Why Kaohsiung was an Unexpectedly Awesome City
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Why Kaohsiung was an Unexpectedly Awesome City

Going all the way from LuoDong on the East coast to Taipei in the North to then take the HSR down the West coast to Zuoying (on the outskirts of Kaohsiung) to Kenting at the very South of Taiwan is a long journey. Rather than ruin a whole day with long-winded travel, we decided to … Continue reading

Joining the Dots: Fulong to Jiufen
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Joining the Dots: Fulong to Jiufen

Always trying to tack another dot onto the Taiwan map with our weekends, we ventured out into the onyx clouds caused by Typhoon Usagi to explore the coastline between Fulong and up to the mountains of Jinguashi and neighbouring Jiufen. We’ve made it to both Fulong and Jiufen before so now it was time for … Continue reading

What to Do in El Nido and Around
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What to Do in El Nido and Around

As you know, travelling to El Nido was no easy ride, but once you get there, your effort certainly reaps reward. El Nido – Spanish for ‘the nest’ – is tucked a moon-shaped bay of the Bacuit archipelago and acts as a nest for travellers wishing to explore the surrounding islands, cliffs and coral reefs. … 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

Jinyang Waterfall: a waterfall so secret…
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Jinyang Waterfall: a waterfall so secret…

Jinyang waterfall is infact so super secret, that I didn’t even take a picture. This was a crafty plan on our part to preserve the waterfall’s secret-ocity, and certainly not a cock-up on my part. Honest. Jinyang waterfall is little known, but completely stunning. Hidden away near Nan’ao in Yilan County, the waterfall spills aimlessly … Continue reading

Reach for the Sky: Tea & Hiking at Maokong
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Reach for the Sky: Tea & Hiking at Maokong

Maokong sits majestically on the edge of the Taipei basin, looking out over the city. In the past, Maokong was the largest tea-growing area in the capital, but these days it’s a hotspot for tea culture and hikers. Maokong is tipped as one of the things to do whilst in Taiwan, but despite that opinion … Continue reading