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…

Seeing a doctor in Taiwan

Important flow chart To know if this article is going to be useful for you or not, please follow this simple flow chart. Click to enlarge. First-time visitor If it’s your first time at the hospital you’ll have to register and gave them a couple of details about you: the usual contact details, allergies, current…

French Tech Opening in Taiwan

I was invited yesterday to attend the opening of the French Tech in Taiwan. Since I’m signed up as a mentor for them, not showing up would have been a faux pas. What is La French Tech? It’s an initiative to show the world that French people are more prone to entrepreneurship than you think….

How to ask a question to Taipei City

I’m lucky enough to live in a very quiet place in Taipei. However since the last typhoon, I think someone’s water pump must have been severely broken because it was making an awful noise almost all the time, including at nights. With fall and winter upon us, I was really bummed at the idea of…