I'm back from my trip to Taiwan. Here's some interesting thoughts about Taiwan...
Driving there is lawless. People have little regard for the rules of the road. However, during the time I was there, I didn't see a single car accident.
They really have no idea about child safety in cars. My father couldnt' understand when I was so insistant that my kids be in car seats. Even though it is law that children need to be in car seats, very few people seem to follow it. I saw a lady on a scooter with one kid sitting in front of her and one kid sitting in back of her. The kid on the back had no helmet!
I also noticed very few people who were overwieght and not a single person who was extremely obese. Here in the US, if you walk into a Hometown Buffet, you will see a ton of people who are morbidly obese. I never saw a single person like that there. 99% of the people I saw were extremely thin.
It was very interesting to see that their public parks had exercise equipment for adults. Here in the US, it seems like parks are mainly designed for children. In fact, the 2 parks that I went to had significantly more adults than children. When my kids and I woke up at 6:30am because of jetlag, we walked to a park and there were a bunch of adults exercising.
It also seems that there are either no leash laws for dogs or, just like laws for driving, people ignore it and just do what they want. I saw so many owners walking their dogs in the parks and around town off leash. I did see a sign saying that dogs needed to be leashed and muzzled when at the park, so obviously everyone ignored it.