I’m going to Taiwan!!!!! For at least an entire week!!!!
Haven’t been back since I kid in ‘94.
I definitely need suggestions and tips on where to go and what to do this time around. I’m still in Hong Kong until the 28th and even though this is my 3rd time here in the past few years, I still get lost sometimes. I can’t imagine what Taiwan is going to be like, even if it is an island.
Personally I’m pretty damn proud to be half Cantonese and half Taiwanese. Or actually, I’m happy to say that I’m NOT Chinese.
Both Hong Kong and Taiwan are claimed by China but both places despise the country. For good reason.
Never mind that I’ve been working with Chinese people for over three consecutive years (in California) and witnessed firsthand how unmannered they are. I’ve been in Hong Kong for almost three full weeks now and even the locals don’t seem to like the recent influx of Chinese people, whether residents or tourists. No details but I can understand and literally see why……
Anyways, cannot wait to go back after 20 years. After all this time, all I know is that one U.S. dollar is about 30 Taiwan dollars, everyone speaks Mandarin vs. Canto here, and that it’s hot and humid but not as bad as HK. That and my aunt telling me that Taiwanese girls loves ABCs. Hehehe
Didn’t realize the word ‘jipped’ was politically incorrect. Even I don’t know everything ( ha ha ) but it has been removed from my vocabulary. Sorry friends!
How the fuck is this word politically incorrect? All it means is that you got ripped off at a store or something, lol. There is literally no way to be offended by that word.
It comes from the word ‘gypsy’ which is a slur.
This site is full of overly sensitive idiots.
Went into a local car park - where they sell used cars. There was a Porsche Panamera, a few BMW E90 3-series, etc. what caught my eye were these vans (Toyota Vellfire). Bigger than any van I’ve ever seen in the U.S. and the headlights are glorious……
Had dim sum and it had pretty nice decor.
Hong Kong & Taiwan
If anyone knows of any places to visit in HK, I want to know! Doesn’t have to be huge tourist destinations, a hole-in-the-wall place to me is sometimes better than a large event.
I’m on Day 2 and still don’t have any plans for the day yet. Maybe go to California Fitness and sign up for one month.
Can’t let vacation be the excuse/reason to get fat off of good food here…
Taiwan next in a month.
Two years ago, I was in HK for about two weeks. During that time, I must’ve eaten at least 100 curry fish balls.
Now that I’m back, I had some more. 5 on a skewer, then like 20 later with dinner after I went back for a bag of it hahaha
My dad loves dim sum since he’s Cantonese and was born in HK but I never liked it since he never ordered anything that I liked. I couldn’t understand the menu anyway and what they offered because I can’t read Chinese.
This 5-star looking dim sum place that we went to had a menu in English so……I must’ve ended up eating at least 3,000+ calories worth of food just for lunch.
Ended the day with jet lag - slept at 8PM local time, been up since about 5AM. So that’d have been 5AM/2PM in SoCal, respectively. Which is pretty much my sleep schedule the weeks following the flight……sleep at around 3-4AM, wake up at noon or later.
Need to readjust sleep times.