Loitering about London

So, loitering probably isn’t the best word I could have picked to describe our time in London, but I had to keep with the theme I had going on. For New Years, my family decided to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to London, England, where we did as many of the sights as we could. We had…

Hanging out in Hualien

*disclaimer, as per usual* A lot of the pictures I took on this trip were on my phone (unfortunately), as our main mode of transportation was moped and lugging a DSLR on one of those is camera-suicide. However, I can’t wait to show you the beautiful ones that I did end up getting on my…

GyeongBokGung

Gyeongbok means that ‘The new dynasty will be greatly blessed and prosperous,’ and ‘gung’ means ‘palace.’  Last weekend, I went with some friends to Seoul Palace, also known as GyeongBokGung. It was the residency of King Sejong and his family during the Joseon dynasty. This palace is chock-full of Korean history and classic architecture, all…

A Magical Mountain Morning

A quick apology and disclaimer before I start. I haven’t been updating this blog often because one of my posts got deleted after a lot of hard work and I’ve been feeling a little discouraged since then. That being said, I haven’t written in a long time and this long post is the result of…

OMG (Oh My Gondola)

Upon arriving in Taiwan, my friend and I became determined to be as touristy as humanly possible before our classes started, and having just had my first week of class, I’m glad we did. They don’t call it the intensive course for nothing. The composition of my class is an international one: eight people, from Thailand,…

Chillin’ in Shilin

Well, I made it. Taipei has greeted me with warm, too warm, open arms. I have already sweat thousands of buckets under the Taiwan sun, but it’s okay! Registration for my summer classes went well, and I’ve had several adventures so far, what with exploring the different urban areas. Tonight, I went to the Shilin…

Frankfurt Fun

Hello, everyone! Currently, I sit here, writing this, a mere 10 hours away from leaving my family’s home in Germany to head to the airport, where a flight to Taiwan is waiting for me. As I look forward to the next part of my adventure, I reflect on the the steps I had to take….

What the duck?!

First things, first: Yep. I dyed my hair. It’s in transition from brown to… wait for it… silver. What. Up. (I’ve also been binge watching How I Met Your Mother, cue my Ted and Barney bromance shipping) This week my mom and I went out to the Eibsee,  a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains, for…

Meandering Through München

Coming home from college and assimilating back into family life is always an adventure, even moreso with everyone’s different schedules. However, my family somehow found the time to go on a staycation to Munich/München for the weekend. The six of us are a hilarious sight to behold as we struggle to find activities to keep all…

Guten Tag, Germany!

I can now happily wish you a good morning from across the pond! Phase one is complete and I’ve been reunited with family in Germany. The trip over was uneventful and the hugs I got from my little siblings were well worth the wait. The fragrant smell of wildflowers and the crisp crunch of freshly…