Taiwan’s Betel Nut Girls by Tobie Openshaw

By | July 18, 2009

I met Tobie today who’s done a lot of great video work on the Betel Nut phenomenon in Taiwan. Here’s a segment of a movie with that was shown on National Geographic and worth watching.

BTW, I’ve never tried a betel nut. But Tobie told us a great story from South East Asia about the origins of the habit of betel nut chewing. It’s a great story.

For more reading, read the report by Julia Dimon entitled Betel Nut Beauties.