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

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

Green Island: It’s Really Green
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Green Island: It’s Really Green

Green Island (Lǜ Dǎo) certainly lives up to its name, it is hugely lush, covered in dense green forest and surrounded by gleaming ocean. The small volcanic island sits off the east coast of Taiwan, so is of course accessible by ferry, or as its been termed elsewhere “a vomit boat.” Armed with motion sickness … Continue reading

Good Eats: The Fu Bar
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Good Eats: The Fu Bar

On the edge of the golden sands of Fulong beach, right down by the temple, sits the South African run Fu Bar. We’ve been there twice now, led by our South African friend – of course! Eat: stuffed pita breads named after wild animals, salads from Greek to Caesar, and meaty SA-style barbeques. For vegetarians, … 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

Time just rolling by… A Taiwan To-Do List!
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Time just rolling by… A Taiwan To-Do List!

After 6 months abroad, Luke and I have made a good dent in our exploration of Taiwan. We’ve hiked Taroko’s majestic gorges, once on death-defying scooter-back along the East Coast Mountain Highway, eaten sticky bamboo rice in the aboriginal Wulai, bathed in Jiaoxi’s hotsprings, released sky lanterns at Pingxi festival, ambled Daxi in the west, … Continue reading

Ambling around Wufenpu and running away from Ximending
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Ambling around Wufenpu and running away from Ximending

Wufenpu, to the east of Taipei City, is a wholesalers’ district jam-packed with heaps of clothes, from cute bunny t-shirts to hippy pantaloons. Supposedly the biggest clothing market in Taipei, it’s not really that big – but I guess that’s just because as a Westerner from the outskirts of London where Oxford Street is a … Continue reading