Trips Abroad

Taipei city

Taipei, a most refreshing destination

Just before the coronavirus hit in late 2019 myself and Ben went on a trip to see first hand the wonders of Taiwan. This is our shared article on this magical island. It’s a place that has grown into a powerhouse of a city and a disputed territory that makes it a fascinating place for both city goers and also history buffs alike. Arriving in Taipei Setting foot into Taipei’s Taoyuan airport located around 25 miles from the city after converting our currency into Taiwanese Dollars (TWD) me and a friend called Ben were faced with an option of getting…

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5 Tips for getting the most out of your holiday leave in China

Holidays are a great time wherever you may be and in China you will probably find yourself even more eager to make the most of the time and experience some serious adventure. Here’s a few suggestions to making the most of your time off. Book in advance Plane and train tickets sell out quickly. If you are serious about travelling by train then you need to get to the station and buy a ticket the day they are released if its during a public holiday. If you are booking a flight, booking at least 1 month in advance is a…

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Packing your luggage for China, four key things to remember

Cramming your entire life into a 23 kg suitcase and small carry on can be a frightening and stressful ordeal. But there are ways in which you can make this task much less daunting. Here are a few  tips for how to pack as much as necessary and as little as possible. Avoid heavy textbooks  Textbooks are made of paper and are heavy, you won’t ever be able to carry enough to give to all of your students and the schools will have textbooks of their own. Do your back a favor and try to drastically limit the number of…

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