Friendly people and monster crabs

A good friend of Alice lives in Taiwan since three years and is excited about the country and the people, which made it to an obligatory stop on our trip. Figuring out that there are affordable flights from Taiwan to Japan boosted our excitement even more. As written before, we had a sleepless night at the airport and on the plane and arrived in Taiwan quite hung over. But once we were off the plane, we started discovering amazing details about this place Continue reading “Friendly people and monster crabs”

Tea hills and colonial railways

Darjeeling is the pearl of teas and the Darjeeling region is a hidden gem where only a few westerners find their way to.

Michael and I are both tea lovers and enjoy a good cup of black tea, especially if it is Darjeeling tea. We knew, that the region can also offer some stunning landscapes and views of Himalayas, so we decided to put this place on our list and to pay a visit to the Indian far north. Continue reading “Tea hills and colonial railways”

The smell of burned trash and a glimpse of Taj Mahal

After a sleepless night, we left the plane and there it was again – this typical smell you’ll have in your nose as soon as you arrive in Asia, a mixture of smog, food prepared on the street, exhaust fumes and burned trash… the smell of vacations 😀

Our first adventure was to withdraw cash from the ATM. As we didn’t have a local sim card and the airport in Delhi didn’t offer WIFI, we were unprepared (again). Continue reading “The smell of burned trash and a glimpse of Taj Mahal”