Category: Culture

Visiting the Truku Headhunting Tribe

The small island country of Taiwan is riddled with a unique and rich history filled with culture, beauty and some incredibly friendly people. This may seem contrary given that the title references a head hunting tribe, but these people in particular are overwhelmingly kind. As you can probably imagine, the Truku people no longer seek the decapitation of others; a coming of passage, where boys become men by bringing back…

Hunting Rite with the Puyuma Tribe

Many people flock to the city of Taipei to watch the fireworks boom off of Taipei 101 to mark the beginning of the new year. What few may know, is the diversity of Taiwan, and the celebrations that come with it. New Years Eve isn't always referred to as such, because in a time before "time," people followed the moon cycle. This time of year is known as the Hunting…

Sanjhan Tribe and Golden Grotto

Some things never cease to amaze us. Golden Grotto is one of these things. Located in the heart of Hualien county, Golden Grotto is a pristine location with crystal clear water, beautiful waterfalls, and exciting climbs. Just recently, TAO was given the opportunity to stay with the Sanjan Tribe and experience the customs and culture of the local people. This included learning about the history of the Sanjian people, trying…