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Lin Youde and his eight drawings of Kinmen Island in exchange for free accommodation. (Image: Kanzhongguo)

Trading Paintings for Lodging

According to Taiwan media reports, Lin Youde, a tenth grade high school student in Taipei, traded eight paintings of beautiful Minnan buildings for 14 days free lodging in historic Kinmen Island. Lin Youde had traveled alone to other places to…

The Romance of Paris

I fell in love with Paris when I was 22 years old. I moved there right after graduating from Princeton, to work on a three-month internship at Kodak-Pathé. After an initial week of desperate room-searching, I lucked out with an…

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