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….

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…

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….

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…

Mandatory first post

Hi everyone, Exciting! New blog! Let’s see how long this one lasts. I plan on updating regularly stuff about my life: hiking, travelling, reading, gaming, and working. Yes I like working. As long as it’s for the right reason. Finding balance between everything is sometimes a bit complicated and I hope to share a couple of…