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,…

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…

“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!”….

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…

The Anti-Social Experiment

As I have so many times mentioned here, we as a couple tend to be a bit anti-social. You know, to the point where I wrote a blog post about avoiding people on the road. ♥♥♥♥ However, something has happened. Over the past few years, we have found ourselves more and more often in situations…

The Sun Is Shining and Other Happy Remarks

Nice, it’s raining again. Well, the dry weather lasted a whole week, so guess it was about the time… ♥♥♥♥ It is easy to be negative about things like the weather, but here’s a list of some of the absolutely wonderful things here in Taipei. For visual proof, scroll to the end of this post…

Long story short (ish)

(The photos in today’s post are entirely links to our other social media accounts. Sorry if they won’t open okay 😦 ) Although we’ve been here in Taipei for over three weeks now, since the first week not so much has been going on. We’ve seen a ton of cats and dogs (most well groomed,…

7 micro projects to work on (an update part 3)

It’s been a serious forever since I started talking about all the little things we had to take care of before quitting our jobs, packing our bags and taking off. Now that we’re finally in our destination (so far 😉 ), let’s take a quick look at how these micro projects have turned out. As…

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,…