About The Book:
The Betelnut Equation is an award winning travel book with a difference. Designed for any Westerner planning to live in Taiwan or Asia in general, it doesn’t just focus on the weird and wonderful culture you will join; but, more importantly, the weird and often not so wonderful way you react to living there. The Betelnut Equation lets you know all the crazy mistakes made under the influence of alienation and cultural confusion. You can then decide if you want to follow along.
It will be available for free in the Kindle store on December 27th and 28th.
I have been in Taiwan for nearly fifteen years, deciding to complicate life by adding cultural confusion to the mix of growing up from cocky early twenties guy to more mature family man. Along the way I have gone through almost every stage that we foreigners do, unconsciously trying to reconcile culture shock, love of Taiwan and home. I have also spent alot of my time outside of teaching, being the only foreigner in local companies – big, small, legit and borderline.