Taiwan Adventures – Tamsui Dragon Festival

Because it was pretty late when we came back the from Jiufen the day before, we got a late start and made a quick stop at the Taipei 101. But because we weren’t in the mood for a long wait at the lines, or to pay the hefty amount to get to the top, we…

Taiwan adventures – Enchanted Jiufen

We didn’t last long under the scorching sun at the Drago Boat Festival and we were happy to be in the air-conditioned bus back. Right across the street from the shuttle bus stop we lined up for the next bus, which was supposed to get us to Jiufen. It is said, that Hayao Miyazaki was…

Taiwan Adventures – Dragon Boat Festival

Our trip to Taiwan was just in time for the Dragon Boat Festival on June 20th and of course we set aside the morning to go and have a look at the scene. The Festival is held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar and is said to date back…

Taiwan Adventures – The National Palace Museum

The next day was a rough start. Well, as we went to bed around 4 am you probably can’t really say “next” day. (Random Fact: I somehow always feel like it’s only the next day after I went to bed, does this happen to you,too?) Breakfast was till 10 am and we actually managed to…

Taiwan Adventures – The Arrival

It is astounding how many pictures one can take in only four days… It took me quite some time to sort through all the pictures I made in Taiwan but I really like most of them and they look so much different than pictures from Japan. But let’s start from the beginning and work our…

It’s vacation time!

I am so excited! I haven’t had a proper vacation in ages and I desperately want one. My husband pretty much felt the same and because he can’t take too much vacation at a time we decided to make a short-trip. My husband wanted to go somewhere outside of Japan, but with limited time we…