How To Speak Taiwanese
Yuri's guide to Taipei, Taiwan
Comrades: Taiwan is a beautiful country and Taipei is one of the best cities in the world.
The first and only time I visited Taipei was a decade ago. It combines the best elements of Chinese culture, Japanese cleanliness, Southeast Asian tropical climate, and Western openness. The nature, food, history, and transportation are all world class. I have longed to return to explore the rest of the country and had planned a road trip around the island in February 2020, but was forced to cancel last minute due to COVID. The way things are unraveling now, I wonder if Baby Yulia will ever get to meet her family on either side of the Taiwan Strait.
Taipei 101 every new year:
I hope that Taiwan can remain independent as the world’s ambassador of Chinese culture. The CCP has destroyed Chinese culture on the mainland. This island the size of Switzerland with a population of 20 million is one of the few places in Asia that was never ravaged by Communism. It is worth defending. Let us pray it doesn’t become the next Donbass.
Today’s post will feature photos from my trip to Taiwan. Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek memorial below - his great-grandson is now mayor of Taipei:
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