Monthly Archives: October 2011

Würzburg

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It’s been a while since I met Robbie, my flatmate and one of my best friends while at university in Glasgow. We actually managed to link up in Kyoto, while he was at a neuroscience conference (it’s not exactly brain surgery), but this was the […]

Bregenz & Lindau

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The Bodensee was stunning in the stark light

A lovely little excursion through the roundabout-strewn Switzerland, to Bregenz in Austria, up a cable car, down to Lindau in Germany, and back in time for dinner. Not bad!

Konstanz

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A lovely stop in Konstanz was marked with learning to cook Gongbao Chicken with Yuyin’s grandfather; the first Chinese chef in the Bodensee area … that man has some incredible stories.  

The Mighty, Mighty Glasgow

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God is in the details.

I had four of the best years of my life in Glasgow. Which is why I left and never went back! I feel immense affection for this city that I called home during my university years. It was (at the time) a long way away […]

Hong Kong Electric

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Messing about on the boat

Hong Kong holds deep and special memories for me. It was the first place I landed in Asia, touching-down on the way to Taiwan for the first time, it was the first ‘foreign’ place I went to after arriving on the island, it was a […]

Final Graveyard Ride

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I have had some of the best days of my 20s up in the hills around Taipei – the days spent up there rooted in my memory. That’s why I was so delighted that, after six years of pestering, Ken finally decided to come up to […]

Seven and a Half

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After seven and a half years, I will be leaving Taiwan. I leave behind some true friends, and a beautiful island I have come to call ‘home’. It has been a wonderful, deeply formative experience; one that will never leave me.   Don’t think of […]