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

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

Longtan Lake
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Longtan Lake

Last weekend, exhausted from a heavy week of work, decided against a full-on hiking adventure and opted for a more leisurly jaunt in the bright sunshine around Longtan Lake. Sitting just outside of Jiaoxi, Longtan is a small village with a large lake, surrounded by mountains on three sides. How exactly you’d get out there … Continue reading

Wufenqi Waterfall Trail
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Wufenqi Waterfall Trail

With another grey looking Saturday and the risk of being cooped up indoors once again, we decided to hit Yilan County’s roads and take our scooter north to the base of the Wufengi Waterfall trail in Jiaoxi. After driving across the rice fields of LuoDong, around Yilan and through some winding and near-to cobbled streets … Continue reading