Thailand

The Flavors of Thailand

We went on this family trip about six years ago and I remember having fun (inspite of the fact that I got a really bad cough and wasn’t feeling well). Nothing can stop us from sampling the delicious food Bangkok had to offer. And this was the family’s first international trip, so it’s memorable in… Continue reading The Flavors of Thailand

Taiwan

Spirited Away in Jiufen

Some people say this place inspired the Miyazaki animated film Spirited Away. Although this isn’t a verified fact with all the steps, food, lanterns, and the Grand Teahouse which looks like Yubaba’s bathhouse, I’m starting to feel like Chichiro. Or maybe her parents who wanted to eat every single thing they could find. When we… Continue reading Spirited Away in Jiufen

Taiwan

Beitou: Hot Springs And A Whole Lot More

Arnaud and I headed to Beitou for some nature on our second day in Taipei. Upon getting out of the Xinbeitou train station we could immediately feel the laidback atmosphere. On our way to the Thermal Valley there were a lot of things to see. The Beitou branch of the Taipei public library is interesting… Continue reading Beitou: Hot Springs And A Whole Lot More

Taiwan

Dinner at Raohe Night Market

Our first Taiwan night market experience was in Raohe and it was better than I expected. You wouldn’t know where to look! There’s just so much of everything, both food and people. 😀   I’m guessing this is like takoyaki, but with whole baby octopus instead of tiny bits! Kawaii!   You’ll find these little… Continue reading Dinner at Raohe Night Market

Taiwan

Eating in Shilin

The Shilin night market is one of many in Taipei teeming with hungry locals and tourists. It’s massive and is an organized chaos of stalls selling food, drinks, souvenirs, and clothes. Arnaud and I didn’t have a set plan on how to tackle this monster of a market; we just let the different smells and sights lead us… Continue reading Eating in Shilin

Life in Manila

A Weekend Morning in UP

If UP Diliman were near to my house I’d definitely go there more often for morning walks, especially during the weekends. The academic oval is closed to traffic and is solely for joggers and cyclists on Sundays. It’s nice to be there without worrying about projects and exams the way I used to when I… Continue reading A Weekend Morning in UP

France

Eze Village (With An Unplanned Detour In Monaco)

I took the wrong train so I ended up at Monaco. Walked around a little bit, waited ages for the bus, stopped off at Eze station and then waited a loooong time again for the bus, finally arriving 2 hours later than planned. Èze is a small medieval village not far from Nice, known for… Continue reading Eze Village (With An Unplanned Detour In Monaco)

France

A Nice Holiday

Day 1: Place Garibaldi for a glass (or two) of the local rose, amused by Pierre la fou (who seemed to be a regular guy who goes about his business lounging on the pavement in one of the small streets with bars – forgot to take a photo), a walk along Promenade des Anglais at… Continue reading A Nice Holiday

Greece

Kefalonia, Greece – Day 2: Assos and Myrtos Beach

The guy at the rental car office told us his favourite place in the island was Assos so we decided to go there the next day. The itinerary for the day was Assos in the morning and Myrtos Beach in the afternoon. It was another tricky drive for the intrepid driver (Vittoria) and a very… Continue reading Kefalonia, Greece – Day 2: Assos and Myrtos Beach

Greece

Kefalonia, Greece – Day 1: Fiskardo, Alaties Bay (2016)

The drive from the small airport in the midwest part of the island to the northern tip (Fiskardo) was long and tricky. We had booked 4 nights in Tselendata, a small village a few minutes’ drive from Fiskardo. Even though locals told us that there was only one main road, we had to keep stopping… Continue reading Kefalonia, Greece – Day 1: Fiskardo, Alaties Bay (2016)