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    Posted January 15, 2014 by
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    American At Large in Kaohsiung

    I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. But has business management consultant, educator, and entrepreneur, my career has taken me to every major city in the U.S. as well as long stints living abroad in England, Europe, Australia, China, and now Taiwan. I now call Kaohsiung, Taiwan, home.

    I've elected to live in Kaohsiung because the people are darling and friendly; the food is very tasty, diverse and often exotic; the weather in tropical Kaohsiung is awesome (not rainy like in Taipei); crime is almost unheard of; public transportation is swift, clean, cheap, and cutting-edge; and living is shockingly inexpensive.

    Kaohsiung also has an international airport from which it is easy to reach all points in East and Southeast Asia; an international harbor within a free trade zone; an state-of-the-art subway system; a high-speed rail system for exploring the rest of Taiwan; a modern commercial banking district; great shopping; and many wonderful attractions.

    Traditional Chinese culture was preserved in Taiwan beyond the reach of the Cultural Revolution in China. Now, Taiwan offers a unique mix of both ancient Chinese tradition and philosophy with Western culture and cutting-edge technology. It is indeed where East blends gracefully with West.

    As such, I love Kaohsiung and intend to stay.
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