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Vacationista: Taipei, Taiwan Day 1: Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Longsham Temple, Taipei 101, Raohe and Ximending Night Market

So I was finally able to go to Taipei! When people learned that I would be going there just for the weekend, they were like – just two days, including travel time? 1,266 more words

The World

Vaccination Vacillation

Stop The Spread.

Inadequate vaccine coverage is likely a driving force behind the ongoing Disneyland measles outbreak, according to calculations by a research team at Boston Children’s Hospital. 530 more words

The World

A gift that keeps on giving...

I’m pretty sure that I am late to this party and everyone else has heard about and knows what kiva is, but for the benefit of those who don’t…kiva is a platform that has been set up to allow people to donate as little as $25 to a range of start ups and businesses across the globe, namely those living in poverty and unable to get conventional loans. 396 more words

Love

The Big, Bad World.

The news that a plane had crashed in the French Alps three days ago was shocking on its own, but all day I felt uneasy about it, wondering what it was that could have gone so terribly wrong. 879 more words

What a Wonderful World This Would Be?

Why are we all living on this perfect world, taking away all its resources to make gas for vehicles to get us places because apparently its worth polluting the only place we call home? 605 more words

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Taipei Budget Accommodation: Taipei Walker Guesthouse

We booked at Taipei Walker Guesthouse and shelled out about NT1000 each (3pax) for our 2 nights stay, excluding the 10% deposit. Breakfast – toast and coffee – was included. 201 more words

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Bomb Them Into Loving Us

The Vietnamese are the kindest, most forgiving people there are. American tourists, profoundly ashamed for the millions of deaths in the American war waged in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, are gently forgiven by people who smile and say they look to the future, not the past. 919 more words

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