5 Things that make me grumble in Taiwan
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5 Things that make me grumble in Taiwan

I love Taiwan a lot and there are certainly more things that I like than that I grumble about. That said, there are 5 things that really get me about life in Taiwan. These mostly come from being born and bred as a sensible, picky-eater and weather-conscious Brit. Scooters Driving on the Pavement This really … Continue reading

Dreaming of Childhood: Jimmy Liao at Yilan Park
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Dreaming of Childhood: Jimmy Liao at Yilan Park

Jimmy Liao’s artwork seems to reach our eyes wherever we go. Luke and I wandered through a gallery of his illustrations back at the International Children’s Folklore Festival, and captivated by some of the pictures, even bought a print. Since then, we’ve both taken our Kindy class on a school trip to Yilan park, where … Continue reading

Where to get the best veggie curry in LuoDong
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Where to get the best veggie curry in LuoDong

I previously wrote a blog post about the two questions we inevitably get asked as vegetarians living in Taiwan: Is that not really difficult in Taiwan? Irrevocably followed by: What do you eat? Well, one of my favourite foods to eat out in Taiwan is curry (gā lǐ)! Yes, curry!  When thinking about Taiwan cuisine … Continue reading

There’s a Place in my ‘Art for Love Café
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There’s a Place in my ‘Art for Love Café

There has always been a place for Love Café in our hearts, ever since we did our first language exchange there when we first came to LuoDong. We often take an amble there for black iced coffee or fruit tea when we have a spare hour or so, and on our must recent trip we … Continue reading

Howling in the Streets: Typhoon Soulik
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Howling in the Streets: Typhoon Soulik

“What are you doing with all those carrots?” Luke says to me whilst typhoon-shopping. “Stocking up on typhoon food,” I say, “I don’t want to be trapped in our apartment with no veggies!” “You’re still planning to eat healthily during a typhoon?” he responds confusedly, “We need chocolate and crisps, not carrots! Can’t boil carrots … Continue reading