Tokyo: What is Christmas like where there isn’t ‘Christmas’?

Christmas season is, indeed, the silly season, but among the hype there is still some intelligent humour out there having a go at all the festivities.  Most recently I read a joke doing the rounds online, starting with an analysis of all the kids who celebrate Christmas.  It began by narrowing down the number of … More Tokyo: What is Christmas like where there isn’t ‘Christmas’?

Sydney: 5 Things We Will Always Love about Martin Place

WE’RE RESILIENT FOLKS, Sydneysiders.  We may be live in one of the most peaceful parts of the world, but after our share of trials and tribulations, we always come together to celebrate what we hold dear. So, no doubt about it, Sydney, and the way we look at Martin Place, has changed.  But also make … More Sydney: 5 Things We Will Always Love about Martin Place

Taiwan:Dulan,Taitung@Dulan 102

12/2-12/3 都蘭,台東/Dulan,Taitung@Dulan 102   天氣不太好,但都蘭的人們的熱情讓心情一直都是晴天。從酒廠的文創攤販、都蘭102民宿老闆Barry、路上的阿伯、放學回家的超可愛原住民小朋友、水果攤的阿姨,全部都非常nice,臉上都是笑容。特別是都蘭102餐廳的Kaylin,大大的笑容讓我也跟著她笑了。 第一次的背包旅行獻給了台東,一個人走走看看晃晃認識新朋友,是在喧囂的城市沒辦法擁有的自在,但或許是長期與壓力相處太久,要放鬆真的很難。因為太想看海了,所以在可以望著海發呆的102停留。Tristan是民宿管理者,也是我在都蘭第一個朋友,知道我想看台東的山跟海,特地帶我去他們的民宿祕密景點參觀,真是謝謝他。 海很美,天空灰灰的,在陽台發呆寫下了台東隨筆。這幾天因為身體不太舒服都待在屋子內,還好一樓有藝術氣息濃厚的餐廳,讓我可以在充滿文藝氣息色彩濃烈的空間裡好好地整理心情,看看書,陪狗狗玩。Kaylin還冒雨替我去對面的7-11拿熱水,太感動了!怎麼會有這麼好的女主人。真心覺得這次在都蘭102停留真的是一個非常難得的經驗,好喜歡他們內部空間的顏色跟藝術家作品,很有異國情調,晚上的大廳一定很迷幻,可惜我沒有非常多的時間停留在這,但回憶可以在心中停留很久,回到都市的時候我一定會很想念這裡的海跟鮮豔的顏色。 Traveling to Taitung is a nice experience to me,people are really nice here.First time going for a trip alone, first time stepping on the land of Taitung. I feel sense of familiarity towards the place in Dulan 102.  Definitely a good experience, it makes me think of the … More Taiwan:Dulan,Taitung@Dulan 102