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  • 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,  Discussions,  Indonesia

    Gili Trawangan: The Island Paradise of Drugs

    Many people travel to the tropical island of Gili Trawangan in search of white beaches, turquoise oceans and ultimate tranquillity. Others visit Gili Trawangan for more nefarious desires: bustling nightlife, bikini ladened boat parties and more importantly, drugs… a lot…

  • 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,  Guides,  Taiwan

    The Ultimate Travel Guide: Sun Moon Lake

    Hidden amongst the valleys of rolling green mountains, Sun Moon Lake is by far Taiwan’s most popular tourist attraction. Scattered along the shores of the enormous deep blue lake are pockets of rich indigenous culture and spiritual enlightenment which draw…

  • 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,…

  • Discussions,  General Travel

    Package Tours: Pros & Cons

    Most fresh-faced travellers find themselves with a very difficult question: should I book a package tour or not? Even seasoned travellers have to ask themselves this from time to time. Is it better if someone else is responsible for your…