Hualien and Taroko National Park in Pictures

One of the best things about Taiwan is its nature. The fact that the island is so small, adds to the awesomeness since many of the hiking trails and mountains are more or less accessible by public transportation. By less I mean it is sometimes a bit challenging to find the information needed to get…

Food, Drinks and Possibly One Food Poisoning in Helsinki

CONTENT WARNING: This post is NOT about budget friendly traveling in Helsinki. It was supposed to be. It’s not. Also, there will be vomit later. Sorry. Let’s start with the basics: Finland is a country located in the northern part of Europe (which is not a country but a cluster of independent countries no one…

Rabbit Food – A Short Survival Guide for Vegetarians in Taiwan

I’m a vegetarian, and the enginerd usually keeps me company. Basically, when we eat out it means no red meat, no white meat, cut down dairy and eggs, and avoid gelatin as much as possible. And 100% No. Fuckin. Olives. (Olives are Satan’s tennis balls.) Being a vegetarian in Taiwan is super easy and relaxed,…

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…

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:…

Visiting Finland

It’s been two weeks since my last post. Girl needs to rest, but don’t worry, here is the latest news from me and the enginerd 🙂 I visited home this week, to get more drunk more often and to celebrate my dad’s 70th birthday. Here is how it went down: I tested the Taipei Airport…

Basically Just Really Fun and Awesome Stuff

After spending over 3 months here in Taipei, I am happy to say that we are having fun. Although studying the language and trying to find a job is not always super easy (crying, tantrums, annoyance..), most of the time we are very very satisfied with our decision to move here. I am also very…

Yang Ming Shan

Although we’ve already spent over two months here in Taipei, I managed to see Mt. Yang Ming only last week (technically, my bit hungover butt was semi-forcefully dragged there).  Having just recently met some new friends (here’s how to stop it from happening again), it was a bit scary but super exciting to go spend…

Hanoi Rocks! (Part 2)

As our cool little adventure in Vietnam went on, after the cruise and about 100 museums, we knew it was time to see some jungle. Checking the weather forecast about gazillion times, we realized we’d not be getting a sunny day for our trip. As it is not exactly summer in Vietnam, the weather has…

Hanoi Rocks! (Part 1)

Sorry, so sorry for the title, the pun’s just too terrible and predictable, but how could I resist? If you’re not sure what it refers to, please check out the mighty Wikipedia on the topic here. Now, back to the business and what is going on and why am I entitled to make all the…

A Very Damn Rough Guide to Taipei for Rookies

Don’t get the title wrong, we consider ourselves as rookies, too. We got to Taipei one and half weeks ago. It was cold, we were carrying our stuff with us, people seemed to have no clue what I was saying to them and our AirBnb apartment was scary and cold and totally what you’d get…

3C, Taiwanese Girl and the Scariest Attic in the World

  We survived Christmas in Kuala Lumpur (I spent most of the Christmas Eve fighting a massive headache, forced myself to the dinner we’d paid for, and had to sport through it while surrounded by screaming kids and people wearing funny hats), saw the new Star Wars movie (really good), visited the KL Forest Eco Park,…