By the time we got to the city of Taichung — the first stop in our two-months stay in Taiwan — we were already quite aware that, besides Taroko Gorge, another natural beauty of Taiwan we would be definitely checking out was going to be Sun Moon Lake.
For years, we dreamed of visiting Japan. Then one day in 2012, all of a sudden, a friend of Mariana’s told us about an error fare on Alitalia’s website, and there we were. And though Tokyo still remains our #1 in Japan, there’s undoubtedly something special about Kyoto.
Something we saw on our first visit to Bangkok (and Thailand), in 2015, and which made Miguel particularly curious, were the golden-clad monster-like figures (by ocidental standards) we would see all over the city — from the airport, to buildings facades, to temples.
Yes, Taiwan picks up their residents’ trash to the sound of classical music. During our two months on the island we took out the trash quite some times, but most days it’s very common to either see one of these yellow (or green) trucks passing by on a city’s main streets.
We want to go beyond simply pointing out possible ways for you to stretch the duration of your trip (either by reducing spending, or by making some money). We want to share with you what our perspective is on the topic of “money”.
As you might already know from having read our post about what expenses we had in Melaka, or from crossing paths with our overall Travel Expenses, we have this habit of obsessively tracking every single Euro, New Taiwan Dollar or Malaysian Ringgit coming out of our pockets.