Category Archives for "Taiwan"

6 Taroko Gorge in Taiwan: Guide for Visitors

Winding blue rivers, immense jagged-edged cliffs, ancient shrines, and stunning walls of marble… these are just some of the world-class natural attractions you’d find in Hualien’s Taroko Gorge. This breathtaking combination of solid rock and rushing water is located within the Taroko National Park in Eastern Taiwan (Hualien County) not far from the Pacific Ocean, […]

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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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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 […]

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