Monthly archive for September 2011

Event Recap: RTT Taiwan Day Trip to Wulai

Event Recap: RTT Taiwan Day Trip to Wulai

I want to give a BIG thank you to everyone who showed up to the RTT September event; I couldn’t have asked for a better turnout! The day began with over 20 of us lined up to grab the bus to Wulai. Since there were so many of us we couldn’t fit on the first bus and had to wait to get the next one. Luckily we all fit on the second bus, but had to stand the entire forty minute journey with jerky turns and winding roads.   Stepping of the bumpy bus was a relief, but I found many people asking me, “What do we do now?” I should have warned everyone that this was my first time in Wulai as well, so I was just as clueless as everyone else on where to start. I was saved by the maps and signs guiding novice travelers where to go. The town itself is quaint and charming, surrounded by beautiful mountain views. However, the main road in town is filled with tourist traps—snacks, trinkets, and goodies—but we quickly passed through trying to catch a glimpse of the famous waterfall. Once we made the twenty minute trek uphill to the […]

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Top 10 Things to do in South Korea Outside of Seoul

Top 10 Things to do in South Korea Outside of Seoul

Spending a weekend, a day, or even a few hours getting away from the urban lifestyle can reinvigorate you can give you a glimpse of a whole different side of South Korea. Here are 10 things to do in Korea outside of Seoul.

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Ten Icebreaker Activities for the ESL Classroom

Ten Icebreaker Activities for the ESL Classroom

Here are a few ideas for ESL icebreaker activities and games that you can use the next time you’re staring at a classroom full of new faces.

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Reach to Teach Taiwan September Event: Day Trip to Wulai

Reach to Teach Taiwan September Event: Day Trip to Wulai

The past two RTT events have been held at bars around the city, and as much as I love a good night out, I think it’s about time we get the crew together for a day trip! Just south of Taipei, Wulai is a small aboriginal village famous for its hot springs, hiking, and waterfalls. I haven’t been there before, but I’ve been told it’s a must see in Taiwan.   One of the main attractions is the Wulai Waterfall, about a 30-minute walk from the base of the village. Not in the mood to walk? No problem. There’s a gondola that takes you up to the top of the mountain with beautiful views of the waterfall. (NT 220) In addition to the waterfall, there are numerous trails for hiking if anyone’s up for it. Personally, I would love to try a soak in the public hot springs, so bring your bathing suit just in case! And right at the base of the village is an open air market on Wulai Old Street with shops and places to eat.   I will keep an eye out on the weather, but let’s hope for some sun 🙂   WHEN: Sunday, September 18th   MEET: 11:00am at Xindian MRT Station […]

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Get Your Game On! Celts FC Taipei Soccer Club is Looking for Players

Get Your Game On! Celts FC Taipei Soccer Club is Looking for Players

There are countless ways to enjoy yourself while in Taiwan, and here’s just one of the many opportunities.  Celts FC is a football (soccer) club based out of Taipei.  It’s a great way to play a competitive sport, meet new people, and see even more of what Taiwan has to offer. Cetlts FC plays in the CPL, a league in Taipei, which has 10 teams.  The teams are mostly filled with expats living in Taipei from all over the world.  Each game is truly an international competition.  We have training every Thursday night at 8:00 pm near the Jiantan MRT, and a game almost every Sunday during the seasons.  The fall season goes from late August until November, while the spring/summer season lasts from April until July.  The competition is competitive though all are welcome to come out and play. Our ethos is social football.  While we try to be as competitive as possible we do realize that the sport is about having fun.  In addition to the practices and games we plan events once a month.  These events include but are not limited to bowling, shrimp fishing (a must do in Taiwan), camping trips, and weekend tournaments.  In November […]

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Travel Georgia: Skiing in Georgia, Eastern Europe

Travel Georgia: Skiing in Georgia, Eastern Europe

Off the beaten path-Georgia’s undiscovered ski resorts. Georgia, Eastern Europe is a new and exciting ski holiday destination where you won’t find anyone you know.

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