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Three boys in Tamsui

What I noticed about the small island of Taiwan compared to other Asian countries

Taiwan’s population is a mixture of the island’s original inhabitants, the indigenous people, descendants of Han Chinese settlers, nationalist Chinese who arrived after the Chinese civil war in 1949, ¬†Japanese from the colonial era (1895 to 1945), and SE Asia culture all blended together making a very interesting combination. The Taiwanese curiously are little like the mainland Chinese, though my opinion of the Chinese can only be based on those loud, culture lacking, swarming tourists I’ve met on my travels. The Taiwanese are kind, generous, thoughtful, ¬†unassuming, unpretentious, quiet, almost introverted, though of course they can’t all be.
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