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Best Cycling Routes Around Taipei

We asked Taiwan cycling expert Luka Furjan for his top favorite day rides around Taipei. Join […]

A Disappearing National Treasure: The Extinction of the Formosan Black Bear

Black Bear Taiwan Formosan Art

The Formosan black bear (Ursus Thibetanus Formosansus) – Taiwan’s largest predator and land animal – is endemic to Taiwan and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The “Moon bear,” aptly named after its distinctive white crescent marking on its chest, has sat majestically atop Taiwan’s ecosystem throughout the ages. But in recent years, its reign has been usurped by the encroachment of modern man, who has continuously illegally poached the bears, severely exploited them, and driven them from their natural habitat. Hence, these bears have been pushed to near extinction.

Wandering Freely With Zhuangzi: 10 Lessons in Life and Death from a Wise Old Sage

 “Our life spans are bounded, but knowledge knows no bounds. Chase the boundless with the […]

Taiwan’s Famous Tea Regions: A Brief Exploration of Tradition, Terroir and Taste

The story of good tea has it all: biodiversity, cultural diversity, health, livelihoods, agriculture, trade, […]

Love Where You Live – Part One

This is the first part of a series which explores the relationship we develop with […]

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