Taipei from Above

Stunning view of Taipei on my way back from Kaohsiung. At the bottom right, you can clearly see Taipei 101. Would have been a perfect picture without the smudge on the window!

Taiwan Beer

Last evening in Kaoshiung, Taiwan: enjoying local beverages – Taiwan Beer !

Liuhe Night Market

The Liuhe Night Market is the “tourist” night market of Kaohsiung. The highlight of the market is seafood: there are many stands selling, crab, shrimp, octopus, and squid. Some stands are actually restaurants and you can pick the fresh seafood you want and walk to the back and sit at a table to eat. Sitting […]

Snake Food

Taiwanese delicacy in Kaohsiung: snake soup, snake meat and grilled snake skin. Was actually good! Didn’t notice any of the supposed effects though (read, in the pants area). Two possible explanations: I am naturally very “healthy” or my condition is beyond help ;-)

Ruifeng Night Market

Ruifeng Night Market or Rueifong Night Market, is the largest night market in Kaohsiung & Pingtung. Even though it isn’t quite as famous as the Liouhe Night Market (more on that later), it is certainly a popular night market that has been favored by the locals for over 20 years. Just like every other Taiwan […]

Kaohsiung Temple

Xiahai Chenghuan Temple (霞海城隍廟) near the conference center in Kaohsiung. A bit spooky, loved it! I’m quite sure I’m the only delegate who paid the temple a visit :)

Kaohsiung Night

Stroll around the Hotel in Kaohsiung at night. A bit of history: Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s second largest city and its largest port. Although the ranking has declined steadily over the last few years, Kaohsiung is still the world’s sixth largest cargo-container seaport. The city has high concentrations of heavy industry, including steel production, shipbuilding, and […]

Love River

The perfect name for a 3GPP meeting location.

Emergency Row

I dislike the emergency row for quite a few reasons: 1) no place to stow your bag which always end up in the overhead compartment for take-off and landing; 2) table is located in the armrest, reducing the seat width and therefore comfort especially during long-haul flights; 3) leg room can be worse than regular […]

Star Wars ANA

Pleasant surprise in Munich: the ANA R2D2. Boarding with Star Wars theme song and being greeted by Yoda was awesome :)