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

Shuanglienpi: Here bee Rivers and Mountains…
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Shuanglienpi: Here bee Rivers and Mountains…

In Taiwan, there are days where getting out of the sun is essential, and today was one of those days. Our language-exchange took us to Shuanglienpi; a streamy-mountainous area west of Yilan. A Google search (in English) will tell you very little, and you won’t find it in Lonely Planet either. To the locals, however, … Continue reading

Good Sleeps: A-Home Wanchinghai Guesthouse
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Good Sleeps: A-Home Wanchinghai Guesthouse

After spending too many rainy weekends in a row inside, I decided that for Luke’s 22nd birthday I would book a surprise weekend away in Jiufen. Finding accommodation meant hours of me trawling the internet in a secret search for somewhere perfect. Of course, Luke would’ve been happy in a tent, but we don’t have … Continue reading