Author Archives: Junying Kirk

About Junying Kirk

I came to Britain from China in 1988. I have worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher, professional interpreter/translator and cultural consultant. Currently working as an International Partnerships Manager in a large UK university, I enjoy reading, writing, sampling a variety of yummy foods, travelling the world and blogging about my adventures :). My 'Journey to the West' trilogy - 'The Same Moon', 'Trials of Life' and 'Land of Hope' are available on Amazon (both on Kindle and paperbacks), Smashwords and iBook. I live in Birmingham, UK with my husband.

Eating In and Out in Taiwan (3): A Foodie’s Paradise (台灣美食)

Naturally, one cannot visit Taiwan without sampling her many culinary offerings. Small Taiwan may be, yet the choices of foods are plenty and seemingly limitless, as I discovered during my recent visit. Before I went, I sort of expected that … Continue reading

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From #Taipei to #Kaohsiung: Travelling in #Taiwan (2)

Taiwan is small. I am not comparing it to Mainland China. Even in comparison with her neighbouring Japan, or far away England, Taiwan is small, and easy to get around. “You can stay in Taipei, and travel to different cities … Continue reading

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Memories of My First Trip to #Taiwan (1)

It’s been a dream come true for me to visit Taiwan. When I was a little girl, I often heard about Taiwan, from the radio and from newspapers. Taiwan, back then, was just a very vague idea, a little island … Continue reading

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#Birmingham, My Home, My Pride and Joy

Moving to Birmingham was not planned. It just happened. Before Birmingham, I lived in various places, West coast of Scotland in the shape of Glasgow, Leeds in West Yorkshire and Sheffield in South Yorkshire, and Stockport, in Greater Manchester. The … Continue reading

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