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.” ” ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ” “But what if..” “We don’t” ” ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  … Isn’t there one in Shanghai?” “Yeah?” “Isn’t…

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ View this post on Instagram How are we supposed to be packing now? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ He's way too comfy but that's also where our stuff should be laid out๐Ÿ˜’ or…

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…

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…

It’s Okay, I’m a Nurse!

As I started heading back to Taipei two days ago, although a bit sleep deprived, I was still taking fresh looking and smiley selfies to send to my friends and post to Facebook. 24 hours later, I arrived to our Taipei home, stinky, tired, jet lagged and looking like I had just been to an…

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ However, something has happened. Over the past few years, we have found ourselves more and more often in situations…