Taipei’s Night Markets

Taipei’s Night Markets

If there’s one thing you need to have on your Taipei Itinerary, it’s the night markets. Whether it’s bustling Shilin, food-centric Ningxia or never-ending Ximending, there’s a Taipei night market to fit every need! Ningxia Night Market If you’re looking for food, Ningxia Night Market is the place to go. Ningxia is much smaller than […]

The City Saigon

The City Saigon

After a few days in Hanoi, the group of us headed ¬†out to Saigon, otherwise known as Ho Chi Minh City. We got a pretty cheap flight, and arrived mid-afternoon. Once again I was in a different hostel, and unfortunately I didn’t get upgraded this time. My room was a huge dorm room of 10 […]

Black Market Train Tickets

Black Market Train Tickets

This post is a continuation of A Chianese Engalish is a best Engalish, where I detail my month-long trip this summer to Qinghai, Tibet, Nepal, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The next morning I woke up sunburnt and exhausted. My stomach was also a bit upset and I felt a cold coming on, so after meeting […]

Trip to Tianjin

Trip to Tianjin

  My first full weekend in Beijing, Suzy invited Mark and I to stay with her and her family in Tianjin for the weekend. Tianjin is a very large city right near Beijing, and by train, you can get there in about a half an hour. Saturday morning, Mark and I woke up early and […]