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….

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…

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…

November Weekend in Thailand Part 1

Last week I spent a long weekend in Thailand. It’s actually closer to Taipei than I imagined, a mere 3-hour flight. Spent a couple of days in Bangkok, it was a nice experience overall. Even had cake for my birthday. Here is a small summary of what I remember from this trip. Nothing super original…