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…

Year 106 and how to feel good about being bad in Chinese

When we first arrived to Taiwan, we started noticing little, weird things. You could see signs saying “3C” everywhere, hear trucks playing Für Elise driving around, and then, after figuring these out, we realized no matter where you looked, be it a neon sign with dates on it in a bank, or a receipt from…

Yang Ming Shan

Although we’ve already spent over two months here in Taipei, I managed to see Mt. Yang Ming only last week (technically, my bit hungover butt was semi-forcefully dragged there).  Having just recently met some new friends (here’s how to stop it from happening again), it was a bit scary but super exciting to go spend…

Practical matters

So, as we have now stayed in Taipei for over two months now, all we can say is we love this city. First of all, the most important thing we’ve learned is that this city is full of absolutely beautiful and awesome people. One of them is my Chinese teacher, Mrs. Huang, who has in…

Climbing mountains

Lately, we’ve been trying to figure out what will come out this little adventure of ours. To sum it up, after you quit your job, give away most of your stuff and move to the other side of the world (yeah, sure not literally, but close enough), at some point you just have to start…

Hanoi Rocks! (Part 2)

As our cool little adventure in Vietnam went on, after the cruise and about 100 museums, we knew it was time to see some jungle. Checking the weather forecast about gazillion times, we realized we’d not be getting a sunny day for our trip. As it is not exactly summer in Vietnam, the weather has…

Bucket lists

Since we’re having a unique opportunity to have my lovely ex co-worker brightening up our vacation and keeping us awake if we get drowsy, I decided to interview her a little. We’re mostly talking about traveling here, so I wanted to know about her travel related bucket list. Although I asked her about it only…

Hanoi Rocks! (Part 1)

Sorry, so sorry for the title, the pun’s just too terrible and predictable, but how could I resist? If you’re not sure what it refers to, please check out the mighty Wikipedia on the topic here. Now, back to the business and what is going on and why am I entitled to make all the…

Hotel LeLe & Frog, Hanoi, Vietnam

Looking for a beautiful, affordable and comfortable hotel to stay in Hanoi? Try LeLe & Frog. The small boutique hotel offers super pretty rooms, light breakfast and a short walk to the old town. We paid 35 USD per night in a deluxe room, and it was totally worth it. The staff here was friendly,…

Happy New Year!

We’ve been here in Taipei for a month now, and so far the following things have happened: We have been very cold (+15 degrees inside and outside in our first place here, not fun times) We have arranged so many practical matters, that I’m about to update my LinkedIn profile and call myself a professional…

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,…