Say It With Me: Sha-war-ma

There’s always that one street food from a country that you can’t get enough of. Here in Taiwan, for me it’s gua bao, a kind of soft bun filled with pork and coriander. In Korea, it was sundae and ddeokbokki… - I loved to slather the sundae in the spicy sauce from the ddeokbokki. My experience of street food in Colombia was empanadas, and fried things slathered in guacamole. In the UK? Fresh, hot doughnuts, covered in sugar, or the
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March 26, 2014

The Places In Turkey That You Never Thought Of Going To

Things have been plodding along here in Taipei. I’ve started work at my full-time job, I’m carrying on exploring the city, finding new neighbourhoods, and stuffing as much food down my craw…
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March 24, 2014

Moving Abroad: If I Can Do It, So Can You

A famous person once said, “just do it”. Wait, no, that wasn’t a famous person. That was the sports brand, Nike. Was it based on a direct quote from the Greek goddess of victory…? Or am I getting
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March 21, 2014

Taiwanese Breakfast Food Heaven

I’d be surprised if, in every post I’ve written about Taiwan, there hasn’t been a photo of Taiwanese breakfast food of some sort: bacon pancakes, milk tea…more bacon pancakes.…
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March 19, 2014

Sunny Days In Taipei

I booked my one-way ticket to Taipei on October 15th, 2013, along with a cheapy AirAsia fare to appease immigration and allow my boarding pass to be issued – which was fortunate, as the lady on the transfer…
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March 17, 2014

Balkan-ines: The Dogs Of Eastern Europe

If you were to turn on my laptop right now and take a snoop around, you’d probably come to the conclusion that I’m organised to the point of being slightly obsessive. I normally write blog posts…
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March 14, 2014

The Korean Food I Miss The Most

I’ve compared Taiwan and Korea before…, deciding that the latter, my home of three and a half years, wins out in the food stakes. I still stand by that judgement. The only Korean restaurant I’ve
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