Category Archives for "East & SE Asia"

The Best Places to Go in Tokyo

It was difficult for me to imagine Samurai soldiers once rode their horses into battle on the same fields I was now travelling through in a bullet train at over 300 km/h. I could picture them with their flashing armours and mysterious weapons raging into battle but never loosing what Japanese are famous for: honor. […]

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Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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3 Lu-Tong and the Taroko Gorge

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 […]

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8 What to See in Hong Kong in 4 to 7 Days

Welcome to the insanity of Hong Kong, the city of contradictions. This is a city where the ancient and modern collide. Hong Kong is filthy rich and dirt poor. It’s fine dining, and dumplings on a street corner. A great destination to stop in when visiting Southeast Asia  yet easy to visit if traveling with […]

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