Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Getting to 921 Earthquake Museum on day 4

outdoor exhibiti in 921 earthquake museum of taiwan

I expended almost all my energy the previous day and just wanted to sleep in for the day but the lure of cheap and good breakfast in Taiwan compelled me to get up for a meal.

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Day 3’s Fengjia food guide

After visiting Sun Moon Lake, Lavender Cottage and checking out our accommodations, it was finally time for the highlight of Taichung – Fengjia Night Market (逢甲夜市)! And for us, the highlight of the highlights – FOOD!

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Day 3 in Lavender Cottage

lavender cottage entrance taiwan

After a bumpy 2 hours drive from Sun Moon Lake, we finally got to the elusive Lavender Cottage (薰衣草森林). Along the way, we spotted signs tied onto lamp posts and trees to encourage drivers to press on; it was that deep inside the mountains. The farm is like a secret garden dreamt up by two …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Day 3 in Sun Moon Lake

ferries at sun moon lake

Day three was a real hectic day as we were driving from Cingjing to Sun Moon Lake, then to Xinshe, before reaching Taichung to settle down. I am not too sure what we were thinking but we only spent a short two hours in Sun Moon Lake so be prepared for an extremely condensed itinerary …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Day 2 in Cingjing

Cherry blossoms in Cingjing Taichung Taiwan

I missed my HSR to Taichung that morning. My cousin and her boyfriend who were supposed to join me in Taiwan that day were also late as their flight was delayed by 3 hours. As a result, neither of us could make it at 8:00 AM to meet our driver who will drive us up …

Taiwan, Travel

11 days in Taiwan: Day 1 in Taipei

Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei

Taiwan seemed to be the natural place to pick for a solo trip since it was relatively safe and manageable. For $490, I’ve settled the return tickets, insurance, extra baggage (of course!) with Scoot and started planning my travel itinerary for my first solo trip in Taiwan. Yes, I stupidly bought a meal on the …