Top 10 Things To-Do with One Night in Kenting
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Top 10 Things To-Do with One Night in Kenting

Heading to Kenting in a hurry? Here’s our quick and rough guide to Taiwan’s tropical southern tip. This is our top ten things to-do each described in ten words or less. Enjoy! Rent a scooter You’ll need wheels to get around quickly and easily. NT$400 Enjoy Kenting beach First beach of the main-strip, mostly deserted … Continue reading

Going to the Moon without Leaving the Earth: Yehliu Geopark
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Going to the Moon without Leaving the Earth: Yehliu Geopark

Yehliu geopark’s lunar-scape looks exquisitely alien, but if the blistering heat doesn’t bring you back down to earth, the throngs of tourists certainly will. Charlie and I undoubtedly enjoyed the fantastical geological formations and tranquil seascapes, yet for me it was certainly an enjoyment tinged with longing. I wished I could see the place by … Continue reading

Cultural Musings at Lanyang Museum
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Cultural Musings at Lanyang Museum

One typhnoony afternoon, Charlie and I made use of a rare Thursday afternoon off to visit the peculiar Lanyang Museum in Wushi. The museum of Yilan’s history and culture boasts slanted architecture, serene grounds, curious dioramas, and, excitingly for dairy-starved foreigners, fro-yo! The museum was overstaffed, meaning we spent a frustrating five-minutes attempting to find … Continue reading

Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival 2013
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Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival 2013

The International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival (ICFF) at Dongshan River Park is an eclectic medley of art, culture, and fun that celebrates childhood. An ideal place to take a family, but worthy of a visit by everyone who was once a child. It is held for 44 days every year in July and August. … Continue reading

Beyond Wufenqi: River-Tracing in Jiaoxi
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Beyond Wufenqi: River-Tracing in Jiaoxi

There’s more to Wufenqi than Wufenqi waterfall. Escape the throngs of day-trippers and within minutes you’ll have the tranquility of the forest to yourself. With Liezl and our couch-surfer Leo in tow, Charlie and I spent the last day of June in search of alternative waterfalls. What we found was enough to rival our adventures … Continue reading

Museum in the Sky: Luodong’s Cultural Working House
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Museum in the Sky: Luodong’s Cultural Working House

Luodong continues to surprise me. Charlie and I moved to Taiwan in November 2012 partly due to our shared enjoyment of Taiwanese cinema. In the early stages of our relationship, back in the UK, we bonded over Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights and Tsai Ming-Liang’s Rebels of the Neon God. Months later, we were seemingly randomly allocated to … Continue reading