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Taipei, Juifen and Shifen- Hidden Gems in Taiwan

At Taipei airport Di and I purchased sim cards for our two week stay in Taiwan. We find this is a better option than relying on trying to use free wi-fi at hotels, Starbucks, etc.  We caught a taxi to our hotel in the centre of the city. If we…
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Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia

We caught the MRT (subway), on Kowloon, to the Macau ferry terminal on Hong Kong Island. It was a Sunday morning and the terminal was quite busy. There are several different ferry companies selling tickets for the sixty minute ferry ride to Macau. We chose the ticket office nearest the…
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Hong Kong and the Race to Get our Chinese Visa

Our problem on arrival in Hong Kong  was that we were only staying three nights, we would then head for three nights in Macau, then on to Taiwan before heading to Shanghai, China. As we arrived Thursday 1pm in Hong Kong we basically had four hours to get to the…
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Ban Gioc Waterfall Tour in Vietnam

After a quick overnight stay at the Splendid Star Boutique Hotel in Hanoi, again, we left at 6.30am on a three day, organised tour with Danco Vietnam Travel Agency. The Splendid Star staff allowed us to store the majority of our luggage at the hotel and we only took a…
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