, a continuation of food discussions, and follow-up on Maddie’s tumble down the stairs.

If I’ve asked you once, I’ve asked you a thousand times – trust me that Taiwan is worth it, and start planning your vacation to Taiwan already!

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