Category Travel

How to Hong Kong: Victoria Peak, Mangos, Wontons, Tarts and Cider

Dear Taipei, It’s a question that has always plagued travelers since the dawn of time- to buy the ticket to the top, or to find a view for free? In certain locations, I think it’s probably worth the price to pay. I’d imagine going up to the Empire State Building would be incredible, if only […]

How to Hong Kong: Making Food Babies At Tim Ho Wan

Dear Taipei, I will let you in on something that makes me sounds hilariously hipster in a shameful “I saw an indie band by myself and killed them so I’d be the only one who knew about them” type of way. I vehemently dislike¬†going to international branches of famous restaurants. From my experience, going to […]

How to Hong Kong: Part 1

Dear Taipei, I hope you don’t mind, but over the next couple of entries I would like to share with you my “How to Hong Kong” guide. Yes, I am expressing extreme and controversial creative license by conjugating Hong Kong into a verb, but I believe in order to make the most of Hong Kong […]

Tales from the road: Final day road tripping Taiwan’s east coast

Dear Taipei, On the final day of my road trip down Taiwan’s east coast I was faced with the ultimate dining out dilemma: To wait, or not to wait. Readers, you’ve surely experienced this- when you’ve waited so long in a line, or even after ordering, and you’re so hungry you’re practically hallucinating- picturing your […]

Tales from the Road: Day 2 of Taiwan’s East Coast

Dear Taipei, The second day of my road trip down Taiwan’s east coast was characterised by breathtaking views, long stares out into the infinite coast and incredible food. We made our way down Highway 11 and were treated to views worthy of being a computer desktop background (you know the ones I mean!). Shihyusan in […]

Tales from the road: Day 1 on Taiwan’s East Coast

Dear Taipei, The other week my too-good-to-be-true housemates and I leaped at the chance to go on our first road trip together to Taiwan’s East Coast during the Dragon Boat Festival three day weekend. For three incredible days we spent every waking moment together setting our eyes on magnificent (and, ah, rather underwhelming) sights, showing […]

Trainspotting: Reuniting with my old friend, the train floor

Dear Taipei, Last Sunday I found myself once again gracefully sprawled on a train floor accompanied by an assortment of dust, food bits and other unidentifiable delicacies. Unbelievably, it’s the 4th time in recent years that I’ve found myself seatless on a train, and taking up the only seat I can. What can I say, […]