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  • Asia,  Guides,  Taiwan

    The Ultimate Travel Guide: Lanyu (Orchid Island)

    Everyone wants to find their own slice of paradise. White sandy beaches, vibrant coral reefs, wild unhindered rainforests and authentic tribal culture are just some of the ingredients needed for the perfect getaway destination. Well, that’s exactly what you find…

  • 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,  Taiwan,  Top Lists

    The 15 Best Highlights To See in Tainan

    Tainan has a richer history than any other city in Taiwan! Starting off as the country’s first city and ancient capital, it was also where Taiwan’s national hero Kongxia drove out the Dutch colonials and gave the country its first…

  • 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

    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…

  • 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…