Friday, October 31, 2014

Umbrella Revolution

It has been a month since the so-called Umbrella revolution began on the streets of Hong Kong.
The movement, which calls for full democracy in the this special Chinese region has called the attention of the international media because of the number of protesters that have decided to go to the streets to demand what they said, had been promised by the mainland.

I had the chance to walk the affected streets these days and I must say it is good to experience the atmosphere that can be felt on those streets.
In all the time that I have been living in Hong Kong, this has been the first time that I could see the city being affected by a protest (Protests happen every year, specially on the Tienanmen Square massacre anniversary).

It is hard to say for anyone to say  what will come up from these protests, Although Beijing has been been firm in its position that it won't change its mind and that Hong Kong will get its democracy the Chinese way.

 Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekend get away in Taipei

It has been my third time in the island of Taiwan. I must say even though Taipei is a big city, you can still find a more relaxing atmosphere if you compare the city with Hong Kong.

Even though I came here for medical reasons, I could have the chance to enjoy the city and even take the train to the south and climb the mountain of Maokong to enjoy its stunning views from the tops.

 Taipei City Centre
 View of Taipei from MaoKong
Taipei 101

Take the train towards Taipei Zoo which is the last station and where you are supposed to get off.
after that, take the cable car (called Gondola) and go up the mountain.
It is famous for its teas which you can even taste in ice-creams.

If you are in the city and wanna do something more touristy, then definitely go to Taipei 101, the once tallest building in the world worth for its amazing views.