Bakery roulette Wednesdays

Here is the second instalment of my bakery roulette happening in Taipei every Wednesday during a hungry lunch hour after class. It is a bit late as I have been fasting on a organic farm down South.  So to break my healthy week I have brought a very unhealthy item. Upon appearance it looks like it…

Hualien. A city of contrasts in the clouds

My first trip out of the bustling polluted flow of Taipei was a journey to Hualien, a city on the East coast of Taiwan. Hualien draws tourists year round because of Taroko Gorge/太魯閣國家, a 19km long natural wonder whose marble is gouged deep by crystal blue waters. Taroko rises from sea level up to 3400m, luring in hikers from afar….

Bakery roulette Wednesdays

There are many weird and wonderful things one notices when living in Taipei. The Anti-spywear detection in public female toilets, seafood dishes usually arriving smothered in pink mayonnaise, the animated green man at the traffic light that looks like he is doing the ‘Don’t mention the war’ walk from Fawlty Towers, the toilet themed restaurants where you can pretend…