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North Korea (and III)

This is the third and last post for the trip to North Korea. You can read the previous first post and second post to have a more complete overview. “Great Leader” Kim Il Sung, “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Suk One of the more particular aspects of a visit to DPRK is […]

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North Korea (II)

If you have not read the first part of this post I recommend to read it before proceeding with this one. Arirang If you’ve looked up for North Korea outside of the the traditional news it is very likely that you saw some images of Arirang. Arirang is a gymnastic performance where more than 100000 […]

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North Korea (I)

As Anna already mentioned at her last post I was not going to visit her in India. The secret holiday destination this year was North Korea (or Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK) and as you are reading this it means that everything was alright :) As it is an unusual destination (as you can […]

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Ordinary people

The more you travel and visit countries the more you discover that the most interesting part of any country is always its people and the details on the most ordinary places. That’s never explained in any travel guide and it is always up to yourself to make the required effort to get in touch and […]

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Changing flat

As I renewed my contract and Anna got a job, we have decided to stay some more time in Taipei. Our flat rental was for one year and we decided to look around for cheaper options. We like the area of Taipei where we have been living so far (close to Shida night market and […]

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4 days at Shangai

So, as you saw on the previous post, we wanted to go to Shanghai after Anna got the visa. Pulpito did not get his visa for China so this time he could not travel with us. We arranged for an extended weekend (4 days) to visit Shanghai and go to the Expo. Shanghai is just […]

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Hong Kong weekend

Last weekend we went to Hong Kong. It’s not far away from Taipei (around 1.30h by plane), but from the city center to the airport, and vice versa, it took around 5 hour to arrive there. We have to say that we didn’t start very well the trip, as the night before our flight was […]

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Let’s go to the sea!

First time to go to the beach! We are in the mood to explore outside Taipei during weekends to enjoy some fresh air from nearby mountains or the sea. Let’s be a weekend tourist. As we read that there was a sand sculptures exhibition, we headed towards Fulong, one of the Taipei closest beach areas, […]

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Andaluces around the world

Via Miguel Salas, a teacher of Spanish Language at Taichung I could learn that “Andaluces por el mundo” (Andaluces around the world) recently broadcast a chapter about Taiwan. Click on the image below to see the program(50 min) and get to know Taiwan and Taipei a little bit better. You can also have some good […]

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All look the same?

You always heard that all Chinese people (or Asian people in general) look the same, right? There is a website 100% dedicated to this subject: AllLookSame :) Do you think you can distinguish them? It is not easy! :) You can test yourself on the Exam Room on the website, not only about faces but […]

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