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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Taipei subway

The Taipei subway is pretty new and clean. Fare just lower than $1 per trip but the network is not full. It will, however, probably get you to the main tourist places just fine. By a chip at the pay stations. It looks like a poker chip. When you go through the turnstyles, just tap … Continue reading »

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Taiwan recap

Great trip! Lots of fun. My thanks to all the alumni in Taipei that made the convention work. Travel back out to the airport was just as easy. Another 140$ ( US $ 3.50) I’d recommend that Evergreen bus big time. Taxis were also fairly cheap in Taipei. If the bus wasn’t such a deal. … Continue reading »

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Taiwan arrival

I’ve arrived! Long trip but not too terrible. Korean Air did a fine job. Upon arriving I like to sort out 2 things: Find an ATM and get local currency. It’s easy and usually less expensive than money changers. Get a local SIM card with Internet access. I’ve done both now and got on the … Continue reading »

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So I’m off on Monday for another USC Global conference. This one is in Taipei, Taiwan. I’ll be joining 500 friends, most of which are USC Trojans (fight on) and business leaders from across Asia. I look forward to lots of great discussion on the state of the global e onomy and where business oppertunity … Continue reading »

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