13 Jan, 2018 in Sicily

During our tour of Sicily we did a two nights stop at a lovely homestay Agriturismo Conte Ruggero in what seemed like the middle of nowhere, but a short ride from Mount Etna. We weren’t really expecting much in terms of events that evening, but we ventured into the nearby local town and were surprised […]

24 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Kinmen Island
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The best unexpected surprise of my travels this year was Kinmen Island. Having lived in Taiwan before Kinmen was one place I always wanted to visit but the distance from mainland Taiwan made it somewhat difficult. A fellow Tainan blogger – Hanjie – wrote a post in 2011 that inspired me to try and make […]

20 Jul, 2013 in Kinmen Island
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Sometimes travel is mostly about luck, and on my recent trip to Kinmen luck was definitely on my side. As I entered Kinmen via a ferry from Xiamen and sat down with the shy guy in the welcoming Tourist Information Center it took a few minutes of pushing him with questions for him to finally […]

23 Mar, 2010 in HK Events
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Ever wondered what a 500 feet dragon would look like?  Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair is an annual Hong Kong event at the local Hung Shing temple in Kowloon running various Chinese cultural performances for a whole day. The highlight of the day, in the evening, is the 500 feet dragon dance. …

5 Nov, 2007 in Chinese culture, Taiwan

I can’t get enough of the Tainanese temple celebration madness. I previously mentioned “Taiwanese culture : Temple Parade in Tainan-Taiwan” and “Temple action in Taiwan – Longshan Taipei and Confucius Tainan”, but what I saw today was, hands down, the most spectacular of the temple celebrations I’ve seen. Yep, still have absolutely no clue what […]

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