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「想,就勇敢去做吧!」這不是一句口號,而是一個夢想。十年的旅行生活,走過美國、歐洲、中東及亞洲各國,留下了超過一千篇文章,五萬張照片以及近百萬字的字跡。從國際志工、交換學生、馬祖服役、海外出差及自助旅行,這是成長的軌跡,也是謙卑的學習。世界很大,海很藍,趁著年輕去旅行吧! 粉絲團: 轉個彎旅行

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I met two friends, Hiro and Mio, in Kyoto University. We met each other in the AIESEC study tour in Taiwan two and half a years ago. I was very happy to meet them again. Especially, when I heard that they will graduate from school soon, I felt we become older and mature. Although we still talked about many good memories, we knew that the new responsibility is coming. I believe that we will meet each other again in the future and next time our topic will become totally different.

After eating lunch together, they left us and went to the library. Yukiko and NoSo showed me other buildings inside campus. There were many classrooms and offices inside the building. I also visited their club discussion room and took some photos. I liked the atmosphere in Kyoto University. Because it’s very historical, I found that there were many old-style architectures surrounded us. To be honest, it’s a little similar to my school, National Taiwan University. Maybe they were all built by the same Japanese architects.

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The third person is Nozomi, but we often call her nickname, No-So. She studies her sophomore year in Kyoto University now. Actually, this is also my first time to meet her. She told me that she had been to Taiwan before and met some MCLC members. That’s the reason why she wanted to meet me in Kyoto. We discussed a lot of beautiful spots in Taiwan, such as Taipei101, National Palace Museum. It seemed that she just came back from Taipei yesterday.

Yutaka, Yukiko and she became my tour guide during my trip in Kyoto. Yukiko is another second-grade student. She had visited MCLC in Taiwan last year. That’s so-called study tour program, which is a connection between Kyoto University and Ming-Chuang University. They have the traditional exchange program to visit each other every year, so Yukiko went to Taiwan. I’m very happy to meet her in Kyoto again. The feeling is very special and familiar.

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        I’d been to Japan with my family four years ago. I still remember the beautiful scenery and nice people there. Clean streets and polite waiters were my first impressions on Japan and Japanese. However, I didn’t know any Japanese at that moment. The only contacting way among us is smile and gesture. During this winter vacation, I went to Japan again. The first impression on my mind was the same, but the environment was changed. I went backpacking by myself in poor Japanese this time.

       
Kyoto is one of the historical cities in the world and had been to the capital of Japan for hundreds of years. Osaka is the second biggest city in Japan. Everyday more than ten millions people work or travel in this region. Kobe port is the first open harbor in Japan. You can find many exotic buildings there. The above cities are very close to each other and have different features. Therefore, they become my destined places to visit. 

         I arrived at Osaka JR station at 3pm on Feb. 3rd. Aya is the fist person I met during the Japan trip. I met her in APLDS (Asia-Pacific Leadership Development Seminar) in Taiwan at 2004. She was a Japanese delegate in the conference. Then, I met her again in Turkey half a year ago. She joined AIESEC short-term traineeship and so did I. We felt very intimate not only because we met in Taiwan before, but also there are less Asian people in Turkey. Suddenly, “the world is too small” comes to my mind.

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有一種旅行,方法很貧窮,卻可以改變人的一生。這種旅行,西方從16世紀末傳承至今;中國卻已失落數百年。那就是Grand Tour──壯遊。培養獨自「闖」的能力,才能開創個人與國家的競爭力。

去年十一月中旬,英國《泰晤士報》以超過十萬英鎊(約合新台幣六百四十萬元)的代價,掛名贊助英國「空檔年大展」(The Gap Year Show)。

什麼是「空檔年」?它有多重要?從兩位英國王子身上,就可得知一二。

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My traineeship was worthwhile to a fairly large extent. However, mine was a volunteer development traineeship and so my answer is quite different in nature to that which you're likely to receive from a management trainee. You can probably recall, I worked at TEGV the educational NGO.

The traineeship was quite well organized. Yet I received little information prior to my arrival about what I'd be doing, where, how and whether I'd need to prepare. The work was enjoyable, the people very hospitable yet the actual work was a little unstructured and I was certainly not given much opportunity to truly benefit from the experience by working with responsibilities etc. But as a Development traineeship it went fairly well.

From an accommodation point of view it was very good. My host family was very generous and hospitable, yet alarm was raised when it was revealed that AIESEC had not contract with the family protecting the trainee.

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        In general I feel that Taiwanese people are very friendly and willing to help you out in any way that they could. Whenever you need something they are willing to help you get it or they even offer their help when you don’t need anything. They are very proud of their country and especially their foods. For instance, they like to have foreigners taste stinky tofu, bubble milk tea and all the types of night market food. They also love to collect things and think everything is “cute.” They are also very trendy and like to look stylish and cool. Taiwanese people work very hard so sometimes I feel that they don’t really get a chance to enjoy their lives a bit more. 
        
        Also, sometimes I feel like they don’t really express all of their emotions. For instance, if they are angry they won’t tell you. For me, that is a bit of a problem because if someone is angry I would like to know why and how I can help them with their problem. Overall, Taiwanese people have been very welcoming and nice to me. My parents also expressed how nice they were treated when they visited Taiwan.
     
