Pink Slip or Yellow Slip? (Surviving) Eating Out in a Foreign Culture

We arrived in Taipei around lunchtime. When we were planning our trip, we agreed to mainly “eat local”, even if it stretched us. While wandering through the neighborhood near Longshan Temple, we spotted a packed restaurant and figured it must be the place to go. Lines are always a good sign. It was loud, bustling,… Read More Pink Slip or Yellow Slip? (Surviving) Eating Out in a Foreign Culture

Day Five in Hong Kong: Fabric, Old Roller Coasters, and (watching) Dancing.

So, as per usual for most vacations, our last full day was the best day. We relaxed in the morning, did most of our packing, and went to Starbucks on Duddell Street once again. Duddell Street from our hotel was best accessed by the series of long paths and staircases that wound through the zoo… Read More Day Five in Hong Kong: Fabric, Old Roller Coasters, and (watching) Dancing.

Day Four in Hong Kong: Duck Fat Fries. Enough Said.

Day Four got a little silly. But we all need a little silly sometimes. I came across some walking tours of Wan Chai, one of the historical areas of town. There was a cultural tour, hitting cultural landmarks, and an architectural tour, highlighting different architectural styles. I was imagining the architectural tour to be more about… Read More Day Four in Hong Kong: Duck Fat Fries. Enough Said.

Day Three in Hong Kong: Markets and McDonald’s.

Day 3 started off with a trip to the grocery store just around the corner from the hotel. We weren’t willing to relive the Great Breakfast Hunt from the day before, so we loaded up on fresh fruit (including pears and strawberries, something we haven’t had in ages) and other staples, including Cadbury Flakes, Dan’s… Read More Day Three in Hong Kong: Markets and McDonald’s.