Category Archives: Travel

How to Take Part As An Audience for Taiwan’s Variety Show 綜藝大熱門

This is a step-by-step guide on how to participate in recordings for taiwanese variety programs and my experience as an audience for 综艺大热门。 Continue reading

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Tasty and Authentic Asian Eats in Chicago

I’ve always enjoyed Asian food a lot more than western food, be it Japanese, Thai or Vietnamese. Therefore I really cannot quite get used to food in the U.S even though Chicago is already considered quite a foodie paradise. I’ve … Continue reading

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3-Day Itinerary in Washington DC

Just came back from a 3-day trip from Washington DC! It was supposed to be the cherry blossoms’ peak blossom season, but alas, half of them were damaged due to a sudden snowstorm just a few days before I arrived. … Continue reading

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San Francisco Trip Day 1 & 2

I booked my SF trip in October, thinking that I can’t possibly be this suay to meet with a winter storm in mid-December which could get my flight cancelled, and yet this was precisely what happened on the day I was … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway’s Birth Home in Oak Park, IL

Recently, thanks to the Open House weekend in Chicago, I got a chance to step into Ernest Hemingway’s birth home without paying a single cent of admission fee. Yay! Out of the 200 plus free architecture sites that offered free … Continue reading

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A Romantic Night In Seaport Village, San Diego, CA

Recently I have been researching on my next travel destination, which is San Francisco, and seeing all the pictures in San Fran reminded me of my time in San Diego several months ago. Even though Seaport Village has been described … Continue reading

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Exploring Jiufen, Taiwan

For anyone sick of shopping non-stop in Taipei, Jiufen is an ideal day trip as it is reasonably near Taipei city, yet offers a refreshing change in scenery with mountain views, old-fashioned walkways and cool teahouses. I’ve visited Jiufen long … Continue reading

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A Freezing Dip in Su Ao Cold Spring, Yilan, Taiwan

I’ve visited Taiwan many times, but I have only visited Yilan once, therefore when I made a holiday trip to Taiwan again this summer, I decided to place more emphasis on Yilan as opposed to Taipei. As anyone knows, Yilan is … Continue reading

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Good Food And Cheap Buys In Maxwell Street Market, Chicago

Recently, I have taken to going to Maxwell Street Market on Sundays, not because the items sold are really that fantastic, but simply cos it appeals to my bargain-hunting auntie nature. The items I see sold in most fairs and … Continue reading

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秘密基地:Cosplaying As An Imperial Concubine in Jiufen, Taiwan

I’ve been to Jiufen, TW a few times before, and each time round I am simply obsessed with touring the old streets, buying cute and cheap souvenirs, as well as gorging myself on food. In fact, whenever anyone goes to … Continue reading

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