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True Tales of a Traveller: Solid Gold, Easy Action

Book by Alix Lee

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True Tales of a Traveller: Solid Gold, Easy Action by Alix Lee. Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea in 1980s. Book coverThis story is probably the most unique among the True Tales of a Traveller series. Certainly, it’s a travel story, and the reader will read much about Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea, as those so-called ‘Asian Tigers’ were in the 1980s. Some of this information will be peculiar to the era; some of it still relevant at the time of publication.

But this is also much more than a travel story. It touches on politics and economics, law and crime, social and cultural values, racism and ethnic prejudice. The story is set mostly in Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong, but also in the air between those places. As with the other stories in the series, a no-holds-barred, no-punches-pulled approach is taken. I narrate events as they happened, to the best of my knowledge as my memory seves me, and no apologies are made for describing things as they actually were in my impression. This is a true story, but some of the names and other details have been changed to protect identities of people who may not wish to be associated with this story.

For some months in the 1980s, I was engaged in a very unusual kind of work in east Asia...

Author's Notes

Like all the stories in the series, I will make it free from time to time on Amazon; it will also be included in the third paperback. The story is a long novella, just under a hundred pages. If you would like to get a feel for the series, the first two e-books are available free from, and linked to from my own site,

About Alix Lee

TW Taiwan, Province of China

I’m a naturalised ROC (Taiwan) citizen born and bred in the UK, and resident in Taiwan for 30 years. I arrived in Taiwan in January 1986, as a young, shoestring backpacker travelling around the world, and ended up staying, and eventually taking nationality. Being a traveller has allowed me to make better comparisons and evaluations of the changes that have taken place in Taiwan than...

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