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

Taiwan Food Diary

Giant Mushrooms

I love food, but I’m not soooo adventurous – I normally don’t venture further than veggies and chicken.  Therefore eating in Taiwan has been an experience and taken me out of my food comfort zone.  Here is a sample of the culinary delights I sampled this week and some not so delightful. Millet Soup and Veggie Pastie – 5/10 The millet soup was a wee bit too bland for me, even when I … Continue reading

Kayaking around Dubrovnik’s City Walls

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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

Fun in Saintes Maries de la Mer

Danger Sign - Hmmmm can't the audience read!!!!

Since I was a little girl the South of France has developed considerably.   The heat and the chirping cicadas are the same, but where once there were just beautiful sandy beaches there are now rising apartment blocks.  When I first visited the Pont du Gard we just walked down to the river and swam in its waters; now you have to park miles away, pay 18 Euros, but there is … Continue reading