Taiwan July 2016 — Day 5 [Hualien]

Taiwan Day 5 — Hualien Breakfast at 山東豆漿大王, long walk and river swimming at Mukumugi 慕谷慕魚生態廊道, lunch at Liyu Lake, slow trek at Ch’in-nan Recreation Area, dessert at 豐春冰菓店, watching children catch clams at Lichuan Fisheries, boat-watching at 向日廣場, ocean viewing at Hualienhuanbao Park, sunset at Qixingtan, cake at Honey Bee Town, dinner at 7–11 Breakfast at See my journey

Taiwan July 2016 — Day 4 [Taitung, Hualien]

Taiwan Day 4 — Taitung, Hualien Breakfast at 早安美芝城-台東活力正氣店, Liji Badlands, Beinan Site, Peinan Cultural Park, TRA train to Hualien, Pine Garden, tea break at insanely cheap 公正包子, sunset chilling at Qixingtan, dinner at ultra huge 花蓮東大門夜市 Dongdamen Night Market Breakfast at 早安美芝城-台東活力正氣店 In Taiwanese summer, the sun rises extremely early. We set off for a famous See my journey

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 3 — Taitung, East Coast Ocean Road]

Taiwan Day 3 — Taitung, East Coast Ocean Road Breakfast at 早點大王, Jhihben Recreation Park, National Museum of Prehistory, Seafood Lunch at 漁港小吃部(富岡), Xiao Yeliu, rock pool exploring, Water Running Upwards, Dulan Sugar Factory,纏記舊街東河包子, Sanxiantai, Oyster mee sua, Tiehua Music Village Local Breakfast at 早點大王 Taitung breakfast Super crowded, but go inside and you may be able See my journey

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 2 — Jiaoxi, Taitung]

Taiwan Day 2 — Jiaoxi, Taitung: Breakfast at Hu Xü bun shop 鬍鬚包子, TRA train to Taitung plus lunch, dessert at Minoice 美濃冰品, Xin Yuan Chang tea shop and museum 新元昌製茶廠,Luye hot air balloon, Taitung Night Market, Carrefour and dinner at Hong Ye Teppanyaki 宏野铁板烧 (outside Carrefour’s cashier). Breakfast at Hu Xü bun shop 鬍鬚包子. The sun See my journey

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 1 — Taoyuan, Jiaoxi, Toucheng, Yilan]

Preamble This is a couple trip my husband and I took to Taiwan. We self-planned everything (no tours, no packages), just a credit card, internet, Changi Recommends WiFi router or Taiwan Sim card, international driving licence (get yours from AAS), passport, some Taiwan dollars, minimal clothes and a taste for adventure. These are a few See my journey

Taiwan Trip Jan 2016 [Day 7&8 — Kaohsiung, Taoyuan]

Taiwan Day 7&8 — Kaohsiung, Taoyuan I couldn’t believe we only had less than 2 days before we returned home. We had breakfast at a Taiwanese Parisian café nearby, thankful for the hot green tea that came free with every meal. It was really cold, less than ten degrees outside with a slight drizzle. It’s a good See my journey

Taiwan Trip Jan 2016 [Day 6 — Kaohsiung]

Taiwan Day 6 — Kaohsiung (Pau Breakfast, Qiaotou/Ciaotou Sugar Refinery Museum, Ten Drum, Taroko Batting Cage, Carrefour, Costco, Shinkuchan Night Market, Kaisyuan Night Market) After a good rest, we woke up to have an early breakfast at 兴隆居, which was a short distance away from our hotel. It was ridiculously crowded, so we decided to buy buns See my journey

Taiwan Trip Jan 2016 [Day 5 — Little Liuqiu, Kaohsiung]

Taiwan Day 5 — Little Liuqiu, Kaohsiung (Takao Railway Museum, Hamaxing Cultural Railway Park, Pier-2 Art District, Dome of Light, Liuhe Night Market) We woke up bright and early to travel to the rest of Little Liuqiu that we weren’t able to visit yesterday. We first checked out Yufu Pier, hoping that there’ll be breakfast, but there See my journey

Taiwan Trip Jan 2016 [Day 4 — Kenting, Little Liuqiu]

Taiwan Day 4 — Kenting, Dapeng Bay, Little Liuqiu (aka Xiao Liouciou / Lambai) island We woke up to a strong breeze, sunny morning and had our packed breakfast before returning the scooter. Strolling along the beach, we saw a film crew shooting scenes of the beachscape till the wind became too strong and dark clouds started See my journey

Taiwan Trip Jan 2016 [Day 3 — Kenting]

Taiwan Day 3 — Kenting and Sheding National Forest Recreation Area, windy Longpan Park, Houbihu Harbour, Chuhuo Fire, Hengchun, Kenting Night Market We woke up bright and early for our five hour trek at the Kenting and Sheding National Forest Recreation Areas. To get there, you have to turn into this road that is marked by a See my journey