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…

FinnsAway

Road To Self: For some time now, we’ve been looking for (read: hanging out on Twitter, Instagram and WordPress Reader) other Finnish travel bloggers. Based on our very non-scientific research on the aforementioned platforms, there seems to be more of us out there and every individual, couple and family seem to have their own method…

Koko Elämän Pituisella Matkalla!

Road To Self: Olemme jonkin aikaa etsineet blogiimme vieraskynäilijöitä Suomesta. Tänään, ystävänpäivänä Taiwanin aikaa, saamme jakaa Heidin tarinan. Heidin seikkailut ovat päätähuimaavan inspiroivia ja melkein voisi suomalainen kateus iskeä, ellei osa matkakohteista olisi yhteisiä 😉 Lue lisää alta Heidin omin sanoin: “Kuten suomalainen lauluntekijä J. Karjalainen aikoinaan lauloi: Doris oli toisenlainen, Doris oli reissunainen. Täytyy…

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…

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…

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. ♥♥♥♥ However, something has happened. Over the past few years, we have found ourselves more and more often in situations…

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…

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,…