November 20, 2013“They say that some things are too good to be true, but I just hope they ain’t talking about you. I heard that everything must come to an end, but I just can’t imagine me without you, me without you.“ These lyrics rang around in my head as I took a shower a couple of weeks ago. Whenever I heard the song previously, I’d thought of Gil Dong. I paused. Shrugged my shoulders. Then continued washing. I realised I still…
August 26, 2013I don’t like everywhere I travel to, and I’ve never pretended that I have done. A fair few cities have left me underwhelmed – Gaziantep, Washington DC, Vilnius, I’m looking at you – an ready to catch the next train/plane/tumbleweed out of there, or wishing that Muggle-borns could, too, apparate. Yet as someone who doesn’t own a blog called, ‘Complainy Rants From Around The World’, or isn’t the star of that wretched TV show An …
January 23, 2012Instead of setting down a challenge like I did last week with the Hometown Challenge and the Foodporn Challenge, this week I’m going to take up the ABC of Travel Challenge as set down by Christine of Christine in Spain. It’s a fun chain letter style thing – going through the alphabet and answering questions from A to Z about your travels! I was nominated by Aaron from Aaron’s Worldwide Adventures… - thanks! Be sure to try it yourself
February 12, 2011Taipei wasn’t the busiest of places during Lunar New Year. A lot of people leave the city to visit their hometowns and families, as custom dictates. This worked out fairly well for me, as the city was considerably less crowded than usual. Huge crowds piss me off – unless it’s for a tangible reason (i.e. a concert) as opposed to there simply being that many people crammed into the city (I’m looking at you, Seoul subway line 2). One place…
February 10, 2011You may remember previously that I talked about how everyday life in Korea is overflowing with adorableness. Taipei is no different. The main thing I noticed here was the bunnies. Bunnies everywhere. It makes sense, what with 2011 heralding the year of the Rabbit. Nothing prepared me for the cuteness extravaganza, however. When it comes to Lunar New Year, Taipei >>> Korea. Here are a few of my favourite bunnies. Bunnies in a square … Chilling with classy Dior Bunny.
February 9, 2011Taipei was different from what I expected it to be. Primarily, I expected it to be Korea. But warmer. Oh how wrong I was! Nowhere is this more evident than in the local cuisine, some of which I gladly gobbled down, some of which made me gag just from the smell. Here’s a few of the most memorable dishes among the street food in Taipei. Tea… Taipei does tea, and it does tea gooooooood. I had my first try of
February 8, 2011Hi everyone! So, as those of you following me on Facebook and Twitter (hint, hint) may know, I’ve been on vacation recently. Yes, vacation! For luckily, Lunar New Year fell across three weekdays this year, allowing me to have the magnificent sum of five successive days off in a row. I’m not being sarcastic – this is a rare occurrence for me, as a hagwon teacher. So, with these 5 days, I chose to go to Taipei. … The first surprise
January 27, 2011안녕하세요! Hi everyone, and welcome to the new site! The more observant of you may have noticed that we have a brand new design, courtesy of my friend Michael. It’s exactly what I wanted for the site, and I hope you like it, too. Moving on, it’s now only six days until I go to Taipei! I’m mega mega mega ultra uber excited. … Partly because I really want to go, partly because I need a break from Korea and
December 26, 20102010 has seen me travel to the following places outside my home. For argument’s sake, we’ll call my home the UK.
- South Korea
- Sydney, Australia
- ….and Narita Airport (1 time) and Dubai Airport (twice).