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Made in Taiwan

Made in Taiwan.  Once upon a time it seemed that almost everything came with the label “Made in Taiwan”. And frankly, that was all I knew about Taiwan…that it was a place that made things cheaply (and often of not terribly great quality), mainly clothing and toys. So Taiwan had…

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Taiwan’s Dome of Light

I love public transport, and I particularly like trains. When you are travelling, it’s a wonderful way of seeing a slice of real  life, without being insulated by car or bus windows. So on my recent visit to Taiwan, I was happy to take the metro and the long distance…

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Faces of Taiwan

Taiwan was a wonderful surprise to me.  One of the things I loved most about it was the smiling people.  Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be blogging about aspects of my first visit to Taiwan in more detail, but first I thought I’d share some of the wonderful…

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What a difference a decade makes

As we begin the 2020s, I’ve seen discussion about whether this is the start of the decade, or the end. Does the decade start, for example, in 2020 or 2021? There’s a case for it being 2021, based on the fact there was no 0 year!  But my dictionary defines…

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My travel year…in pictures

Happy New Year to all my readers!  I’ve had a wonderful year, including travel to some places new to me and those which are familiar and favourite haunts. Near and far, I’ve learned a lot and met some fascinating people. Before we plunge into 2014, full-tilt, here’s a quick look…

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The joy of travel…with children

I’m not old enough to be a grandmother. Really, I’m not.  Oh, okay, I guess technically I am…my children are in their 20s.  But I’ve recently spent a day with Miss K who’s “four in October”, and it reminded me how wonderful it is to spend time with small children…

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Cathay chic

One of the lovely things about travelling Business Class is those little bags they give you with all the necessities of flight – a pair of socks, an eyemask, ear-plugs, toothbrush and toothpaste, sometimes a moisturiser and more. It’s a little luxury that the folk down the back don’t get.…

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Passport to memories

My new passport has arrived.  It’s stiff and clean and shiny.  It’s my sixth passport, and suddenly I feel like I’ve never been anywhere before! As I add my cancelled one to the pile of old ones, carefully tied together with ribbon and tucked away in a drawer, I realise…

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