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Did you know Hong Kong’s got a fairly large population of local monkeys running around freely? If you hike in the Kowloon area of Hong Kong most chances you’ve already met some, the best place to see them in large groups being “monkey mountain” or “monkey hill” near the Lion Peak MacLehose section 5 end […]

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Yingge is one of those terrific little areas just a daytrip  out of Taipei. It has its own unique charm and magic. As everyone in Taiwan knows , Yingge is the ceramics mecca of Taiwan. It took me a long time to finally be able to make it there, and I’m very glad I finally […]

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In Beitou, one of the wonderful hotspring areas in northern Taipei, there is a small valley with a lake of natural hot waters bubbling up at temperatures of 80 to 100 degrees Celsius creating a special scene with clouds of steam.     As you arrive at the Xin …

Taiwanese Higher-Education Internationalization

A few months back I was asked to report on my experiences with the Taiwanese education system as an international who studied there for a year. Since I wrote quite a lot about the positive side of my experience as living in Taiwan I get quite a few emails with questions regarding pursuing a degree […]

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If you’re looking for a short and easy hike around the Hong Kong reservoirs, then you’ll like the MacLehose Trail secion 6. Although it doesn’t have the grand views of Sai Kung and HK island, there’s some grand reservoir views and a lot of monkeys running around the trail to keep you entertained.   …

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It’s one of the nicest urban scenery hikes I’ve done in Hong Kong and it’s a really easy one, too. On a beautiful sunny day in Hong Kong I had some things to take care of in Central near Hong Kong Park and once that was done, I figured it’s a nice day to take […]

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This is the second part summarizing  my trip to a Taiwanese game factory in the Guangzhou area. The first part of the game factory visit summary introduced Tecway and showed some of what they sell their customers, this part will show you a bit of the back scenes – a glimpse into the process of […]

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If you’ve ever been to one of those video games arcades in Asia then you’re probably familiar with this company. Tecway is a Taiwanese company manufacturing “amusement machines” or “family entertainment centers” to be sold to one of those loud shiny arcades. They own a factory just off of Guangzhou.   …

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Taikang road is one of the nicest areas I’ve visited in Shanghai. Located at the southern side of the French Concession district is a blooming area for arts and crafts, set in a Chinese-colonial mixed alley  atmosphere, hosting a wide range of boutique shops. Personally, I think it’s a lot nicer than Xintiandi, more laid-back, […]

Chimelong rollercoaster

Most people are not aware of this, but the area between Hong Kong, Macau, Zhuhai going up north to Guangzhou has a really dense concentration of amusement parks. It could have to do with the fact that it’s also one of the world’s most populated areas. About a year ago, I was asked …

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