The English are famous for give elaborate, but often excessive directions. I had not encountered such a scenario until this instance, when I was trying to find my way to the Suspension Bridge. Following a convoluted map that made me feel lost, I stopped twice to ask and make sure I was going the right direction. In both cases, after they had kindly given me their elaborate directions, I had to ascertain one last time: so this is the right direction, correct?, before I have enough courage to proceed.
- Aug 27 Fri 2010 10:25
- Aug 25 Wed 2010 10:55
Actually, I didn't know what to expect of Bristol when I arrived. If it hadn't been for a must-visit friend, then I wouldn't have ever made it to Bristol. So, in a way, everything that I did in Bristol became a surprise!
- Aug 24 Tue 2010 11:16
I must admit I have double standards. By the time I left Liverpool, I had thrown my strict vegetarian diet out the window, because my time in the UK was so limited, I thought 'I simply HAD TO try the authentic English breakfast!' So, I did.
- Aug 23 Mon 2010 09:07
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- Aug 19 Thu 2010 10:22
After our much satisfying but energy-consuming bike ride, we both got really hungry. We had a small argument, because my friend wanted me to decide which restaurant to dine in. There were so many of them around, and each one of them seemed so similar to each other, I just couldn't decide on which one to go with! Finally, I gave up deciding, and we just picked one we happened to be standing next to. There is nothing more intriguing than the surprisingly pleasant results when you act spontaneously. This restaurant will always be remembered as 'the restaurant' of Sun Moon Lake, and you shall see why.
- Aug 18 Wed 2010 10:13
For the first time, ever, in my entire life, I got the chance to ride a bike that costs as much as my one-month salary. The experience was, obviously, unforgettable. Not because of the bike itself (although I'd like to consider it as a bonus), but because of the view around the lake.
- Aug 16 Mon 2010 10:57
Almost at the end of the footpath, this was what we came across. Tucked away like a secret that would only reveal itself to the worthy, the Apricot Platform was the highlight of our morning walk.
- Aug 12 Thu 2010 12:12
After breakfast, we took a little hike along the footpath around the lake. The weather was great. Hot, but not too hot. And most of the footpath was shaded by greenery, anyway.
- Aug 11 Wed 2010 09:52
I don't usually spend the night at places I go to, especially when I'm just looking for a short getaway. However, my friend and I decided to spend the night here, and enjoy as much as we possibly can. Sometimes you have to indulge yourself, in order to survive the day-to-day drudgery. As I didn't have too much time to make a decision on where to say, nor did we have too much budget for the entire trip, I booked us one that looked decent enough and that charged a reasonable price.
- Aug 10 Tue 2010 09:53
Early June, I had a date with a lake. The lake that is now world famous for its beauty. I had been here once before, I think. Once, when I was too young to remember, probably. This time, I, too, fell in love with this beautiful lake.
- Aug 08 Sun 2010 22:58
I remember feeling dubious about starting a new life in Taichung. Although I'd lived here for four years during uni, and I liked the place a lot, I had been unsure about living here. After a while, I really started to like it here. I have friends here. Friends I could meet up with regularly. Even friends from up north and down south find it easier to meet here, half way in between. This was one of the dinners that had no agenda, but just a simple reunion of old friends. I'd actually been here once before, but unfortunately without my camera. This time, I made sure my camera was ready. This way, I get to share with everyone.
- Aug 06 Fri 2010 10:00
A friend of mine once recommended its Taipei branch, but unfortunately, I had never had the chance to go. This was during one of my short visits to Kaohsiung. I was only going to be there for a couple of hours, so I decided to call up a friend to have a quick lunch before continuing my journey. To be honest, it has been a while now, and I'm not sure why I was in Kaohsiung now. Most likely running a granny-related errand.
- Aug 04 Wed 2010 18:59
One of the many important goals of this trip to the UK, was to watch the World Cup Final in a pub in England. I got extremely excited when I found out that I was, in fact, going to be in the UK to watch the final. Thus, one the the first things we did on my first day in the UK, was to find a pub to watch the exciting Netherlands v. Spain game.