Busan’s colourful rooftops

Continuing our travels through South Korea (continue here if you missed our trip to Seoul!), we took the train south-bound from Seoul to Busan. It takes less than 3 hours to get to Busan on the high speed train and it’s quite a change in atmosphere! At first we weren’t sure how much we liked…

Autumn in Seoul

We just came back from spending a full week in Korea, with four days in Seoul and three days in Busan. Weatherwise, we were spoilt with blue skies and up to 24°C in the daytime every day! Not to mention the rich colours of the autumn leaves everywhere… Spending four days in Seoul felt just…

Cycling along Taipei’s Keelung River

Despite Taipei’s blistering summer heat, we set off on an adventure to visit two of Taipei’s most famous temples, the weekend farmer’s market at the Expo Park, and finally cycle through the riverside park along the Keelung river towards the Rainbow Bridge and Raohe night market. Confucius Temple & Bao’an Temple Visiting the Confucius Temple…

Maokong Gondola: A Scenic Viewpoint with Tea Plantations in Taipei

When we boarded the train to Taipei Zoo station to get on the Maokong Gondola, we had no idea what to expect and were completely blown away by the whole trip, leading up to stunning mountain views. This was easily one of our best day trips in Taipei! As Taipei’s summer weather changed from raining…

Cycling in the Taiwanese Countryside

On arriving in Tainan by high speed train from Taipei, our first thought was: Another big city… How can we visit that beautiful countryside we saw on the train? After a bit of online research, we found a blog article with itinerary suggestions for cycling through the countryside north of Tainan and followed most of…

Shanghai Revisited

Just before booking our flights from Geneva to Taipei, we found a flight connection for the same price with a stopover in Shanghai. Thankfully, there is a new rule that allows a visa-free transit in Shanghai (and a few other Chinese cities) for 144 hours/6 days. Of course, we had to take this opportunity and…

Around Sri Lanka in 2 Weeks

Sri Lanka has quickly moved to number one on our holiday list since moving to Asia. Did you know that the Lonely Planet has ranked Sri Lanka as the best country in the world to visit in 2019? (Followed by Germany on second place). However, that was before the shocking terror attacks took place during…

White Sand Beaches and Hidden Gems in Shimoda

After many of our colleagues have recommended the Izu Peninsula, and in particular Shimoda to us, we had to go and see it for ourselves on a long weekend in April. Shimoda is less than a 3 hour train ride away from Yokohama station and you can ride on the Super View Odoriko train along…

Art & Architecture on Naoshima Island

About a year ago, one of our former colleagues told me about this ‘art island’ in Japan and I immediately added it to my bucket list for our travels through Japan. As it’s not too far from Hiroshima, it was a no brainer that we should go and visit. Below are some tips for you,…

A perfect day in Fukuoka: Nokonoshima Island and Fukuoka Tower

Since the start of our holiday, travelling from Fukuoka to Hiroshima and Naoshima Island, it quickly became a running gag that I want to visit every tower. I do really like visiting towers in Japan, as every tower’s architecture is unique, you get a good view over the city and ocean, but I also really…