Zhongshang Road claimed to have a number of “old” sites. Apart from Fuyou Temple, I didn’t see much that resembled Tamsui’s old history. In fact, Tamsui, part of New Taipei City, shone with newness while many of Taipei’s buildings needed a pressure washer. Continue reading Tamsui’s historic road?
As I headed towards a hike to Mt Songaksan, I spotted a group of women climbing into the back of a pick up truck and knew what I was witnessing — the Haenyeo. Continue reading An unexpected encounter
Nishiki Market was the ideal place to sample what Kyoto had to offer. From a variety of foods, to kitchenware and clothing, this long line of stalls had it all. I was there to taste the food after reading Bama’s blog on this very market. Continue reading A feast for the eyes (and stomach)
Because of the rich pickings from marine life, Port au Choix was another ancient spot where peoples (such as the Dorset Inuit) had lived for thousands of years.
Even though I visited the interpretive centre, I’d come, not for its archeological history, but to find interesting rock formations that lined the Gulf of St Lawrence. Continue reading Port au Choix Trail
I’d been warned about Guayaquil and what a dangerous city it was, but I found it the most delightful place. Continue reading Guarded Guayaquil
Kerala fish curry — Photo courtesy: Ramesh N.G. — Wikimedia Commons
Do you believe you’re a curry buff?
I thought I was. I was sure I could eat any curry, no matter how hot and enjoy it. I did until I arrived in Cochin. Continue reading Kerala curry