Gambling for Panda Butts

Saturday's are probably one of the worst days to set an alarm for 8:00, but the adventure ahead will be worth rubbing my dry eyes over. I take the bus from Lingnan University directly to downtown Kowloon, right by the Star Ferry Port. My bare legs are covered in mosquito repellent, so the air smells… Continue reading Gambling for Panda Butts

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Restless in Hong-Kong

I stand, waiting in line at the Hong-Kong airport for my Metro card. A Chinese man steps up behind me, and his bowels decide I need a proper initiation with a long-winded, open-armed flatulent vibration as if to say "Welcome to Hong-Kong". I've just landed after an 8 day trip around Taiwan (read more here),… Continue reading Restless in Hong-Kong

Tying it Together in Taichung

Mist falls as I walk around a neon glow reflecting off the puddle surfaces in the street. A resounding feeling of calmness drifts over me as I can't help but smile over the beauty of it all, the beauty of Taiwan. Day 6 I wake up at around 5 am, to the neighbors of my… Continue reading Tying it Together in Taichung

Surf Town Toucheng

Burning money, ringing gongs, and hungry ghosts abound as I clean black sound out of my ears in the sea-side town of Toucheng. Day 4 I take my time getting out of Airbnb. The airconditioning is oh so sweet, and there's some drizzle coming down outside so I figure "Let's lounge around a bit" When… Continue reading Surf Town Toucheng

Lanterns and Spirit Bathouses

Rain falls, and I feel like a Spirit walking to a bathhouse in Spirited Away. Day 3 I decide the best way to start the day is to go to a local breakfast shop. There are little shops everywhere with a griddle, a few packets of eggs, and some raw bacon. I never know what… Continue reading Lanterns and Spirit Bathouses