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  • 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…

  • Indonesia,  Top Lists

    Top 15 Highlights: Lombok

    Living in the shadows of tourist infested neighbour, Lombok has remained an underrated paradise. The little Indonesian island has everything you’d expect from a tropical paradise without any of the negatives brought on by the toxic hordes of convenience demanding…

  • 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,  China,  Discussions

    Chinese Kids with Western Names

    Ever wondered how your parents chose your name? Maybe you were named after a family member, or more likely your name was completely picked at random from a long potential list. Many people will even have a bit of resentment…

  • 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…

  • Guides,  South Korea

    Travel Plan: The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

    Every seasoned traveller wants that unique experience, something completely out of the ordinary. It’s not that easy, there’s always plenty of reasons not to go somewhere. Maybe there’s not much to see, or just too much effort to get there.…

  • Discussions,  Taiwan

    The Battle of the Pork: The Uproar in Taiwan

    There are many ways tensions can be raised in countries. Political friction, presidential elections and government decisions over health concerns are just some of the things we’re experiencing right now in the West. Taiwan on the other hand has recently…

  • Itinerary,  Japan

    Kyoto in 4 days

    For many travellers and locals alike, Kyoto is considered the pinnacle Japanese city. For centuries the ancient capital played host to Japan’s elite rulers and aristocrats that forever imprinted themselves in the nation’s history. The undeniable spirituality and powerful cultural…

  • China,  Top Lists

    Top 20 Highlights – Shanghai

    Shanghai is a city which has transcended its Chinese heritage and has in many ways become its own independent international city. Since the city’s humble beginnings it has been influenced by all manner of cultures which has had a lasting…

  • Guides,  Indonesia

    Travel Plan: Seeing the Komodo Dragons

    Many travellers are searching for that unique experience, something special, something unique. Sometimes everything is much more special when you’ve gone to great efforts to earn the right to experience it, going that extra mile to see something only a…