Category Archives: Taiwan travel

I moved to Taiwan!

Because I never seem to stay in one country for long, I am now in Taiwan! I’m studying Chinese in the southern city of Tainan. It feels weird to be a student again after teaching for so long but I’m … Continue reading

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If you’re in Taipei…

You should drink bubble tea.  You should drink bubble tea every day you’re in Taipei.  In fact, you could have bubble tea with every meal if you really wanted to.  If it costs you less than a dollar, why not? … Continue reading

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Does Taiwan have the best hostels?

Traveling is by far my favorite hobby, but it’s definitely not the cheapest.  I try to save money by staying in hostels instead of hotels.  Some are cozy, bright, and clean with friendly owners and some are…the opposite. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Out and about in Hualien

Why Hualien?  I pretty much googled “pretty places in Taiwan” and Hualien kept popping up.  Am I a little impulsive?  Probably. Hualien is nestled between the ocean and the mountains of Taroko National Park.  It only took a two hour … Continue reading

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Taiwan Railway to Hualien

For my two week winter vacation, I got a little ambitious and decided to visit three countries.  It took a lot of planning, a dose of frustration, and it was all worth it because I had a fantastic trip.  I … Continue reading

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Beitou: A Lovely Taipei Suburb

It’s probably the mild weather, but it seemed to me that Taiwanese people like to chill.  I saw a lot of people taking their time when walking around, hanging out in parks, or relaxing in a coffee shop.  Many people … Continue reading

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Bao’an Temple in Taipei

Taipei has advertisements for Longshan Temple and Shandao Temple but I found some websites that said Bao’an Temple was even better and had a lot less tourists.  I only visited Bao’an so I can’t compare it to other temples, but … Continue reading

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