When I visited Taiwan in December, I spent two nights in Jiufen! Jiufen is a small mountain town east of Taipei, in northern Taiwan. I first learned about it from some ALTs in Japan who visited it, saying that it was the mountain town in Taiwan that the Japanese animated movie Spirited Away was based off of. When I googled Jiufen, … Continue reading Rainy Days in Jiufen (九份)
Whenever I plan any trip, food is always a big part of organizing it, and Taiwan was no exception. :) The two things that I was most excited for were bubble tea and night markets! I first tried bubble tea in college... and to be honest, I had some strong opinions and didn't like it at first. D: I disliked the feeling and … Continue reading Taiwan: Food!
Let's talk about Taiwan! About a month ago, at the beginning of December, I was able to take some time off during my schools' overlapping exam weeks. What I got was a wonderful, and sorely needed, 6 day trip to Taipei and Jiufen with my travel buddy Justin! :D Here is a rundown of the trip! About … Continue reading Taiwan in December: Trip Overview
This winter break, I was lucky enough to go home to America for the holidays! :) I was able to see friends, eat things I was super excited for (Chipotle, American sushi, normal pizza, CHEESE, Polish sausages and cheeses, Polish Christmas dishes, mom's cooking <3), spend a lot of time with my mom, talk to my … Continue reading Home for the Holidays with a side of Reverse Culture Shock!
Hello, and welcome to the new version of the blog! :D I did it! I made the move from Blogger to WordPress! Blogger was getting difficult to manage with all of the customization I wanted. While there are definitely things I will miss about Blogger (like being able to import pictures directly from Google photos...), … Continue reading Traveler’s Notebook and Blog Migration
OK! So welcome to day 2 of my Hong Kong trip! Check out day 1 here! :) Ok, so the next day, our first stop was once again food! This time, it was a place Justin had found called Australia Dairy Co. I was skeptical at first (Australian breakfast place in Hong Kong? Really?), but it tuned … Continue reading Hong Kong (Day 2)
Welcome back to another belated post! This time, I will be writing about Hong Kong, which I went to wayyyy back in May for a Japanese string of holidays called Golden Week. There are many reasons for this post being so late, some of which include Flickr removing their free auto uploader, and me dealing … Continue reading Hong Kong! (Day 1)