Life as an English Teacher in Taiwan

Wow. This has been a crazy couple of months. It’s been tough picking up and moving to a brand new city, but well worth it. Dom and I have been in Taiwan less than 2 months, and already we have jobs, an amazing space to call our own, and can already say a handful of […]

Chinese New Year Day Three: Don’t Go Knocking

Day Three of Chinese New Year is known as the Chìkǒu  赤口, which directly translates to “red mouth”. It is customary to burn more paper offering over trash fires, but I have witnessed none of this in Kaohsiung. I have been told it is still practiced in rural areas. I guess people in big cities […]

Chinese New Year Part 1: Spring Cleaning

I moved to Taiwan 3 weeks ago, and it just so happens that tomorrow will be Chinese New Year. As a guest in this country, I have decided to take the opportunity to experience the New Year like a local, and have made it a mission to take part in all of the traditional Chinese […]

The Nature of Tourism and the Path to Sustainability

This morning, while sipping my hot coffee and surfing the hi-speed internet, I sit waiting for my brunch of homemade yogurt and fresh fruits, accompanied by a three egg omelette. I really could be anywhere in the world right now. Some boutique farm to table spot in a trendy part of NYC or Austin. Maybe […]

Backpacker Stereotypes VI : The Couple

We get it. You are in love. But try to stop being so damn cute, because it’s making the rest of us nauseous.

Backpacker Stereotypes Part II- Let Me Guess, Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend Cheated On You?!

You see this lad or lassie, at first, sitting alone. They are easily approachable, as well as eager to approach. I love these cats. They are some of the most entertaining, and consequently some of the biggest lushes. However, they are capricious creatures with more mood swings than Van Gogh, due to the recent tragedy […]