Category: Taiwan

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11 days in Taiwan: Ending off with Taipei creative parks on Day 10

hua shan 1914 park taipei taiwan 02

Finally doing the last post for my 2015 Taiwan trip…sorry to those who’ve been waiting…😔 Last full day in Taiwan for my first (semi) solo trip and while I was determined to make the best out of it, the struggle is real. So…I covered two museums/cultural parks, some food in Ximending and Shida night market, …

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11 days in Taiwan: Pingxi sky lantern festival on day 9

Sky Lantern Festival, Pinghsi, Taiwan

The Pingxi Sky Lantern festival has been around for a while so you can trust on them to be quite organized. I was lucky to be in the area for the last day of the festival and largest-scaled one too. Making your way to Pinghsi Sky Lantern Festival The most straightforward way is to get to Shifen ahead of …

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11 days in Taiwan: Jiufen + Shifen on Day 9

Red lanterns, Jiufen, Taiwan

I don’t really have any specific activities or things to look out for in Jiufen and Shifen…it’s mostly about soaking in the atmosphere when you’re there so be warned that this post is going to be more pictorial than anything. Breakfast at Fuhang Doujiang To start off, here’s a special mention for breakfast before you …

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Tried and Tested: Accommodations in Taiwan

Travelling to Taiwan - Accommodation in Cingjing - Fonchin Minsu (1)

Where to stay in Taiwan? Here’s a quick post to share the accommodations that I’ve tried during my 1.5 weeks vacation. Not the best bargain deals but definitely value-for-money and inexpensive places to stay at. These are the regions I’m covering: Taipei Star Hostel (Taipei Main Stations) Via Hotel (Ximending) Hualien – Mini Voyage Taichung …

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11 days in Taiwan: Day 8 from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall to Houshanpi

Back in Taipei for the last leg of my Taiwan trip! Before I set off to hunt down money changers in Taipei city to save my dwindling funds, I used the remaining dimes to treat myself to some economical Taiwanese breakfast fare. Ximending streets are really quiet in the mornings by the way. Just across …

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11 days in Taiwan: Taroko National Park on day 7

Qingshui Cliff Cing shui duanya hualien taiwan

Being a lazy tourist, I signed up for a half-day tour in Taroko National Park with Mini Voyage, the hostel I was staying at. I didn’t do any research about the national park at all, because I thought everything would be taken care of by the tour. But what I probably should have noticed, was …

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11 days in Taiwan: Day 6 from Taichung to Hualien

hualien, justice bao, gongzhengbaozi

Last morning in Taichung and my biggest regret was not trying one of the breakfast shops near my homestay. Regardless, after packing my loots, I had to drop off the minsu keys at the letterbox, flag a cab for Taichung HSR and set off for Taipei before changing to the TRA to Hualien. I was …