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Round-the-clock bookstores impress Spanish TV crew

TAIWAN TOUR:The crew spent seven days visiting major tourist sites around the nation and meeting with six Spaniards who live and work in Taiwan

Staff writer, with CNA

The production crew of a Spanish TV travel show yesterday said they were impressed by the convenience of life in Taiwan, especially the fact that some bookstores are open around the clock.

The crew of Spaniards in the World mentioned the 24-hour Eslite bookstores, according to Iker Izquierdo, who was the crew’s tour guide for a day.

“There are no bookstores in Spain that stay opened 24 hours. If Spaniards do not go to sleep at night, they will do something else rather than visit a bookstore,” said Izquierdo, who is also a program host at Radio Taiwan International.

During the crew’s seven-day shoot, they were taken on tours of the country’s major tourist spots by six Spanish nationals who live and work in Taiwan.

The crew particularly noticed differences between Taiwanese and Chinese people, said Lucia Mbomio, the host of the travel program. Taiwanese are friendly and civic-minded, said Mbomio, who has led the crew on visits to Beijing and Shanghai over the years.

The 50-minute travel episode is scheduled to be broadcast in late September in 54 countries to an audience of more than 3.5 million. The program visits Spanish immigrants in different countries around the world.

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