26 Feb, 2008 in Taiwan
Madou Dai Tien - Five Gods Temple-9.JPG

The other day, I went with John and his family around Tainan County, and although we were aiming for the Lantern festival, the number of people and cars directed us in a different direction. We eventually ended up heading up to one 5 Gods Temple (Wu Wang Temple) near the town of Madou.   …

25 Feb, 2008 in Chinese culture, Taiwan
Insane Taiwanese fireworks - The crazy Lantern Festival at Ci-gu Lu-er-men Sheng-mu-miao 元宵節台南正統鹿耳門聖母廟

This was, by far, the most insane fireworks display I’ve ever been in. The Lantern Festival (元宵節/元宵) is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar year in the Chinese calendar. During the Lantern Festival, children go out at night to temples carrying rabbit-shaped lanterns (免子燈) …

24 Feb, 2008 in India
Gateway of India Mumbai-3.JPG

Arriving at India’s Mumbai international airport at 4 o’clock in the morning with barely reading anything about what to expect is not something I’d recommend anyone. I arrived at the airport and my first impression was that it was – by far – the worst international airport I’ve ever seen. I distinctly remember finding it […]

21 Feb, 2008 in Taiwan
Taiwan youth travel let

Everytime I visit Taiwan’s international airport, once Chang Kai Shek Airport but now renamed to Taoyuan International Airport, I am both surprised and impressed, promising myself to write something about it when I get back – but never get around to it. I’ve been to some fine world-class airports, but I really like the Taiwanese […]

20 Feb, 2008 in India
3 weeks of India travel - summary : India map with travel route

It was a crazy overwhelming 3 weeks in India. I don’t even know where to start with the 2 gigs of photos and videos I have. This is the Lonely Planet India map with a yellow line highlighting the route I did. You can see it was a bit spread out, starting off from …

6 Feb, 2008 in Tainan
The beautiful Betel Nut experience video : Betel Nut beauty girl

Eh, a video! and about Betel Nut! This one’s too nice to be kept private (:$). John, of TheRealTaiwan, has a real talent for doing this freestyle exploration of Taiwanese people and culture, and he figured it was time for me to get my first taste of a betelnut, and on camera (:$). Yep, …

2 Feb, 2008 in Tainan
Touring Tainan : An Nan, Lu-er-man Temple and Taiwanese Holland

John of TheRealTaiwan, his family, and I went exploring around Tainan. Not really sure where to go, we thought we’d check out the mysterious spot on the Tainan map always pushed to the top left corner that goes by the name of An Nan. We drove around for a while till we spotted a huge […]

28 Jan, 2008 in Taiwan
The confusing Taiwanese winter : freezing at 30c

Last week was full of typical Taiwanese winter days averaging around 28-30c with clear blue skies and refreshing sea-wind. I was just cruising around on the scooter, getting things done and enjoying Taiwanese winter, as I realize something strange. So maybe to share that feeling with you, here’s a quick snapshot of what’s around me […]

25 Jan, 2008 in Chinese culture, India
Chinese New Year in India

I’ll be off to spend the Chinese new year wondering around India. Hopefully, will have a lot of adventures and photos to share with you. BTW – seems like this blog no longer needs me in order to keep posting, so – oddly enough – it will keep self posting even while I’m not …

19 Jan, 2008 in Tainan

You just don’t see that many western-tourists around Tainan, although there’s alot to see. Even the internationals leaving in the city rarely take the time to explore around and appreciate some of the history and beauty that’s in this city. Through a website soon to open up, I came across those wonderful touring Tainan videos, […]

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