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Philippine Pesos to New Taiwan Dollars: Buy Here or There? ATM or Credit Card?

Philippine Pesos to New Taiwan Dollars: Buy Here or There? ATM or Credit Card?

Filipinos travelling to Taiwan have several options for changing their Philippine pesos to New Taiwan dollars. Which way is best?

Taipei Long Weekend Budget

Taipei Long Weekend Budget

Three friends and I were in Taipei recently for 3 full days of fun, food, activities, and a bit of just…chilling. 🙂 Here’s our Taipei long weekend budget.

Taipei for First-Time Visitors: A Fun- and Food-Filled Long Weekend Itinerary

Taipei for First-Time Visitors: A Fun- and Food-Filled Long Weekend Itinerary

Visa-free entry to Taiwan starts next month! Here’s a quick guide to having a fun- and food-filled long weekend in Taipei — with itinerary, tips, and all the latest first-hand info on this trending new destination.

Fairies by a Pool in the Misty Isle

Fairies by a Pool in the Misty Isle

It doesn’t take much effort to feel small, dwarfed by the misty mountains and the vast glen surrounding the Fairy Pools in the Isle of Skye. Read more… . Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale . .

Flight

Flight

Travel.
Go away.
Travel far enough.
Travel till you’ve outrun the grief; travel till you’ve made peace with it.

Searching for Smiley

Searching for Smiley

George Smiley no longer lived in No. 9. I knew it as soon as I saw the new door. Red. A come-hither hue so incongruent to, well, everything George is known to us to be. His abhorrence for attention. His diffident nature. Perhaps, if the goal was to hide in plain sight, a shouty red door would be the perfect blind for a tubby, clumsy, bespectacled man who would ordinarily merit no more than a passing glance. But…a red door would just be too much, I think.