Hong Kong in Two Days

Prior to this year I never really had any desire to go to Hong Kong. It wasn’t for any reason in particular, it just didn’t hold my interest. I always just thought of it as a big, busy, cramped city; which of course it is. However, since moving to Taipei I’ve had more of a…

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A Long Weekend in Kuala Lumpur

This past week we had a long weekend here in Taipei and decided to head out of Taiwan for the break. We chose Kuala Lumpur because it was a relatively cheap flight and we figured it was somewhere we could do in a weekend. There are some cities that you can go to for a…

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Two Months in Taiwan

It’s been two months since I arrived in Taipei, and I’m sitting here in a coffee shop drinking some of the best coffee I’ve had in years thinking about how glad I am that I made this move.

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Here’s to Another Year in Another Place

Here we are again, and it feels like only yesterday I was starting my job in Budapest, thinking how new everything felt and wondering how long it would take for Budapest to feel like home. Now I’m sitting in my new room in Taipei, wondering the same thing. How long will it take for this…

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Prague in the Spring

This year I had the chance to not only visit Prague, but to do so with my Mum. My mother’s family fled Czechoslovakia in 1968, after the Soviets moved in to crush the Prague Spring, and since then she hasn’t been back. It’s been 50 years and this spring she finally made it back home,…

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Valentine’s Day in Mostar

It was Valentines Day the day I went to Mostar, and it was likely the best Valentines Day I’ve had in years, despite the lack of flowers and chocolate. In Sarajevo it was snowing and cold that day, and for a moment I considered not going to Mostar, thinking that it might be miserable and…

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Among the Roses of Sarajevo

I really wasn’t sure what to expect of Bosnia, just that I know I’ve wanted to go to Sarajevo for years. I don’t know what initially peaked my interest in Sarajevo, whether it was a film or a news story or a novel, but for whatever reason, it’s been on the top of my list…

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The Little Things That Nobody Tells You About Life Abroad

There are a lot of things you’ll think about and plan out before you move abroad; you’ll plan how much money to bring along, what jobs are available in the country, and what the currency will be. You’ll look into places to visit, museums to see, what transportation might look like, and what basic words…

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