“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 πŸ™‚ 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. β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ 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… β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ 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 πŸ˜‰ ), 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…

The 3C, a 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 theΒ KL Forest Eco Park,…

Have yourself a Merry little adventure

Merry Christmas, everyone! Today we are flying from Chennai, India to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. As we take more and more steps on the road to self, we are getting our Christmas present every day. Every day we get to see a little bit more and a bit better what the future holds for us; what…

10 travel problems we need help with (Part 1)

We’ve got a problem. To be honest, we have several travel related problems. And we’re in a desperate need for useful hacks, tips and examples of things that work and don’t work, to solve them. We have some answers, but we need more. Here’s our top 10Β travel problems. We’d like you to let us know…

In sickness and in health (on the road)

Look. I am a nurse and this may lead to an assumption that I knew how to avoid food poisoning or otherwise getting sick on the road. But the truth? The truth is that I have been so horribly sick that that itself should stop me from ever leaving home again. Although neither of us,…