Day 37: Train Z322 To Lhasa (Feat. Pandas)

After laptop hunting in Shenzhen (horrible!), visiting Shanghai Disneyland and walking the longest glass suspension bridge in the world, travelling across China and climbing on one of the most beautiful mountains in the country, we needed some serious enlightenment. And what better a place than Tibet? Travelling to Tibet has been made somewhat difficult for…

Day 19: Shanghai Disneyland and The World’s Longest Glass Bridge

On the bus from Hong Kong to mainland China: “Can you see Disneyland Hong Kong from the window?” “I can’t. But should we go there?” “We don’t have the money” “Well, what if we did?” “We don’t.” ” 😦 ” “But what if..” “We don’t” ” 😦  … Isn’t there one in Shanghai?” “Yeah?” “Isn’t…

Day 13: Notebook Hunting, a Couple of Cities and One Mountain

As it happens, almost two weeks ago I and my beloved enginerd once again hit the road to have a 3 months-long adventure in Asia. Having once travelled around the world, and lived in Taiwan for quite some time, we had a pretty relaxed approach to the trip: a week before, we had no hotels…

3 Months of Adventure: T-minus 1 day – Itinerary

As we’re leaving tomorrow, we’re proud to finally say that we’ve actually booked some flights and hotel rooms, as well as bought some train tickets 🙂 View this post on Instagram How are we supposed to be packing now? 😂😂😂 He's way too comfy but that's also where our stuff should be laid out😒 or…

Surprisingly, This Post Is About Food (and Tallinn)

First of all: I’m in a very tight relationship with my phone. Second of all, having my phone and its charger in separate countries can cause absolute and pure panic. Third of all, the staff at Viru Hotel in Estonia are the purest and nicest people ever and total lifesavers. Now, let’s get to the…

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…