An Engineer Walks Into a Hardware Store

A joke: An engineer walks into a hardware store and shows the owner a Chinese word for a “file” on his cell phone. The owner starts looking for the item, and the engineer’s wife tells him they’re from North Europe, definitely not from Norway, as the owner thinks, but from Finland. Then she proceeds to…

Houtung Cat Village aka the Best Day Ever!

Okay, unlike usually, this post concentrates just and only on cats ♥ . Those adorable little assholes, who absolutely hate you. Just as much as you love them. Anyway, today we sort of accidentally found a cat village!!! As we were heading to Sandiaoling Falls (三貂嶺瀑布群步道口) (more on that later), I happened to look at Google…

FinnsAway

Road To Self: For some time now, we’ve been looking for (read: hanging out on Twitter, Instagram and WordPress Reader) other Finnish travel bloggers. Based on our very non-scientific research on the aforementioned platforms, there seems to be more of us out there and every individual, couple and family seem to have their own method…

Koko Elämän Pituisella Matkalla!

Road To Self: Olemme jonkin aikaa etsineet blogiimme vieraskynäilijöitä Suomesta. Tänään, ystävänpäivänä Taiwanin aikaa, saamme jakaa Heidin tarinan. Heidin seikkailut ovat päätähuimaavan inspiroivia ja melkein voisi suomalainen kateus iskeä, ellei osa matkakohteista olisi yhteisiä 😉 Lue lisää alta Heidin omin sanoin: “Kuten suomalainen lauluntekijä J. Karjalainen aikoinaan lauloi: Doris oli toisenlainen, Doris oli reissunainen. Täytyy…

Wonders of Nature

Hi there, as it’s been a very, very long time since this blog was active, I’m assuming to reach one to three readers with this post. Since our last one, a lot of very, very good things have happened, so it’s time to get back here to share our adventures with all three of you…

How To Kill a Travel Blog

I started this blog to share travel stories, ideas and tips with anyone interested. I managed to put together one post per week until the beginning of last June, when I migrated back to Finland to make some more money for the trip this blog has been about. Working is a really boring thing and…

It’s Okay, I’m a Nurse!

As I started heading back to Taipei two days ago, although a bit sleep deprived, I was still taking fresh looking and smiley selfies to send to my friends and post to Facebook. 24 hours later, I arrived to our Taipei home, stinky, tired, jet lagged and looking like I had just been to an…

Project Kilimanjaro – Step 1: Still On the Ground Level

We love projects, calculating, budgeting and planning future trips (be it to the nearest 7/11 for a beer run or traveling to an exotic, spider infested hell hole for a “fun” hike). So, being practically broke, and having just enough money to survive until next year, we have now started planning our next great adventure:…

One Hundred Ways to Summer

As I have spent the summer on a different continent as the enginerd, and nothing much has been going on, this blog has been a bit dry lately. However, now that I’m almost done with my summer vacation (working…), it’s more than appropriate to update this blog again. Here is a list of things that…

50 Shades of Taipei

Nearly 5 months ago, I arrived to Taoyuan airport with my husband, a back-bag, Pleco downloaded to my phone and very high hopes in heart. And OMG (a serious OMG, sorry guys, I’m rather excited about everything that has happened here), we have been having fun. As a matter of a fact, I want to…

“Do you speak Chinese?” “Yidiandian…”

One of the first things one notices after arriving to Taipei, is how well Taiwanese speak English. Another thing is, they they don’t seem to think so. Have you ever been to, let’s say, India or China? Ask any person there, if they speak English, and the answer is always an affirmative and self-assured “Yes!”….