Ode to Engrish

Another backdated post in which I reminisce about the joy to be found in Asians using and abusing the English language – 21st September, 2013 Engrish. Ahh Engrish. It is one of my favourite things ever. In fact, I am positively against too much quality English teaching in Asia. I fear that if high standards become…

Tastes of Taiwan

Reflections on our time in Taiwan – and a gallery of food pics to whet any travellers’ appetites – 19th September, 2013 One of my biggest surprises while living in Taiwan for 5 months was the quality and diversity of food on offer. Whether fine dining or eating street food, Taiwan is a foodie paradise.…

There’s totally a parrot in the garden

Sunday 15th Sept, 2013 Two weeks ago today, we arrived in New Zealand. And although we haven’t yet worked up to a full-blown adventure – in some ways every day has been a short series thereof. There were the three ‘exciting’ (tr. horrific), jetlagged nights after we arrived when little man, now nearly 11 months…