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    Taipei

    Well....I was planning on Europe next year but we decided to rent a nice pool villa in Hua Hin for Songkran and since I haven't spent much time with my MIL siblings I decided it was a good idea.
    But I hate heading all the way to Asia for only a short time so now looks like turning it into a proper 2 1/2 week holiday

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    Luang Prabang for 4 days
    CM for 3 days

    And thinking about 3 days in Taipei
    That is where we connect and I like that there is so much nature right outside downtown.

    Has anyone been?
    How is nightlife?
    I know street food scene is out of this world...so Ao will love that

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    Cool.. See you in CM..

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    Hope I am still here when you arrive... not realy sure of my departure schedule yet for Afghanistan...

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    Can't comment on the nightlife as the business guy I was with is so conservative I didn't even chance looking.

    But there is some good nature just minutes out of Taipei. .....hot springs and jungle type of vibe.

    We went on a major drive and it is very scenic.

    Sun Moon Lake is about 3 hours drive have a look on Google. .....I liked it in the zen mood I was in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Cool.. See you in CM..
    Such an easy flight from Luang Prabang so figured why not
    Only be there for 3 or 4 days

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarProfiteer View Post
    Hope I am still here when you arrive... not realy sure of my departure schedule yet for Afghanistan...
    So how do you get all these jobs in Middle East?
    Is it just a network, head hunters or websites?

    I am not interested or have experience was just curious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    Can't comment on the nightlife as the business guy I was with is so conservative I didn't even chance looking.

    But there is some good nature just minutes out of Taipei. .....hot springs and jungle type of vibe.

    We went on a major drive and it is very scenic.

    Sun Moon Lake is about 3 hours drive have a look on Google. .....I liked it in the zen mood I was in.
    I really decided on Taipei for the street food and the nature/scenery so close by

    I really wanted to do Beijing but was surprised there is no direct flight from Vancouver
    There is a connection through Shanghai from Van but that place didn't really appeal to me

    I am not looking for any crazy nightlife.....just enough for my wife and I to have fun a bit besides the night markets

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    Yeah I know Paulos......I reckon a trip to Sun Moon Lake will be fine.
    Taipei was all business for me.

    Did the 101 tower. ...at the time the highest whatever.

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    Hang on... you avoiding Heidelberg.. again! ...555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waharoa View Post
    Hang on... you avoiding Heidelberg.. again! ...555
    Ha!
    No still might do Europe but a paired down 2 week one where we get a charter flight from Vancouver to Paris
    Then hit 2 or 3 countries close to France

    I didn't really want to go to LOS next year but the pool villa seemed a great idea with all the kids to use during Songkran
    And if I am flying to Asia I like to make it a full blown holiday
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc26 View Post
    So how do you get all these jobs in Middle East?
    Is it just a network, head hunters or websites?

    I am not interested or have experience was just curious
    Way off topic, but I know the companies that operate in those environments, so I just go check out their websites/current openings section...

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