Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Time Difference wakes me up early and I realise this town is a bit of a late snoozer, with most places not opening until 10-12ish. Not great for a caffeine craving scandi!

I head off to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall under the looming rain clouds, where I get targeted by one of their English speaking guides. He seems to think that talking to me is the best thing since Colour TV, and persuades me to stay and watch as they do the hourly guard swap. So I do, only to conclude that…

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The Statue Garden behind Pu Tian Temple (or 'My Favourite Thing in Taiwan.')

The Statue Garden behind Pu Tian Temple (or 'My Favourite Thing in Taiwan.')

The t-shirt sticks to my back. Too impatient to figure out the correct bus route, I have started walking up a hill outside of Hscinchu in 35 degree heat. Only a very stubborn (or more accurately: foolish) scandinavian would think to do so.

So how do I find myself here? Even the Taiwanese girl working at the hostel where I stay in Taipei gasps "WHY HSCINCHU?" when I reveal my travel plans.

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A Cat Village called Houtong.

A Cat Village called Houtong.

I am a bit torn with how to feel about these called "Cat Cafés" that has been popping up world wide in recent years.However, hearing of the Taiwanese cat VILLAGE was a different story. One that quickly made it to my itinerary!

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Learn when it is appropriate to STFU.

Learn when it is appropriate to STFU.

They happen ever so often. The "Oh that is a big portion!"-comments to jokes on when I will be having my baby. Next thing, it is on when I last weighed myself for now I appear to be shrinking. And let us not forget the 'well-meaning' advice on how I "could be really pretty, if only I looked after myself better"… How is one person meant to be able to keep up with all this?

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World Famous Burgers and Celebrity Trees.

World Famous Burgers and Celebrity Trees.

I really only have one point on the agenda of my visit to The Adventure Capital of the World, and it does not include any type of adrenaline boosting activity. Instead, something way more up my alley. Burgers! Vegan Burgers! 

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