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 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 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 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 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 6 [Hualien, Taipei]

​Taiwan Day 6 — Hualien, Taipei Puyuma train to Taipei, Maokong Gondola, sunset at Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail, Tonghua and Linjiang Night Markets This is a relatively short and easy day because we were exhausted from all the walking from the day before in Hualien. We booked a Puyuma train which would only take us 2 hours See my journey

Taiwan July 2016 [Day 7 & 8 — Taipei, Taoyuan]

Taiwan Day 7 & 8 — Taipei, Taoyuan Day 7 — Beitou (Ketagalan Museum, Beitou Hot Springs Museum, Thermal Valley), Danshui (Old Street, Chocolate Wonderland), Ningxia Night Market, Wellcome Supermarket Day 8 — Breakfast at Yonghe Beancurd 永和豆漿, super amazing toy store 東東玩具百貨, Yam Swiss Roll Shop 香帥蛋糕 誠品站前店, Taoyuan Airport — — — — — — — — — Day 7 We initially planned to visit Yangmingshan, but See my journey