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

Where to get the best veggie curry in LuoDong
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Where to get the best veggie curry in LuoDong

I previously wrote a blog post about the two questions we inevitably get asked as vegetarians living in Taiwan: Is that not really difficult in Taiwan? Irrevocably followed by: What do you eat? Well, one of my favourite foods to eat out in Taiwan is curry (gā lǐ)! Yes, curry!  When thinking about Taiwan cuisine … Continue reading

The Old Streets of Jiufen
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The Old Streets of Jiufen

Up in the emerald green mountains of Taiwan’s north-east coast sits Jiufen, a small gold-mining village so prosperous back in the Japanese era it became known as ‘Little Shanghai.’ After the decline of the gold-mining industry, Jiufen became a forgotten spot but its old flame has recently been rekindled. So enchanting are the twisted old … Continue reading

Can Western women get shoes in Taiwan?
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Can Western women get shoes in Taiwan?

I’m not really one for shopping – browsing, yes, but actual shopping, no. I hate the pressure to find something that I need, I don’t like parting with much money, and I’m fussy. Clothes-wise, shoes are always the most frequent thing to be needed as I seem to wear them to tatters in no time. … Continue reading