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Front cover for Warrior Odyssey

Book review: Warrior Odyssey - Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set off on a quest around Asia, researching and discovering lesser-known and rare martial arts along the way? Read about the experiences of Antonio Graceffo in his latest book, Warrior Odyssey.

Destinations: Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Martial Arts | Culture | People | Working Abroad | War & Conflict
Book cover for Antonio Graceffo's upcoming book, Warrior Odyssey.

A Warrior's Odyssey - Interview with Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

Antonio Graceffo's eagerly anticipated new book, Warrior Odyssey, covers the beginning of his trek throughout Asia. Commencing from 2001, his quest for adventure has developed into a journey of...

Destinations: Malaysia | Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Literature | Traditions | Culture | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Antonio Graceffo (left) learns the Khmer martial art of Bokator under the watchful eyes of Master San Kim Saen in Phnom Penh.

Learning History and Culture Through Martial Arts

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

David Calleja talks with Antonio Graceffo, host of Martial Arts Odyssey, and leading Filipino kuntaw instructor, Grandmaster Frank Ayococho.

Destinations: Burma | Taiwan | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Vietnam | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Martial Arts | People | Sports | Traditions

Taiwan collector sees footbinding as forerunner to modern fashion

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"Three-inch lotus" - footbinding in China...

Destinations: Taiwan | China
Topics: Culture | People | Fashion

Chie Tanaka, of Cape No. 7 fame

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"Cape No. 7" has become Taiwan's highest-grossing Chinese-language film ever. It tells of the romance between a local singer and a spirited Japanese publicist played by Chie Tanaka.

Destinations: Taiwan | Japan
Topics: People | Performing Arts
Aupair in Taipei, Taiwan.

Simple Taiwan!

emily santos - emzanne [536]

There is always demand for aupairs in Taiwan and those with the right qualification are highly valued

Destinations: Taiwan | Tainan
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Festivals | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Economy | People | Fashion | Shopping

Japanese 'cosplay' draws huge following in Taiwan

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Taiwanese "cosers" follow a fashion that aims to combine costume and roleplay based on characterisations in Japanese animation, or "manga"...

Destinations: Taiwan | Japan
Topics: People | Performing Arts | For Kids

Film Review: YiYi

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Life is one, big, not-so-happy family in this Edward Yang film that focuses on three generations, plus a few in-laws and neighbors in Taipei.

Destinations: Mongolia | Taiwan
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts
Over Taipei 101

The Dragon is Eating the Sun

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

"We used to think an eclipse meant the sun was being eaten by a dragon, you know." He told me with great solemnity as we both shielded our eyes. "Nowadays, we know better...

Destinations: Taiwan
Topics: Photography | People

American Boarding Schools - a book review

Ernie Yap - yape [701]

A directory of American Boarding Schools, compiled with international students in mind...

Destinations: India | Taiwan | China | Thailand | Singapore | Japan | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Korea, S
Topics: People
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