Trip to Beijing – April 2019 – The Great Wall!

If you visit Beijing, you have to go to the Great Wall. We decided to go to the Mutianyu section, which seems to be a good deal these days. It’s not too crowded and remains easily accessible. Badaling is the most infamous section where you need to swim across sardine-packed tourists. The Simatai section is…

Trip to Beijing – April 2019 – Food!

I was not expecting to eat so much in Beijing. Besides the obvious duck, there is a really strong Xinjiang cuisine presence there. Which happens to be one of my favourite Chinese food, even if it’s very different to what people usually have in mind. It’s an improbable mix between Middle East and Chinese food….

Hong Kong Vanity Plates – Part 2

In the previous article, I mentioned Hong Kong infamous vanity plates for cars. Since my office is in central, I have all the opportunities in the world to see more of them when I go back home or go out for lunch. Here is a new batch!  

Hong Kong Vanity Plates – Part 1

I am aware that for the seasoned Hong Kong dweller, those vanity plates are part of the landscape. And yet for newcomers like me, they are a good source of amusement while roaming on the streets. For people who don’t know, it’s possible to customize your license plate in Hong Kong, as long as you…

Trip to Sydney – August 2017

I had the opportunity to visit Sydney for work and stayed there an extra weekend. For my first time in the southern hemisphere, it was rather pleasant. Australian people are very welcoming and Sydney is a very modern, well-maintained city, and surprisingly expensive. I took plenty of pictures that are very touristy, but today I will…

The awesome bits about living in Taiwan

Working in Taiwan is definitely not the best experience in the world. However, living on the island has many other perks one should consider when picking an Asian country to settle or visit. It’s easy to get jaded with time, like everywhere, but there are some aspects of Taiwan that are great for newcomers. It’s…

Working in Taiwan – part 2: the challenges

Disclaimer: I lived in Taiwan for almost eight years, and I obviously liked the island. But it does not mean everything is perfect. There are several irritating things about working in Taiwan and a bit of warning can help you to make the best out of your experience. As an introduction, you can read this…

What to do in Taiwan during a short layover?

It’s a question I often see: I am staying in Taiwan for x hours (with x ∈ [1:24]), what can I do during the layover? The first assumption we are going to make here is you are coming through Taoyuan Airport. If you are one of the rare people who has a leg in another…

Eating in Hong Kong – The Bib Gourmand Map

Since I’ve moved in in Hong Kong, it’s been pretty great from the food perspective. Overall good quality and – maybe the most important – choice! Whether you want some Cantonese, Italian, Indian, or even French cuisine, everything feels more or less correct. Two issues, however: price and locations. Eating out here is a bit…

Happy New Year

It seems like 2017 is around the corner. Lots of new exciting stuff to come in, and hopefully a better year than 2016 for myself. I’m pretty glad with the feedback I had about this new website and I already start seeing a couple of questions from interesting people. While the WordPress backend was nothing…