3 May, 2017 in Taipei

Last summer I made a stop in my old home of Taiwan on the way back to Europe from a summer conference/visit to Japan. To me, Taiwan is filled with nostalgia. In the time that I lived there I think I did a pretty good job of covering all the highlights and so it doesn’t […]

6 Dec, 2016 in Taipei

One of the greatest things to do in Taipei is to visit one of the many crazy night markets. Sure, there are night markets in other countries, but nothing comes close to the intensity of the Taiwanese night markets. It’s a phenomenon one has to experience to fully grasp the extremity of Taiwanese food culture. […]

9 Jul, 2016 in Vancouver
Stanley Park - Vancouver Canada-022

Last year I was in Vancouver for a conference, and had a day to explore around a bit. The conference was taking place at the large conference center next to the Vancouver Harbour and so I set out to walk west from the conference center towards Stanley Park. The park was quite lovely, with lots of green and little […]

28 Mar, 2016 in London
Camden Lock London

Lots to see and do in London. It’s an exciting world city, with all sorts of areas with a different vibe, and part of the charm is being able to take a quick tube ride and get into a completely different atmosphere. One of my favorite areas in my visits to London many years back […]

9 Dec, 2014 in Champaign Urbana

Less than an hour away from Champaign Illinois is the little town of Arthur, with a vibrant community of Amish. Though the Amish are generally considered to be quite reluctant to connect with the modern world, the Arthur Amish are generally very open and friendly and Arthur is now promoted as no less than a […]

2 Jul, 2014 in Hainan
Haikou walk Qilou Snack Street  Hainan (18)

Hainan is the tropical getaway of China, it’s as closest you’ll get in China to nice beaches and tropical weather. Most people coming in to Hainan go straight to Sanya, to get a taste of highly commercial overly crowded beaches, but you can also go into the cheaper Haikou airport. I was’nt sure what I […]

8 Oct, 2013 in Kamakura
Yuigahama Beach - Kamakura Japan (2)

Japan is not what comes to mind when you think about beaches. But in my recent trip to explore the lovely Kamakura, a daytrip from Tokyo, I had the most pleasant surprise. Near Hase was Yuigahama Beach, a lovely stretch of beach that made for some especially lovely photography.       …

19 Jun, 2013 in Jerusalem
Machne Yehuda - Baal-Basta-001

The transformation that took place in Machane Yehuda Market in central Jerusalem is remarkable (official site). From an ordinary loud and dirty wet market to a posh shopping areas filled with exotic restaurants, coffee shops, bars, pubs, tons of cool little shops that sell just about everything, and – ofcourse – an upscale version of […]

6 Mar, 2013 in Boston
Faneiul Hall - Quincy Market - Boston (11).JPG

At the end of the wharf harborwalk and the freedom trail is Quincy Market and the Faneuil Hall, which served as Boston’s commercial downtown during the 19th and most of the 20th century. After a couple of slow decades the area was revived to now offers visitors a large selection of restaurants, pubs and outdoor […]

19 Feb, 2013 in Taipei
Ningxia Night market Taipei (23).JPG

One of the must experiences of traveling in Taiwan is the night market culture. There are the nightmarkets that most tourists visit in Taipei – Shilin and Shida perhaps being the most famous of those, and then there are the smaller Taipei night markets. A CS Taiwanese visitor I took hiking around the …

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