• Taiwan,  Travel

    Newbie in Taiwan?

    Money: New Taiwanese Dollars is the current currency. What I did was to take out cash (enough for a month) from an ATM at the airport with my Revolut card. I find it very useful when travelling, specially in Europe. It is a banking app based in the UK that allows you to have accounts for 24 currencies (at the moment) AND exchange money between these accounts without any fees. It does not have NTD, but it allows you to extract certain amount of money without any fee. If you are interested, you can check it out clicking here. Easy Card: This magnetic card will save you time and money…

  • Taiwan,  Travel

    Aboriginal Culture in Taiwan

    This is a topic I find fascinating, so I thought I would share what I know and what I’ve discovered. I’ve done some research online and but I also hace been to museums and asked people.  Years before any other civilisation went to Taiwan, there were Austronesian tribes already living there. They had their own linguistic and genetic from Polynesian groups and people from the Philippines. Throughout Taiwan’s complicated history, the many different aboriginal tribes and groups have been slowly homogenised. To different degrees, they have been assimilated with Chinese culture and other colonial countries (most notably Holland, Portugal, France and Spain). Right now, 14 tribes are recognised and they…