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Things About Taiwan That You May Not Know
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Many Taiwanese Are Afraid of Rain
Taiwanese folks take the rain very seriously. Some will not go outside at all during rainy weather while other will get a poncho and umbrella just to get to the car. Acid rain fears is where it all started. Maybe someone should tell these guys that billions of people let rainfall hit them in the face everyday without ill effects. Their fear of rain is wild, I would hate to see how they react to a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado.
Thin, Vertical Apartments
Apartments in Taiwan are Vertical
Taiwan has very odd apartments and condos. They are really tall, vertical and super slim looking from the outside. A large amount of apartments in the country have three floor apartments for renters with only 2 rooms on each floor. I do not like it like this but on the other hand a guy can get a great workout by traveling room to room throughout the day. They do not have elevators or escalators. Instead tenants must climb steps almost each time you need to do anything at your residence. They are pretty but complicated living without a doubt.
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Taiwan's Population is Around 24 Million
Taiwan's total population is over 24 million which is a whole lot considering how small the country actually is. Taiwan covers a total of 13, 855 miles and over half of the population lives in the Chianan Plains. Taiwan is 110 miles from China's mainland and it is slightly larger than Belgium in size. Almost half of the people in the country have a tertiary degree. The population steadily increases as each decade passes.
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Garbage Can Storage
Taiwan is Funny About Garbage
In Taiwan, their are zero garbage cans outside at businesses or at homes. When garbage pickup comes around, the trucks blast really loud music which lets people know to bring the trash down. If you do not have your garbage inside your home or garage then it is typical to build a wooden shed just for trash bins on this island. The trucks do not pick up the trash but rather citizens toss the garbage into the trucks themselves.
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Taiwan Counts the Number 3 as a Magic Number
The people in Taiwan truly believe that the number three possesses magical properties. Three in Chinese culture sounds similar to alive and it represents blessings and luck. In Taiwan, photographs are never taken with only 3 folks in it because the legend has it that the human in the center of the picture will die. Three is a common number that is used in a bunch of different situations but the people of the Republic of Taiwan really double down on three being almost mystical. To me three is just another number but in Taiwanese tradition, the number three is a source of being lucky or for some it brings about bad luck. Go figure.
Taiwanese Night Market Shopping
Several big cities have markets with 24 hour dining and shopping. Lots of overnight vendors fill the sidewalks in these sections of town and sell everything in the book. Fast food, movie theaters, clothing stores and more stay open for business all the time. Night Markets always have music blaring and Taiwan has around one hundred of these markets on its small island. The markets are for everyone but some are specifically catered to tourists who visit the country and have constant entertainment going on in physical stores and at makeshift stores that line the sides of the streets.
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Taiwan Leads the World in Recycling Per Capita
Taiwan believes in recycling everything possible.It has a recycle rate topping 55% and open-bed recycling trucks cruise through the streets 4 times per week. Taiwanese people have recycle bins for raw food waste, which is made into fertilizer for farm hands, and cooked food waste, which is made into pig feed. It is not just adults but even children make it a priority to properly dispose of items in the correct receptacle.
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The Taiwanese Have Some of the Best Math Scores in the World
Need help in math? Ask someone from Taiwan and you should get an "A" on your test. When it comes to math or science, Thai school students always rank among the very best in the world. These students take it seriously, and when tested, score constantly in the top 3 or 4 on the planet as far as test scores are concerned. Many Taiwanese go to math camps, have tutors and go to school year round in crafting their skills.
The Tiny Island Nation
You Can Drive the Entire Island in 8 Hours
Taiwan is so small that you can cruise all the way around it in under eight hours. The island is 13,974 square miles, and it is surrounded on all sides by Japan, China and the Philippines. Taiwan has the 22nd biggest economy in the whole world and you can see and do everything in only a few days time. The island may be relatively small to represent a country but it has the bright lights and big city atmosphere in a bunch of cities.
Taiwan Loves Dogs
Taiwan Has a Dog Worshiping Temple
Canine adoration is taken to a new level at this temple. The Dog Temple has a scenic area surrounding it that is simply breathtaking. The humongous dog is situated directly next to a temple in the middle of nowhere.
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