Hati + Ernesto taking a break and getting silly on Anping Beach in Tainan, Taiwan.
Biking around Tainan City last week, we happily stumbled upon the colorful, historical Chihkan Tower. Also known as Fort Provintia, Chihkan Tower was once a Dutch outpost. Then, it was destroyed by an earthquake, leaving behind a ghostly glimpse of a staircase in a hidden underground room. This cultural monument has intruiging remnants of aboriginal times and is a worthy short afternoon stop (it’s also supposedly gorgeous at night).
Being vegetarian in Taiwan proves to have its difficulties if you don’t speak Mandarin and can’t ask for other options. If you’re experiencing the language barrier and shopping with your eyes, you may find the majority of street vendors are focused around meat. Sure, there are plenty of egg dishes and stinky tofu, but if you like variety like we do, these options get old pretty fast.
Luckily, Eric and I are pescetarian, which opens up some doors. Unluckily, I still don’t like eating something that’s looking at me (like shrimp with the head still on), so I’ve been having trouble finding protein-filled eats in a country that doesn’t serve cheese, beans, or much soy. That is, until we stumbled upon Vonny’s Garden Vegetarian Restaurant. All is saved and beyond delicious!
It’s refreshing to take a step back from the computer and just step outside. Sometimes the best inspiration comes in the simplest forms, like a dandelion growing out of a sidewalk crack. For me, this week, it was textures. Here’s what I found while walking near the Confucius Temple in Tainan this week.
Hello, 2014. Fresh start, new year, and plenty of time for… adventure time! I’m all in. I’m pretty psyched about this year and what’s happening with this blog. I’m really enjoying writing and photographing. I’m also hoping to do a site and logo re-design when my tablet finally comes in.
In the mean time, I’m calling out to my fellow bloggers about guest posts and to artisans or clothing companies. If you’re interested in submitting content for review on the blog, please email me at RoadToHereBlog@gmail.com with your ideas. If you’d like me to style and review a product for the Boyish Chic section (for Eric or me), also please email me! I’d love to talk to you about partnerships.
Enough serious talk, let’s get on with the Boyish Chic of the week: