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How make delivery to Russia without troubles?

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Usually foreigner senders facing problems while sending packages to Russia (and another CIS countries). Instead of promised by express courier 4-7 days receiver doesn’t get your gift/goods for weeks and months… The explanation is simple: post services in Russia is SUCK and additionally — troubled by corrupted custom. Custom officers wanna make everything to prevent …

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Natural farming experience

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I have never thought that I will have a chance to do farming with Buddhist monks. But sometimes life exceeds imagination. I guess everyone already knows about “organic products” and “organic agriculture” but about “natural farming” I personally heard first time. Early Saturday morning group of enthusiasts (including me) lead by nun of Dhurma Drum …

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Japanese Encephalitis

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Most of foreigners who live in Taiwan for pretty long time do not know or ignore the fact that Taiwan is in Japanese encephalitis area. Up to 60% of infected people are dying in first 2 weeks of disease. Other lucky ones being treated from complications for long after. Lets compare: death rate from tick-borne …

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Mobile recharge voucher

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I wonder if many foreigners in Taiwan know that in South-East Asian shops you can buy prepaid card for cellphone with a greater discount than in convenient stores. Instead of recharging your phone balance in convenient store where you will basically pay 300 NDT for 300 NTD on your account you can buy such a …

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Taiwan Sunflower Movement

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Recently I had a chance to be a witness of historical event in Taiwan social life — The Sunflower Student Movement — few weeks protest against new trade agreement with Mainland China. Short introduction: 18 of March protesting crowd burst in to building of Taiwan Government (Legislative Yuan) and occupied it. Protestants demanded clause-by-clause review …