Travel to Taipei

The New York Times talks about travel to Taipei.

The people, too, embody all the complexities of a country that is at once forward-looking and historically aware, internationally plugged in but diplomatically isolated, and as multiculturally hybrid (influences include China, Japan and the United States) as it is full of hometown pride. That pride has generated what may be Taipei’s most vibrant cultural movement. It’s called “tai-ke,” a phrase that originally meant “redneck” but has now come to encompass a youth-focused lifestyle that celebrates both the déclassé (flip-flops, Long Life cigarettes) and the haute (Gucci, Macallan).

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