Historical, Lynn, Xi'an

The Time I Couldn’t Figure Out What was a “Fake” Bus to The Terracotta Warriors [Xi’an]

15 Nov , 2015   Gallery

Swindling tourists is a real occupation in most cities that attract large number of tourists. As a resident of Paris, I’d like to think that I’m quite good at avoiding the swindlers, usually because I’m not standing in the middle of a tourist attraction looking around in awe, or appearing confused at some intersection trying […]

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China, Historical, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Tandem Biked On a Fortress Wall [Xi’an]

25 Oct , 2015   Gallery

I’m a good bicycler (i wouldn’t exactly call myself a cyclist…), I swear. The last time I got into a biking accident was when I was 12 and I absent-mindedly rode straight into a pole and scraped my knees and elbows. My friend supported me, my bike, and her own bike a few blocks to […]

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China, Lynn, Urban, Xi'an

The Time We Took a Sleeper Train to Xi’an

17 Oct , 2015  

Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what gave me the idea of going to Xi’An. I knew that I wanted to take Waffles to Taiwan, and I knew that I wanted to go to a place I haven’t been before and Beijing turned out perfectly as a cheap stop-over – but I wasn’t sure if going […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time We Had to Eat Peking Roast Duck Twice [Beijing]

8 Sep , 2015   Gallery

For those of you who might not know this, “Peking” is the Cantonese (and some various other Southern Chinese) dialectic pronunciation of the Chinese characters 北京. These characters are pronounced as Bei Jing in Standard Mandarin. When Europeans first arrived in China, they came through the Southern ports, which is why this capital city was known as Peking. […]

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Beijing, China, Lynn, Urban

The Time I Ordered Liver for Breakfast [Beijing]

23 Aug , 2015  

I have to admit, if you haven’t already noticed from my previous posts on this trip, that I wasn’t the most pleasant human being on my time in Beijing: I complained about the density of the crowd, the hacking cough of the locals, the length of the walk between a intersecting metro line, the spacing of buildings, the […]

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Lynn, Taipei, Taiwan, Travel tips

What I Ate in Taipei

15 Aug , 2015   Gallery

It’s inherently obvious that I like identifying as a Taiwanese and I like being identified as a Taiwanese – mainly because Taiwanese girls are known to be pretty (though I don’t actually look like a typical one), Taiwanese people are known to be warm and friendly (though I’m irritable and snappy), and Taiwanese food are […]

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Lynn, Outdoors, Taiwan

The Time We Dug for Golden Clams [Hualien]

27 Jul , 2015   Gallery

So here’s the thing I noticed about a good portion of the world when I travel outside of the north-western hemisphere – there exists a culture of unreserved hospitality – there’s something to be respected about the total lack of wanting anything in return besides the satisfaction of having been a great host. I have met people from […]

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Hualien, Lynn, Outdoors, Taiwan

The Time I Visited Taroko Park During a Typhoon [Hualien]

19 Jul , 2015   Gallery

The parents of one of my really good friends in Taiwan, B, recently relocated from Taipei to Hualien, which turned out to be perfect for my penchant of going there….well, at least he thinks I have a penchant for going there. It started when I was a young lass, sitting in Chinese school on a […]

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Historical, Lynn, Tainan, Taiwan

The Time I Visited A Building Swallowed by Trees [Tainan]

12 Jul , 2015   Gallery

I was born in Taipei (pei or 北 means North), the capital of Taiwan.  As a little girl, the only history I heard about Taiwan was the Communist Revolution in China and the fleeing of the KuoMinTang, the Chinese Nationalist Party that had lost against Mao Tse-Tung. The reason that was all I heard was because neither […]

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China, Lynn, Taiwan, Urban

The Time I showed Waffles Chinese Morning Markets

21 Jun , 2015   Gallery

In Toronto, Night Markets have been springing up during the summer that mimics the famous night markets held in Taiwan. Thus, most people I know have heard of Night Markets, which are …street markets [that] operate at night and are generally dedicated to more leisurely strolling, shopping, and eating than more businesslike day markets. They are […]

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