In the spring of 2012, London Paddy and I decided to go on a unprecedented tour (almost) around the island. The train would take us around the northern east coast to Hualien, where we would stay for two night, then down south, to the southern-most tip of the island - Kenting. Afterwards, we'll take the fastest train - THSR to return to our final destination, and our starting point - Taipei. For five whole days, with no family or friends, just me and London Paddy, we wandered in unfamiliar territories in our own homeland. It was a journey that aimed for a new enlightenment of the self. It may be hard to believe, but this was the first time for me to visit Hualien and Kenting. Thus London Paddy and I now officially present to you the new series of travel articles of these two gorgeous places in Taiwan!
- Jun 25 Mon 2012 14:41
- Jun 21 Thu 2012 10:08
Before moving to Pixnet, I had already written a blog article on Spring Vegetarian Restaurant. While talking to friends about it, I realised that I had left it on my old blog, and could use an updated article. I suggested the place for dinner with some friends, and took the opportunity to re-write an updated article. Before, I had dined here as a vegetarian, but even after giving in to chicken and fish, I still find the food here quite tasty.
- Jun 15 Fri 2012 14:58
It'd been a long time since London Paddy's out in the sun! I'd been forgetting to bring him along with me, but this time, I finally remembered! The weather was gloriuos today! Extremely hot! London Paddy misses the passionate weather of the south!
- Jun 11 Mon 2012 10:54
This ice-shop is famous not just for their ice, but also the fully graffittied walls and, well, furniture. This is the famous ice-shop in Cijin, Kaohsiung. It's right by the ferry station, not hard to find at all. The weather has been scorchingly hot lately, and wouldn't it be great if we all get to have a bowl of this to cool ourselves off??!!
- Jun 08 Fri 2012 10:31
A hearty homemade English breakfast. That was the first thing to expect that day after I opened my eyes. People think it's greasy, and some say it's barely edible. Many of my Taiwanese friends are disgusted by the baked beans, something that makes English breakfast what it is.
- Jun 06 Wed 2012 15:14
This was the last meal I had in the UK. I was taken to a place that aptly marked the end of my entire experience with the UK (well, for now, anyway). The place was called Marlow. I couldn't help but associate the name of the place with the dramatist whose work was included in my dissertation. Seemed like a suitable place to end my journey.
To me, it seemed like a serene little town, but rather intriguing in its seemingly uneventful nature. There is not much to write about the place, as I did not get to see much of the place, except a walk along the river and through a park. So I'm going to focus on the meal... the last meal.
- Jun 01 Fri 2012 16:13
If you are a JRR Tolkien or CS Lewis fan, you will, no doubt, have heard of this place before. Yes. The last stop we decided to make during our Oxford day trip was to make a pilgrimage to the place where the Inklings would have their regular meet ups.