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  • Hitler dolls for sale in Taiwan

    September 26, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Hitler look-alike dolls are on sale in 7-Eleven stores in Taiwan.

    The dolls, which feature the characteristic mustache, raised right arm salute, comb over and a red armband, went on sale Sunday, according to the San Diego Jewish World.

    Designed by a doll firm in Japan, they are being sold by someone who calls himself Mark Lee for $15.

    This is not the first time that Taiwan has used Hitler’s likeness in a commercial context. In 1999, a Taiwanese company featured Hitler on subway billboards to promote German-made electric space heaters.

  • Taiwan apologizes for photo of campers in Nazi uniforms

    July 7, 2011 | 10:56 am

    Taiwan’s defense ministry apologized for publishing a photo of three students in Nazi uniforms to publicize a summer military camp.

    The photo showing the campers in full Nazi regalia was removed Thursday from the website of the Military News Agency, and an apology was issued to the...

  • Meeting the Locals: Connecting on the Road and at Home (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    June 26, 2011 | 11:57 am

    One of the most unexpected surprises of budget travel has been the connection with people. One of my favorite parts of our trips happens not only when we meet locals along the way, but also other travelers back home afterward.

    Traveling the “five-star” way (having lived on board a...

  • Tainan, Taiwan: Can I help you? (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    June 19, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    “Can I help you?” is a great thing to hear while traveling. At home, I rarely hear anyone offer to help. Over the last two years on my two-mile walk home to and from school, I have called 911 several times after a traffic accident. I am trained as a first responder from working...

  • Taipei to Kenting: Flying on the High Speed Train (Video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    June 5, 2011 | 11:14 am

    Going to Taiwan felt different to me. I did not really converse with George about it. I did not waiver. I just decided and organized the tickets with frequent flyer miles. Sometimes I do not know what I want or honestly I do not want to share my preferences but this time I just did...

  • The Wacky Water Show: Strangest Show Ever (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 26, 2011 | 9:56 pm

    Taipei International Flora Exposition
    April 2011 Taiwan Flower Show

    Water Story

    Long before plants, long before animals, long before human beings, there was water.

    Always the same water travels on the planet, from the ground to the sky, between earth and clouds, amongst oceans...

  • Taipei Flower Show (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 22, 2011 | 10:17 am

    We arrived in Taipei April 17, 2011 and everyone we talked to said, “Go to the Flower Expo, it is about to close.” It ran from November 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011. Taipei Flower Expo was an enormous area filled with many pavilions for viewing all kinds of flowers.

    On the sides of...

  • Taiwan Photo Book (slideshow)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 15, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Our two weeks in Taiwan were terrific.

    Click here to view this photo book larger


    We hope you enjoy our photo book. More videos to come about our trip in Taiwan.
    See more travel stories at We Said Go Travel.

    Have you been to Taiwan? Do you want to go? We would love to hear from you.

  • Two Weeks in Taiwan (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    May 5, 2011 | 8:48 am

    Two years ago, George and I meandered from Indonesia to Mongolia. We thought at the end of our eleven-month adventure we would return home from Beijing to Los Angeles. Then, while in Laos, we discovered a brochure about Taiwan and immediately this new island climbed to the top of our...

  • Tainan, Taiwan for Passover (video)

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    April 25, 2011 | 3:34 am

    Before we left, it was under a million views but now it is nearing two million views. Enjoy this Passover story by current technology! The fact that I can upload these sentences from the Tainan teachers hostel in Tainan, Taiwan on the internet and you can see it instantly is truly...