Finding Peace in Taipei’s Temples

Taipei, Taiwan’s capital city, is buzzing with activity and has a ton of sights to see and things to experience. Undoubtedly, the city’s top draw is its ubiquitous temples. Most temples are either hidden in plain sight or tucked away in quaint alleys, historical blocks, or even between towering buildings. It will be hard to…

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DMZ: The Thin Line Between Hope & Peace

“War does not determine who is right — only who is left.” ― Anonymous I’ve never been a fan of War Tourism. I don’t handle conflict zones very well and tend to get easily overwhelmed by stories of pain and separation. Quite naturally, the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), in South Korea, was never high on my traveller radar…

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First Christmas in Seoul

We thought we’d spend a quiet Christmas in Seoul this time. The past year had been chaotic with back-to-back travel. We had to tweak our plans because Basil had a work trip to Shanghai — on the next day of Christmas. We’d effectively have to spend most of Christmas Day at Incheon Airport. But we…

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