Exploring Taipei

Shilin Station

The upside of working overseas is my accommodation, flight, food, etc is paid for; the downside is I have to actually work Monday to Friday and every evening this week I have been finishing at 8pm. Boooo!!!  I’m not sure if the late hours is part of the Taiwan culture or just this project :o(  However, the good news it’s now the weekend and I have a new city to … Continue reading

Made in Taiwan

Pig's Ears in Taiwan

On arrival at Taiwan airport I spotted a big sign – “Made in Taiwan”. It made me smile since that sums up my knowledge of Taiwan: this is the country where many electrical appliances start their life. Hopefully at the end of this trip I will know a lot more about this off the beaten track land. Well, my first discovery, I am not too keen on the food. :oS … Continue reading

Planes, Planes and more Planes

Hmmm - is there an English menu?

I had a very long 2 day journey back to Sydney – Dubrovnik to Zadar to Frankfurt to Seoul and finally to Sydney – home sweet home.  Not a trip I’d recommend. :oS At Frankfurt I had to retrieve all my luggage since my next leg was with a different airline.  With 9 hours to kill I decided to dump my bags in storage and catch the train into city.  … Continue reading

Kayaking around Dubrovnik’s City Walls


Unable to stay idle too long, Het and I decided to do a sunset kayaking trip.  It’s a fun way to see the city wall.  My friend had never kayaked before, but we made a great team and we didn’t end up going round and round in circles. We stopped at a cave to do some snorkeling.  There were plenty of fish, but they wouldn’t win any beauty pageants being rather … Continue reading

Dubrovnik, Croatia

In the streets of the old city of Dubrovnik

I love it when the plane lands and you find yourself in a new country – alien landscape, different language, strange people.  This is the last leg of my four months trip (but my travelling might not be over quite yet…) and I’m now in Dubrovnik, Croatia with some old friends to celebrate our 20th anniversary of first meeting each other at university. My accommodation is far removed from anywhere … Continue reading