The many treasures of Taiwan

Officially the Republic of China, this island with a population of around 24 million – just a bit larger than the state of Maryland and just under half the size of Scotland – has been in the news lately both thanks to its controversial January 13 presidential elections and to its perennial potential (and especially in the context of other current crises in Ukraine and Gaza) as a world flashpoint due to mainland China´s obsession with eventually and forcibly annexing it. Taiwan is both one of the world´s most developed countries and Asia´s most progressive (for example where same-sex marriage is legal and LGBTQ rights most established). It´s also home to plenty of traditional culture and architecture as well as some stunning scenic beauty. And here are some of the highlights which will captivate visitors...

Read more in my post Equal Parts Handsome, Historic, and Cutting-edge, Taiwan Is Terrific.



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