Spectacular Sand Sculptures: A Photo Essay from Fulong Beach

Fulong International Sand Art Sculpture Festival Old Town Taiwan

What was the best sand castle you created as a child? I’m willing to bet it didn’t look anything like these:   Every summer, international sand sculptors congregate to create stunning sand masterpieces on the northern coast of Taiwan for the International Sand Sculpture Festival.  Selective artists from around the world are invited to Fulong […]

Shopping at Wufenpu in Taipei: What’s the Deal?

Clothes Rack Wufungpu Taipei Taiwan

I get ridiculously proud of myself when I score a good deal shopping. I know I shouldn’t be telling everyone that my designer dress was actually on super-clearance due to a defect in the zipper, but I can’t help it. If I bought that $80 dress for a whopping ten bucks, you can bet I’m […]

Lantern Festival and the 20-Meter Serpent

Lantern Festival Doraemon

Last year, you probably would have considered our experience at Lantern Festival to be a bit less than ideal.     Yeaaa. That’s Dan holding our blazing sky lantern, completely obliterating his dream of finally getting a pony.  He’s still waiting for Santa to write back on that one.     This year we decided to […]

Ubud, Bali: More than just ‘Eat, Pray, Love’

Balinese Dance

We were sitting at breakfast in the middle of who-knows-where-Java, drenched to the bone and devouring our glamorous breakfast of plain toast and Nescafe after a failed attempt at climbing Mt. Bromo.  (Well, in all fairness, we succeeded in waking up at 4am and climbing to the viewpoint to see the sunrise. It was the […]

10 Things To Love About Bali


Anything that has to do with poop is automatically deemed either childishly humorous or just super gross. Even saying the word out loud might bring a chuckle along, especially if you’re of the same maturity level Dan is. Of course, there is always an exception. In this case, it’s Bali’s luwak coffee. I was lucky enough […]

Batik, Puppets, Jackfruit and Sultans in Jogja


Dan doesn’t normally help too much with writing the blog posts because he ‘claims’ he’s no good at it. Which is a shame, because we all know he is absolutely hilarious. Normally he will oblige me by going back into the posts and adding his own zingers here and there. For Yogyakarta he’s done the […]

365 Photo Project Completed!

There’s a website out there called the 365 Project. Essentially it challenges you to document a year of your life by taking a photo every day. You can upload your photos to their website, but since we already have our own blog we thought we would take the idea and upload our own photos here. […]

Day 326: String Pictures

String Pictures

Day 325: Whole


Day 324: Bedazzled


  It’s not every day you see every inch of a scooter bedazzled with stick-on gems. We think the leopard seat cushion really is the icing on the cake. Gotta love Taiwan!