If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll know I’m a city-addict who’s obsessed with chasing sky-high views of these urban jungles, especially at night. (Brownie points if it’s an outdoor viewing spot – shoutout to Taipei, Shanghai and Hong Kong). Singapore was no exception and I was delighted to find out … More Singapore: Free sky-high city views at ION Orchard
And so ends my time in city number five as part. It’s wrap-up time once again to see how Kuala Lumpur compared to all the other places as part of my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment as I travel. (I’ve already done wrap-up posts on Beijing, Shanghai, Yangshuo and Taipei so check those out too ). To be completely honest, when planning my trip around Asia … More Kuala Lumpur wrap-up: Can I live here?
My two favourite things to do any city involve finding the highest views I can: looking down upon the city from the comfort of a sky-high bar or watching the sunset over the city from a mountain (if any exist, that is!). If possible, I’ll always do both! (I’m looking at you, glorious Taipei and Hong … More Kuala Lumpur: Sky-high views from ‘Marini’s on 57’ bar
After a week in yet another new city, it’s wrap-up time again to see how it compared to other places as part of my ‘Can I live here?’ experiment as I travel. (I’ve already done wrap-up posts on Beijing, Shanghai and Yangshuo so check those out too 😉 ). So, city number four, here we go: Can I … More Taipei wrap-up: Can I live here?
Poor Taipei often gets overlooked in favour of its bolshy neighbours (the likes of Shanghai and Hong Kong in particular) but Taipei has plenty to offer too! Make sure you check it out too. Personally, I’m a bit of an obsessive over-planner and, having booked my Asia trip several months in advance, I’d foolishly only allocated a week to visit Taipei. … More Top 10 things to do in Taipei
Seeing as it’s Taipei’s only skyscraper, Taipei 101 is pretty much the icon of Taiwan’s capital city. From 2004 until 2009 it was actually the tallest building in the world! Tapei 101 is shaped like a piece of bamboo (which is an icon of learning and growth) and the tower also resembles a pagoda because of it’s ‘segments’. It has 101 … More Views from Taipei 101 Tower
After 3 rather surreal weeks in China, I headed off to tiny neighbouring Taiwan. This would be my first visit and I was excited to see how Taiwan compared with China. Taiwan was probably the country on my summer itinerary that I had the least preconceptions about. I knew some key Taiwanese history and recent politics but knew little about it’s culture … More Hello Taipei! My first Taiwan visit.
Ever since I was 15 years old I’ve had an insatiable wish to go to China. 7 years later my wish came true. During my three weeks in China I definitely experienced my fair share of culture shock. I’d be lying if I said China met all my hopes and expectations but, overall, I enjoyed the experiences I … More Highlights from 3 weeks in China