Abner Montoya Canada

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                                                                                         吳孟霖撰文

        千年的京都,在現代日本的對應下,有著一股令人難以抗拒的魅力,傳統的神社,靜謐的街道,清新的空氣,還有路上慢步的行人,如此的生活情調,正是京都帶給人們最大的享受。乘著自行車,穿梭在大街小巷間,肚子餓了,找一家傳統小店,嚐著「お好み焼き」,和五十好幾的大嬸聊天,接著再到附近的古廟,打禪、欣賞這田園美景,這樣悠閒的生活,就是京都。 

       
旅行,開始了,就停不下來」這是我偶然在某本旅遊書上看到的一段話,2006年的夏天,我來到了土耳其,自助旅行的點點滴滴,依然令人回味,於是又開始計劃下一次的旅行。有了先前的經驗後,規劃起來較為上手,但這次最大的不同是,我選擇了一個人,一個人帶著行李,來到位於日本的京都,六天五夜,沒有中文的世界,只有一個人的怡然自得。
 

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        Kobe is known as a city having a unique style with the exotic atmosphere in Japan, which has been affected by the foreign cultures and flourished as the international port since old days.
Also it boasts the Rokko Mountains richly endowed with nature and has flourished as the hot spring street such as Arima since old days. Arima has plenty places of see which convey good old days in Japan and Kobe is positioned as one of the most popular sightseeing cities.(Quoted from FeelKobe)
        I took this photo on the side of Harbor, which has 4 important buildings on the Kobe Harbor. Everyone has its unique meaning. For example, on the left side of picture, it's called Port tower which has 108m high and 360 degree view. The second one is a symbol in the port, but I don't know the real name. The third one is Kobe Maritime Museum. It exhibits the real products such as Shinkansen train, large helicopter or bike, and the robots that do performance. The rightest one is a famous hotel, especially for important visitors.

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        Osaka Castle is deep-rooted in the minds of citizens of Osaka as the symbol of Osaka, as is the "Taiko-han" (founder of Osaka Castle, Hideyoshi Toyotomi).This site introduces the history of the Castle and shows the interior of the Main Tower, which has been renovated as a History Museum. On the top of Osaka Castle, you can see the whole view of Osaka City. Near the Osaka Castle is Osaka Castle Park. Ther are many people who are doing exercise now, including junior high school stduents and baseball teams. Everyday it attracts many tourists to visit here. Most people are shocked by the beauty of building. I tried to take photos from different degrees as follows. Enjoy the colorful  Osaka Castle.



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       The Imperial Palace with its grounds is located on the site of the former residential palace of the successive Tokugawa Shoguns in the Edo Period. Following the Meiji Restoration in 1868, Emperor Meiji moved here from Kyoto which had been the imperial capital for more than a thousand years. Since then, there are the Imperial Residence where Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress reside Imperial Palace, where the various ceremonies and functions are held, the Imperial Household Agency Building, the momijiyama Imperial Sericalture Center and the East Gardens including the Tokagakudo Concert Hall etc. are located.
(quoted from Imperial Hosehold Agency)

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        Kinkaku temple is a popular name. When it comes to the beautiful spots in Kyoto, Kinkaku temple is always the first choice. In the 1220's it was the comfortable villa of Kintsune Saionji. Yoshimitsu, the 3rd Shogun of Ashikaga, abdicated the throne in 1394. After three years, he began to build Kitayamaden and he made a special effort to make it a breath-taking site. After Yoshimitsu's death, Kitayamaden was made into a Zen temple in accordance with his will. All the building of those days came to ruin except Kinkaku.
      When I arrived the Kinkaku temple, it's about 4 o'clock. There are still many tourists. Everyone are attracted of its beauty and solemn atmosphere. I turned on my camera and took so many pictures. I really enjoy what I saw at that moment. Golden color made a reflected image on the lake with blue sky.  Now Kinkaku temple is one of World Cultural Heritage. I strongly recommend to visit here once in your life. ^^

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        Kimono is the Japanese traditional cloths. The most attractive feature is its colorful flowers. When I walked with my friends in Daitoku temple. I met two cute girls walking on the square. Thus, we took picture together with them. かわいいね

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  • Feb 03 Sat 2007 23:00
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写真の中で片目をつむっている松崎豊(Yutaka Matsuzaki)です。
久々にリックと会えて、そして大好物のパイナップルケーキや台湾のお茶をお土産にもらって、
また禁断症状が出てきました。嗚呼、台湾に行きたい。。

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Dear all: 
       Thank you for visiting my blogs.  Now I need your help. Recently, we, Taiwanese team, want to apply for a national youth participation award and finish a book now. The book is written in Chinese and described with our experience, feeling, and unforgettable things in Turkey. However, they are all our opinions. We'd like to know your thoughts, too. If you have free time, could you give me any comment? There are two suggestive topic. How do you feel about your Turkey traineeship? and how do you think about Taiwanese? or ....I'm very appreciated of your help and comments. Thank you very much. 
                                                                                              Rick from Taiwan

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這是我參加過最不同的會議,也是最有意義的活動」經過這三天的文化洗禮,我可以大膽的說出這句話,因為這裡有很多我的第一次,第一次和這麼多來自歐洲的朋友互動,第一次深刻體驗東西方文化的差異,也是我第一次在國際上為台灣發聲。 

    七月七日
早晨,懷著興奮的心情,等不及鬧鐘嬉鬧,八點不到就爬起床來,梳洗整理,準備參加第十二屆安納托尼亞國際會議。這是一個由土耳其伊斯坦堡分會辦的國際活動,邀請世界各國人參與,以討論國際議題、文化交流為主,這次共有二十幾國參加,其中大多數為歐洲國家,亞洲國家僅有台灣和韓國。 

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