Taiwan has a rich culture, amazing food, and stunning scenery, yet isn’t widely known by many travelers to Asia. Here are five reasons to visit Taiwan.
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Here is a list of some of our favourite places to stay in Taiwan. Our list of Taipei and Taiwan hotels and B&Bs features both budget and affordable luxury options.
I recently had a really great brunch at Vero Bistro Moderne, a Calgary restaurant on 10 St. NW, just off Kensington Rd. So last night we decided to give it a try for dinner. Vero Bistro features modern interpretations of Italian & French cuisine, and executive chef Jenny believes in sourcing fresh, healthy food from local producers and suppliers. It has […]
Japan has one of the world’s most fascinating cultures to explore. Our daughter Carlee has spent the last few years living in Asia, much of that time in Japan. We were able to visit her there recently, and her experience made our trip so much easier. Here are some of her insider survival tips to make your visit to amazing […]
English Italian Yes Sì No No Hello Ciao Good morning! Buongiorno Good evening! Buona sera Goodbye Arrivederci How are you? Come stai? I’m fine, thanks! Bene, grazie! And you? E tu? Please Per favore Thank you Grazie You’re welcome Prego! Pardon me Mi scusi Excuse me Mi scusi Where…? Dov’è? A glass of water, please. […]
English Japanese Yes Hai No Iie Hello Kon’nichiwa Good evening! Konbanwa Goodbye Sayoonara How are you? Ogenki desu ka? I’m fine, thanks! Genki desu. Arigato! And you? Anatawa? Please Onegai shimasu Thank you Arigatoo gozaimasu You’re welcome Dou itashi mashite Pardon me Sumimasen Excuse me Sumimasen Where… Doko A glass of water, please. Mizu o […]
English French Yes Oui No Non Hello Bonjour Good morning! Bonjour Good evening! Bonsoir Goodbye Au revoir. How are you? Comment allez-vous? I’m fine, thanks! Bien (or très bien – very well) And you? Et vous? Please S’il vous plaît Thank you Merci You’re welcome De rien Pardon me Pardon Excuse me Excusez-moi Where is […]
Here are a few basic words of Spanish to make your trip more enjoyable.
English Chinese Yes Shì No Búshì Hello Ni hao Have you eaten? Nee chrr luh mah? I’ve eaten. Wor chrr luh Good evening Wan-shung haoww Bye-bye Bye-bye How are you? Nee haoww mah? Good/ok Haoww Please Qing Thank you Xiè xiè (shyeah-shyeah) You’re welcome Boo-yong xièxie Excuse me Dway boo chee Where is …Dzeye nah-lee? […]
시크릿 가든은 내가 좋아하는 한국 드라마입니다. Secret Garden is my favorite Korean drama. The Korean alphabet, Hangeul, was invented by King Sejong in 1443, and it’s really not that hard to learn. If you want to give it a try, check out Jenny’s Korean on youtube. In the meantime, below are phonetic translations of some useful […]
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