The Natural Beauty of the Taroko Gorge in Taiwan

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Who isn’t familiar with world news channel CNN? This network has a popular website channel called CNNgo, where it features destinations and tips for traveling in East and South East Asia. I got in touch with them a few weeks ago and now have an article featured in this popular TV channel. If you did […]

January 10, 2011 | 6 Comments More

Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan

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Set in South West Taiwan Tainan is regarded as one of the oldest cities in the country, and its former name, Tayoan,¬† has been claimed to be the source of the name Taiwan. During our trip around Taiwan we were eager to visit this city because of the excellent feedback we had received¬† from three […]

August 9, 2009 | 11 Comments More

Taiwan has the friendliest people on Earth

Surprisingly but then not really Taiwan delivered all that we expected and much more. In only 3 weeks of traveling we drove through an impressive gorge in Taroko, surfed great waves in Kenting and experienced two typhoons and one earthquake. However best of all has been having the opportunity to meet Taiwanese people, whose charming, […]

August 3, 2009 | 7 Comments More

The World Games of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I never knew that sports called kroftball or fistball existed, let alone were part of an international sporting event second only to the Olympic Games, bust sports like these and others like dragon canoeing and tug-of-war (?) were part of the International World Games of Kaohsiung. Over 2000 athletes from around the world had come […]

August 3, 2009 | 4 Comments More

Surfing in Kenting, Taiwan

It is true that Taiwan has surf all around the island, but if there is a place worth emphasizing that is Kenting National Park, in Taiwan’s southernmost tip. Blessed with tropical temperatures and warm water year around there are waves 365 days/year in at least one of the several beaches the park has. It is […]

July 24, 2009 | 15 Comments More

Lu-Tong and the Taroko Gorge

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If you’re a backpacker you already know that plans, which are kept to a minimum for starters, change very often and very quickly. This was the case as soon as we tried to leave Taipei towards Hualien and the Taroko Gorge. Upon arrival to the bus station we were told that there are no buses […]

July 23, 2009 | 3 Comments More

Taiwan’s capital: the Taipei 101 and so much more

Some of you might be surprised about having chosen to travel to Formosa (Taiwan) our Asian tour. Why not? Considering it is precisely that, an unusual destination, it will probably offer more than what you would expect. Omne ignotum pro magnifico (the unknown tends to be magnificent) said the Romans over 2000 years ago, and […]

July 21, 2009 | 0 Comments More


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