Taipei: The Best of Both Worlds

Carina informs about the latest Covid outbreak in Taiwan, where life seemed to have gone back to normal just months ago, and how vaccination is politicized. She also talks about visiting Germany and being able to avoid escalated lockdowns in both places.

This episode was recorded on June 22, 2021.


Carina J. Rother, Taipei, Taiwan

Carina is a German freelance journalist who has been living in Taipei for four and a half years. While her daily life is fortunately unaffected thanks to the good handling of the Pandemic by the Taiwanese government, Carina has experienced shifts in not only career trajectory but also perspectives on society, personal choice and sense of belonging.

Other episodes with Carina:


  • An Huy Tran (Host, Producer)
  • Matthias Jochmann (Post Production)

Nimish Sawant, Stephanie Raible, Thomas Reintjes and Prathap Nair also helped make this episode.