23 May, 2017 in Vienna

Not sure why, but in my self-created memories of my visit to Vienna Austria as a kid there is a bit about us visiting Freud’s home. Whether my parents support this claim or not is almost irrelevant, if Freud has taught us anything it’s that our inner world guides much of how we think and […]

22 Apr, 2015 in Springfield
Lincoln Home National Historic Site - Springfield Illinois (2)

Illinois, unfortunately, is not a major tourist destination with the obvious exception of the city of Chicago. It’s rather flat and cold, and its history isn’t as exciting as other states in the US. But, Illinois is especially proud of one thing in its history – Abraham Lincoln. Illinois even markets itself as the "land […]

23 Feb, 2012 in General
Shit People Say to Expats Visiting Back

In the spirit of the lovely trend of “Shit girls say…” or “Shit people say…” and seeing that my “Sh*t Hong Kong People Say to White Guys” “Sh*t People Say to Bloggers” and “Sh*t People Say to PhD Students” were able to get a few positive responses, I sat down to quickly write down …

28 May, 2008 in Asian Studies, Taiwan
The confusing truth : Environment and Pollution in Taiwan and East-Asia

What do you know about the environment in Taiwan? What do you really know about the environment elsewhere, maybe back in your home country? How good or bad are things here in Taiwan? Since arriving in Taiwan I’ve become alot more environmental aware. This has a lot to do with the type of conversations …

15 Apr, 2008 in India
Pushkar-12.JPG

Northern India was cold, really cold. We were told that it was the worst winter in 90 years, and that in China millions of Chinese were stuck because of sudden snow on their way home for Chinese New Years. Northern India, and especially Pushkar isn’t well prepared for this kind of cold, having no heating […]

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