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

Taroko national park 😍😍 #Taroko #adventure #hiking #Hualien #太魯閣國家公園 #太魯閣 #花蓮 #台灣 #Taiwan #nature #beautiful #tourists #布洛灣 #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 to empty your place 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…

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…

Wonders of Nature

Hi there, as it’s been a very, very long time since this blog was active, I’m assuming to reach one to three readers with this post. Since our last one, a lot of very, very good things have happened, so it’s time to get back here to share our adventures with all three of you…

One Hundred Ways to Summer

As I have spent the summer on a different continent as the enginerd, and nothing much has been going on, this blog has been a bit dry lately. However, now that I’m almost done with my summer vacation (working…), it’s more than appropriate to update this blog again. Here is a list of things that…

50 Shades of Taipei

Nearly 5 months ago, I arrived to Taoyuan airport with my husband, a back-bag, Pleco downloaded to my phone and very high hopes in heart. And OMG (a serious OMG, sorry guys, I’m rather excited about everything that has happened here), we have been having fun. As a matter of a fact, I want 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…

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…