Poor Taipei often gets overlooked in favour of its bolshy neighbours (the likes of Shanghai and Hong Kong in particular) but Taipei has plenty to offer too! Make sure you check it out too. Personally, I’m a bit of an obsessive over-planner and, having booked my Asia trip several months in advance, I’d foolishly only allocated a week to visit Taipei. … More Top 10 things to do in Taipei
For my first full day in Taipei I thought I’d jump straight into some history and culture at the National Palace Museum. I knew some general Taiwanese history (Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese civil war and all that) but I wanted to learn more and put it all in context. The clue’s in the name because the National … More Taipei’s National Palace Museum
I think the coolest (and weirdest) thing I did in Shanghai was visit this underground propaganda art museum! Even on paper it sounds cool. While I like to think I was briefly part of some secret, rebellious movement, the government are actually aware of it’s existence and licensed it in 2012. Still, a bit of context, it’s … More Shanghai’s underground propaganda art museum
Let’s talk about Qatar. More specifically, it’s capital, Doha. I first visited Qatar in December 2012 and spent Christmas out there with my family as my dad lives and works in Doha. I also briefly went back in May/June 2015 on my way to and from Hong Kong. I’m going to say straight up that … More The Weird and Wonderful Qatar
Last July, I took a trip to Rome for 6 days with my mum and by far my most favourite place we visited was Vatican City. Being an atheist, this is not what I was expecting!
I think my love for the Vatican stemmed from the sheer awe of its historical significance and architectural beauty. I really have never been anywhere like it before and you certainly don’t have to be religious to appreciate it in this way. … More Vatican City: How I accidently fell in love with this miniature state