Tomorrow is the Dragon Boat Festival – a Chinese/Taiwanese festival in honour of the poet Qu Yuan. Growing up, my mum would take my siblings and I to the harbour in Hsinchu, where we lived, and we'd watch men paddling away in the traditional Dragon Boat Race. To me, this was the very symbol of the beginning of summer. The festival marked the start of vacation, end of school and days spent swimming and traveling. Although school won't be over by tomorrow (still two weeks to go!), I do feel that summer has arrived. And summer, for me, is all about traveling and soaking up new languages, cultures and eating new food.