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City Guide: Toronto

As many of you might have noticed, I took a huge break from blogging at Where the Sweet Things since last November. I spent the time focusing more on myself and after being away from here for a few months, I’m pleased to say that I’m finally back! I’m taking a break from Montreal and […]

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Traditional Taiwanese Breakfast: 阜杭豆漿

One of the best things about Taipei is their abundant breakfast places. Traditional Taiwanese breakfast usually include a bowl of soy milk and all sorts of chinese pastries. 阜杭豆漿 is a very popular breakfast spot for locals and it’s known for their homemade clay oven rolls. The rolls get sold out fast so my friends […]

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Let them drink tea

The traditions of having afternoon tea and high tea are deeply rooted in England. Historically, Afternoon Tea is very common among the ladies in social occasions, while High Tea is originally a working class meal served at the end of the workday. However, as time passes by, it becomes more of a social gathering where […]

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and i whispered “hey, i’m back”

How many has it been? Five years? It still feels like yesterday when I was studying in Headington back in Oxford. How everything looks like is still fresh in my memories. Our after-dinner singing party right outside the dining hall, making afternoon tea at Napier (millions of cadbury chocolate spread toasts – credits to you […]

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the markets.

On my last day in London, I went to visit two local markets: Borough market and Broadway market. Borough market only opens from Thursday to Saturday (they close pretty early, so make sure you check the opening hours on their website) and lunch is available from Monday to Wednesday. The market is packed with all […]

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A Mission in London

Let’s wind back a little bit to my first day in London last week. Mission: eat meal after meal, until I drop on the ground like a bag stuffed so much that you can’t carry it anymore. And Soho is an ideal place for doing this! My friends and I were going to have English […]

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Cigala

The last time I had Spanish food was last summer at the Street Fest on St. Laurent and so it had been a while! I was craving for some tapas and paella while I was in London and so my friends brought me to Cigala. We arrived at the restaurant at around 1 on a […]

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Patty & Bun

Before I came to London from Montreal, I bought a Lonely Planet London travel guide and now I’m immensely regretting getting it. Since I have so many friends in London, they’ve all become my personal guides so I don’t even need to read the guide. My summer exchange buddy Alex S. (remember the guy doing […]

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London Calling

Greetings from London! Since McGill is on Reading Week break right now, I escaped from Montreal’s snowy winter to the more sunny and chilly London. It feels so good to be back in this city after 5 years, I’ve missed you much. I’m staying at my aunt’s for two days and I’ve been having so […]

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Teakha 茶家 – the mini utopian spot in hong kong

The number of independent cafes in Hong Kong is a lot less than that in Montreal and most of them are located in Sheung Wan. Sheung Wan is actually quite far from my home but this doesn’t stop me from crossing over the harbour (we have tunnels in Hong Kong to cross over the island) […]

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