Tainan County’s Guanziling –Stone Baked Chicken

The other weekend I was feeling a bit bored, so I decided it was time to chillout in a hotspring. The closest hot springs to Tainan City are at the northern tip of Tainan County, very close to the border with Chiayi County – in Guan Zi Ling. This was my first time heading up […]

23 Nov, 2008 in Tainan
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The weather this weekend was absolutely gorgeous with such clear air that you can see all the way through to the central mountains on the east and the ocean to the south-west. I went up to one of the roofs in East Tainan to take a few photos. Although East-Tainan isn’t nice to look at, […]

22 Nov, 2008 in Taiwan
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Taiwan Google Maps now include Pinyin English names

A question for you – what’s different with this Google map of Tainan? (captured from the Tainan Directory on a Google map on INCKU frontpage) Yep, it’s hard to believe but along side the Chinese street names are now Pinyin English street names. Yippi! At first, it took me a …

21 Nov, 2008 in Kaohsiung
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A friend invited me to go visit Kaohsiung and so it was my first time to take the new Kaohsiung underground KMRT system. It’s gorgeous, although extremely empty when it’s not rush hours. You know, this is one of the things that makes me very jealous of Taiwan. Taiwanese tend to focus on the …

20 Nov, 2008 in Hong Kong
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The Hong Kong Myths – The Hongkongese, Chinese and the British English

Having been to Hong Kong for almost a week, this being the second visit to Hong Kong after a one week visit to Hong Kong 3 years ago, I find many of the myths built around Hong Kong to be very inaccurate. Here are some quick out-my-head points of some of the most popular …

19 Nov, 2008 in HK Attractions
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Last part of my Hong Kong trip includes the visit I had to Central. I was actually planning to go visit Macau that day, but the night before that I met a Turkish someone from Tainan who joined me for breakfast and since he strongly recommended the HK parks, I figured I might as well […]

17 Nov, 2008 in HK Attractions
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The HK Museum of History is one of those really fun museums that, despite not having much, the little they do have makes you want to know more. Having learned quite alot about Taiwanese history these past three years, I naturally became quite curious about some of the close-by neighbors, Hong Kong being one of […]

15 Nov, 2008 in Hong Kong
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A main attraction in Hong Kong’s Central, the old tram will take you up the hill to arguably the best view of Hong Kong from above – The Peak (AKA – Victoria Peak).   Hong Kong currently hosts an ever increasing smog that only rarely clears up. You need to …

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Hong Kong’s scenery is really something different. Although it one of the “citiest” cities I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to quite a few, it pales in comparison to the gorgeous natural surroundings of the Hong Kong islands. The contrast between the man-made monster buildings and the islands’ natural landscape makes for a scary […]

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Not too far away from Nan Lian Garden, is the very popular Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple which hosts a strange combination of Gods and symbols of different Asian based religions : Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, which gives the district its name, is nowadays one of …

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