Travelling Welshman
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Blog entries along the way!

  • Blog,  Europe

    Amsterdam: 24 hrs To Destruction

    3 and a half years ago, I travelled back to the UK for the first time since I’d moved away to China. On the way back home, I made sure my itinerary included a very necessary stop in Amsterdam. A…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Taichung: An Artistic Touch

    With Tomb Sweeping Festival approaching in Taiwan, it was the perfect time to find a decent spot to travel for the next few days. Though I’ve visited every major city from Taipei to Kaohsiung, there was only major stop left…

  • Blog,  Taiwan

    Wulai: Aboriginals and Hot Springs

    Karma is a relentless force that I came to know all too well over the last 6 months. While the rest of the world has been in complete turmoil over the last 2 years, I was fortunate enough to live…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Turtle Island: Snakes and Volcanoes

    Since the beginning of the COVID outbreak, until recently, travel has been unrestricted within Taiwan! During that time I was fortunate enough to visit most of the country’s iconic sites. My options on new places to explore were starting to…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Kaohsiung: Another Taiwanese Adventure

    Taiwan has still been lucky enough to avoid any kind of lockdown. So with the yearly Tomb Sweeping Festival coming up, it was another chance to explore, but where to this time? Jess and I had to start getting tactical…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Alishan – Into the Misty Mountains

    Xin nian kuai le and Happy Chinese New Year! As countries throughout Asia welcome the year of the ox, it marks the beginning of the busiest travel period of the year for this part of the world. So why not…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Hualien: A Day on the Farm

    You can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy. Since I was 18 I’ve been living in big cities, from Cardiff and Beijing to Taipei and Kyoto. To be honest,…

  • Asia,  Blog,  Taiwan

    Jiufen: Being Spirited Away

    There are a couple of places out there that you’d want to visit JUST because they’re in a movie. Everyone wants to be Leonardo Di Caprio on the beach of Koh Phi Phi. In Taiwan, one place has been the ultimate…

  • Blog,  Taiwan

    Sun Moon Lake: A Cultural Rollercoaster

    Though the border was still closed in Taiwan, a national holiday was quickly approaching, and I’d be damned if I missed an opportunity to travel! There were still plenty of places in Taiwan itself that I was yet to see.…