Koh Ngai, Trang Province, Thailand

2 longtail boats float on the water in Koh Ngai, Trang Province, Thailand. About the Photographer Brien Silver is a world traveler and teacher from Texas. He is currently teaching English in Thailand. You can check out tales of his travels on his blog  Sabai Jai Yen. Do you have a photo you’d like to […]

The Power of Maybe in Employee/Employer Relationships

It’s been one year since moving to Taiwan, and one of the most important things I have learned is the power of the word “maybe“. I’ve noticed that most Taiwanese are extremely non- confrontational and indirect. This is especially true in employer/employee relations.  I am a pretty direct person, and sometimes probably a bit too […]

Tengjhih National Forest

Tengjhih National Forest is a hiker’s dream. Located in the mountains proper (ranging from 500-1500 meters above sea level), it is a welcome pocket of fresh air and nature. Better yet, it is only an hour and a half scoot from Kaohsiung. There are many hiking loops to choose from; the one we completed on […]


“A Man and His Mule” About the Photographer Brian Hammonds is a photographer and world traveler from Tennessee. He has been traveling and working abroad for the past three years, visiting 26 countries in the process. To check out more of his stellar photographs, check out his portfolio. Do you have a photo you’d like to submit […]

Maolin, Taiwan

Maolin has quickly become one of my favorite weekend getaways, as its convenient location close to Kaohsiung makes a weekend trip effortless. The fresh air and variety of hiking trails keeps the destination exciting and new, and the cozy De En Gorge offers a great place to get a good night’s rest. Also, seeing as […]

Kaohsiung’s Jade Market

Ladies and gentlemen, I have finally found the Crystal Headquarters of Kaohsiung: The Jade Market. And don’t let the outside fool you; what may seem ordinary on the outside, is far from plain on the inside. The Jade Market is filled with crystals of all sizes, shapes and colors. One can find mala beads, jade […]


This post is by guest blogger, Rowan Castle. Children in Naltar Valley, Pakistan  Camp below the Asambar Pass, Pakistan.  The Bazaar at Abbottabad, Pakistan. Shrine of Bibi Jawindi in Uch Sharif, Pakistan. Bus on the Grand Trunk Road, Pakistan. Tribesmen of Swat Kohistan, Pakistan. About the Photographer Rowan Castle is a travel photographer and founder […]


An old Chevrolet sits in a garage in Havana, Cuba. About the Photographer Jenna Longoria is a writer, yogi, and expat teacher living in Taiwan. She is the creator of Nomad Notions. Do you have a photo you’d like to submit for Photo of the Week?  Please send it with your name, a one line bio, your […]


Famous for its umbrellas, tea, noodles, farms, and Hakka culture, Meinong has plenty to keep one entertained. Located just over an hour’s drive from Kaohsiung, it makes for a perfect day trip or weekend getaway. Things to do and see in Meinong: 1. Oil-Paper Umbrellas– the Meinong District is famous for its oil-paper umbrellas. Paper […]

Happy Halloween From The World’s Cutest Pumpkin

Just when I thought this kid couldn’t get any cuter, his mom goes ahead and sends him to school dressed like this. I die. Happy Halloween!