Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan (Kat Vespucci Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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For someone like me who loves to read expat blogs, this was an unexpected bonus. If you love reading about new places, travel, life in a foreign country this is a must read. Though I've read quite a few travel related books, this one has the best combination of travel + story + sightseeing + quirky comedy.
Kat is an American with a slightly mad family(whose isn't?) and stuck in a miserable job. So when her uncle suggests a English teaching job in Taiwan, she decides to go ahead with it. It is a beautiful & a funny journey of exploring a new country & an expat world and more importantly it feels like you are right there, looking at Kat. It truly draws you a picture of life in an Asian country. Being an Indian myself, I could relate with the bus rides in the remote places or having a hip corner in city or knowing that the older generation's belief's can't be changed.
I definitely recommend this and sadly a quick read. If you're thinking of volunteering, this will hopefully give you an idea of life away home. I am eagerly waiting for the next in the series and I'm hoping she chooses another exotic location.Now I'm gonna go back and hunt for that 'Earth to Kat Vespucci'
It’s a heartwarming, hilarious story about a girl from New Jersey, USA, who having dipped her toe in the water by living in Berlin for a year, takes herself off to Taiwan at the suggestion of a relative, to work in an English Language school.
As she tries to understand, never mind assimilate, into the local culture, which is totally unlike anything she has experienced before, she meets Zhang Wayne, a handsome Tainese man. This is her description for the populace who claim, and insist, on being known as either Chinese or Taiwanese, depending on their heritage, as Kat’s befuddled mind tries to make sense of it all, including the unorthodox payment of utility bills.
As Wayne is the eldest son and in no hurry to marry, he is holding up the betrothal and eventual marriage of his younger brother (by one minute) and his fiancé, who endeavor to find ways and means to move him out of the way, including hastening his death if necessary.
Ingrid’s writing is descriptive but with an economy of words, such as ‘A tealeaf that had escaped down the spout of the teapot swirls around’ that really sets the scene.
Let’s have more of Kat’s adventures and a lot more of Ingrid Anders writing and storytelling.