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…

How to Move to Another Country – A Seven Step Guide

View this post on Instagram Taroko national park ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #Taroko #adventure #hiking #Hualien #ๅคช้ญฏ้–ฃๅœ‹ๅฎถๅ…ฌๅœ’ #ๅคช้ญฏ้–ฃ #่Šฑ่“ฎ #ๅฐ็ฃ #Taiwan #nature #beautiful #tourists #ๅธƒๆด›็ฃ #buluowan #mountains #roadtoself A post shared by RoadToSelf (@roadtoself_blog) on Mar 17, 2018 at 6:22pm PDT Decide to move (preferably to another country or, even continent) Send your spouse back to another country…

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 catsย โ™ฅ . 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 (ไธ‰่ฒ‚ๅถบ็€‘ๅธƒ็พคๆญฅ้“ๅฃ) (more on that later), I happened to look at Google…

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 Matchbox Rule

I hate spiders. I hate them. (I am not scared of them, it’s just a matter of acknowledging each others’ existence and mutual dislike. Totally.) The enginerd is my personal spider repellent. We’re leaving tomorrow, and just a moment ago he packed a pair of gloves for spider removing purposes. He once stopped me from…

Testing YouTube embedding

Hi thereย โ™ฅ We are finally on the road ๐Ÿ™‚ We left our hometown last Saturday, visited my parents and are now at the enginerd’s parents’ place. The past week has been super hectic, and naturally I got the flu. So instead of exercising and packing, I’ve spent the last few hours learning how to edit…

Testing Twitter embedding

Hi there, and here we go again, testing! This is my little attempt to make sure I know how to embed tweets to our blog. Contact us https://t.co/QgX6hZrKba via @RoadToSelf_Blog — RoadToSelf_Blog (@RoadToSelf_Blog) October 7, 2016 It’s actually really simple. Just click the time stamp on your preferred tweet, copy the URL and paste it…

Little Things That Matter on the Road

I, the nurse, have my own little things I do when traveling. Call them hacks, if you like, to me they mean comfort, security, and survival. And coffee. I use a night guard for some serious teeth grinding problems, and since it needs to be sanitized quite often, I carry a load of Corega Tabs…

The Anti-Social Travelers – How to Avoid Human Contact on The Road

Although I, the nurse, am a social media junkie, and the engineer has his own circle of enginerds, we both tend to be very anti-social. You often hear people telling these stories about how they’ve met a ton of new people on the road, backpacking around the world with new friends they’ve just met. We…