Dragons, Snakes and Spiders

Start of Dragon's Back

Most people come to Hong Kong to shop, but not me :o)  When I found out there was a hiking trail called the Dragon’s Back, being Welsh I just had to check it out. I was hoping to do the trek with Walk Hong Kong, however unfortunately they weren’t running the trip this weekend.  I was a wee bit disappointed,  so when, after some research I found it is a … Continue reading

飲茶 Jellyfish and Ox Stomach – yum!!!

Yum Cha - Ox Stomach and Squid

On the road again and this time Hong Kong.  My first adventure was yum cha with my new colleagues.  We sat at one of those wonderful round tables where you can spin the food around.  Once seated, I was asked what I wanted to drink, so being my boring self I replied “I’ll have water” .  I was then informed than I can only have tea. Yum means drink and cha means … Continue reading

#1 Sydneysider – Manly to Spit Walk

Manly Scenic Walkway

Sydney is such a great city to live in, I decided to share some of the cool things I do here as an expat and to give you some ideas if you ever find yourself wandering down under.  This is #1, of hopefully many, in this “blogging at home” series.  On Thursday I did my favourite city walk in the whole wide world, the Manly to Spit walk, and I got to play with … Continue reading

Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

It’s the weekend and so time to play!!!   The typhoon had caused disruption on the East Coast, so yesterday my colleague and I decided to head to Sun Moon Lake which is located smack bang in the middle of Taiwan.   I got to experience another high speed train, but it only reached a measly 296km/h – not quite up to the European trains :o)  It was a pleasant journey watching … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea in Jioufen

Jioufen Tea House

Jioufen My colleague and I joined the crowds again this weekend, there are so many people on this small island.  This time we joined the locals in Jioufen, an old gold mining town, set in the hills, with great views of the Pacific Ocean. Jishan street is the main attraction.  An old, narrow street with lots of food stalls to sample, shops to browse and people to squeeze past. The Art … Continue reading