When in Aix-en-Provence: I

i took part in an exchange program at school, so i had the chance to spend three weeks in Aix-en-Provence, France. it has been the best 3 weeks of my life. apart from eating way too much cheese, i have also been introduced to way too much french music in france. of course, being the…

Kingston: More than just an Exquisite Corpse

I went to Kingston with my parents this Thanksgiving weekend. Last year in Canadian Geography, our teacher loved telling us the sad sad story of Kingston- It flourished and flourished and flourished on the beautiful Lake Ontario, and was the capital of Canada and had the biggest population, and then things started going down. It…

Journey to the West Part II- the Waters

Northwestern China is the Yukon Province of PRC. It’s a lot less developed than the coastal part of the country where I grew up. Nobody goes to northwestern China expecting a Maldives vacation. It’s a solid amount of road travel, fierce gusts of wind, hours and hours of gobi* desert populated only by dusty thorny…

Journey to the West Part I

Northwestern China is the Yukon Province of PRC. It’s a lot less developed than the coastal part of the country where I grew up. Nobody goes to northwestern China expecting a Maldives vacation. It’s a solid amount of road travel, fierce gusts of wind, hours and hours of gobi* desert populated only by dusty thorny…

Can You Paint with All the Colours of Taiwan- Downtown Taipei

This August I went to Taiwan. And ever since I got back I’ve been regurgitating on the texture and colours of the place. We spent a lot of our time in Taipei. Taipei is a bit different from what I expected, in that the city is much older than what I pictured. Ximending Shopping District…

The Backpacker’s Guide to Taiwanese Food (Part II)

“So what did you do during your time there?” “I ate.” That is usually regarded as the irresponsible answer, signalling you’re not up for listing all the sightseeing and the fun adventures you had during a trip. Yet the case would be different if it’s Taiwan we’re talking about. “I ate” would be the most…

The Backpacker’s Guide to Taiwanese Food (Part I)

Taiwan is probably home to a hundred times more types of food than Pokémons. And for every Pokémon stop that you come across, there are probably like twenty authentic Taiwanese restaurants. I’ve been trying to keep a list on my phone of all the food I tried so far in Taiwan, but it’s growing out of control….