Category Archives: Accomondation

Hong Kong Comments Off

Tweet After our flight (Michael and me) from Taipei to Shenzhen we stayed a night and crossed the border at midday of the following day. As Shenzhen borders directly to Hong Kong you can use the great public transport system from the first meter on to reach the city centre. Our hostel “YesInn” was located […]

Last days in Taiwan | Taipei Comments Off

Tweet After packing all my stuff and saying goodbye to my colleagues from the NCKU-department I had to pay the water and the electricity for the last six weeks in my dorm. As always when you do not speak the language you get riped off and so  I got. The price for two weeks in […]

Lyudao (綠島) – The Green Island Comments Off

Tweet Lyudao (綠島), also called the “Green Island” is one of the smallest islands of Taiwan located in the east of the country. There are several ferries (about NT$500/one-way-ticket) and flights with Mandarin Airlines (about NT$2000/one-way-ticket) from Taitung City (台東市). View Larger Map Getting a train ticket and a reserved seat in Taiwan is not […]

Taichung (臺中) Comments Off

Tweet Taichung is located in the middle of the west-coast and is the third biggest city in Taiwan with about  800.000 habitants. We (Jennifer and Victoria two British English teachers working in Tainan and me) took the fastet non HSR train from Tainan what took about two hours. The price of NT$ 363 was OK […]

Arriving in Tainan and at the University Comments Off

Tweet After a short connection ride with a local train from the HSR-station I finally arrived in the center. The recommended hotel (鐵道大飯店) in front of the station seemed a little but old but at least the room looked OK and they had internet access (NT$880/night). Waking up on the next day was strange. – […]

The first 24 hours in Taiwan Comments Off

Tweet After a shower and coming down a bit in the hostel, I went out to have dinner at the night-market. These markets are very common in Taiwan. You get fresh food on the streets and all shops are open till after midnight. Everything has this Chinese touch but still a little bit more developed […]

The arrival Comments Off

Tweet The start of my journey this year was more stress than I every thought. Michael was so nice to bring me with his car to the airport of Vienna. Unfortunately nobody thought about the several construction areas  in the city and to top this off the highway was completely blocked. Lucky me one hour […]

Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar) 2

Tweet Sergelen, a Mongolian friend of us, living normally in Vienna picked is up from the train station at 06:00 o’clock in the morning and we directly started our sight seeing trip through Ulaanbaatar, the about 100 years old capital of Mongolia with about 1 Million habitants. It is fascinating how the city has been […]

Olchon Island Comments Off

Tweet This is really the highlight of our trip right now. The biggest island of the lake Baikal has got about 732 km² and is located 300 km away from Irkutsk. The city has got no pipe water and electricity has been provided since 2007. The only connection to the rest of the world is […]

Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet In Irkutsk we are just staying for one night and get directly to Olchon Island at the Lake Baikal afterwards. We are staying in the Baikaler Hostel which is located in the so called centre of the city. It is like a huge shared flat with  4 rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen. […]