About This Show
From guidebook and travel feature writer Robert Scott Kelly comes this immersive story-driven podcast offering a full pack of tales, histories, interviews, and curiosities from around our world.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 5. When We Love Another Land
Nov 20 16
If you fell in love with a new country and thought you might want to become a citizen, just how much would you sacrifice to make that a reality? In 1989, TC Lin (born TC Locke), a freshman in the US, went to Taiwan on an exchange program and felt such an affinity with the people and culture that he decided this is where he belonged. After finishing his studies, he moved to Taiwan, became a citizen, and then waited for the day he would be called up to do two years of military service like every other male in the country. As the first Caucasian to serve in the Taiwan (ROC) armed forces, TC has a unique perspective on the country's military culture, and as you'd expect some good stories to tell. But this podcast is also about how the experience of serving helped him in the process of mentally and emotionally becoming Taiwanese. When you talk about cultural immersion, of becoming someone new, somewhere new, TC Lin's story is truly one of the standard bearers for the term. There's more about this episode, including photos at: www.robertscottkelly.com/traveltape Twitter @rscott_kelly Instagram @travel_tape