Something different to do in Taiwan: farm stay gives glimpse of tribal life, from planting crops to making local crafts

The crew of seven crouching over to plant red quinoa for half a Sunday in February aren’t villagers. They aren’t hired hands. They won’t make money from the crop four months from now, when it ripens into red metre-high stalks known worldwide for their nutrition. These labourers have paid to plant hundreds of quinoa seedlings and in the process help nearby Xianglan Village. Most of the 150 people in this village on the tropical, palm-studded Pacific coast of Taiwan are indigenous, a tiny ethnic…

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