We've had an unusually late warm season in Taiwan this year. Temperatures have been in the upper 20s celsius except for a couple of chilly days in October. The weather forecast calls for this to be the last warm day of the year though. Starting tomorrow the weather will begin to decline and we should be seeing temperatures ranging from 16-21. That's still not too bad, but it looks like we've finally reached the end of summer.
This is something that I've heard reference to before, but this is the first time I've seen a detailed article about it. The Taipei Times has published an article Taiwan Before The Flood about the theory that Taiwan is the lost continent of Mu, also known as Lemuria. The theory goes that catastrophic volcanic activity on Taiwan caused the collapse of a large section of the north east coast of Taiwan which caused a large tsunami which wiped out thriving nearby island civilizations, and the seismic activity caused Taiwan inhabitants to migrate elsewhere. The theory is a bit kooky, but interesting nonetheless.
Taiwan now ranks as the third largest importer of Beaujolais in the world, after US and Japan. I'd noticed that you can pre-order sets of Beaujolais at 7-11, but 3rd place is still pretty surprising to me.