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Outdoor Activities in Taipei: Part 3

Outdoor Activities in Taipei: Part 3

Continuing our outdoor activities in Taipei series we bring you part three. The best part of traveling in Taiwan are the various segments of each trip. A seemingly simple hiking trip can easily turn into a multi-layered excursion.

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Culture Shock – What Shocks You About China?

Culture Shock - What Shocks You About China?

China is definitely high on the list of places where you will experience culture shock. Here are nine moments of culture shock I experienced in China when I first got here.

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Blog Carnival: Plan Your Journey Well

Blog Carnival: Plan Your Journey Well

It has been three and a half years of a journey since you sat there that day on your bed looking over everything you were packing to head off on your way to Bali. As you sit there looking over your whole life in a bag for the next year, the buzz of excitement mixed with anticipation and a healthy dash of fear swimming around in your stomach, you never could have foreseen the ups, downs, twists and turns, and general direction your year abroad would take.

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Blog Carnival: Feeling At Home While You’re Abroad

Blog Carnival: Feeling At Home While You're Abroad

I knew from the beginning that it wasn’t going to be an easy year living abroad and one of the biggest challenges was going to be homesickness. But it was something that I just knew that I not only wanted, but needed to do for myself.

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Tips For Repatriating – What You Need To Know

Tips For Repatriating - What You Need To Know

For most ex-pats, there eventually comes a time when the call of home gets too loud to ignore. It might be family and friends that are pulling you back, or a job, or just a sense that it’s time to leave. Whatever the reason, moving home can be as challenging as moving abroad.

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‘How to Meet Locals’ for Dummies

'How to Meet Locals' for Dummies

Writer Joshua Gorenflo describes the best ways to meet locals…with a twist. How do you get from the airport to someone’s dining room? Read on to find out!

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Recognizing Culture Shock

Recognizing Culture Shock

So let me paint the picture for you, you are moving to a different country in search of work, education or just new experiences altogether. You are so excited to go you could wet your pants. You arrive and for a while everything is just dandy, but then you start to feel sad, things that were once a novelty to you are now a thing of annoyance and you just feel like giving it all up. Welcome my friend, to culture shock.

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Homesickness Happens to Everyone. Don’t Let it Ruin Your Life Abroad

Homesickness Happens to Everyone. Don't Let it Ruin Your Life Abroad

Reach To Teach Staff Writer Samantha Simile writes about her experiences dealing with homesickness and life abroad. Here are tips to help you realized that homesickness happens to everyone.

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