Taiwan has yet to become a popular tourist destination- which makes it a great place to travel. The country and culture here are still pure and untainted by mass tourism. Despite being off the beaten travel road, Taiwan couldn’t be easier to travel around.
Before I traveled to Taiwan I decided to nonchalantly mention on Couchsurfing that I was heading to Taipei. I didn’t ask for a place to stay- I just wanted to see …read more →
Taroko Gorge should be at the top of the list for anyone visiting Taiwan. Just a two hour train ride from Taipei, you have no excuse not to visit.
My advice is to head to Hualien the day before you plan on exploring the gorge and spend the night at a hostel. This way you can get an early start to your day. There is a main street in Hualien lined with hostels so you should have no trouble finding a place. You can ask to leave your bag at the hostel for the day or- you can do what I did- just pack extra light so that everything fits into a day bag.
Going out to Shifen was one of my favourite days in Taiwan. Okay, actually all my days in Taiwan were my favourite – but I recommend adding this destination into …read more →
After an exhausting week- visiting everything in and around Taipei– I spent my last day exploring Shifen. That evening my friend and I had planned to climb Elephant Mountain for …read more →
The Maokong Gondola is a cable car that takes you over the trees to the top of Taipei’s Maokong Mountain. Rated as one of the top activities to do in Taipei …read more →