Destination: Jiufen, Taiwan

Beautiful red lanterns of Jiufen (December 2014) Before I proceed, I will let you know that this post had been sitting in my blog drafts for over two years, almost three, at this point. I'd been meaning to write about Jiufen for so long and having it published at the end of the year (to … Continue reading Destination: Jiufen, Taiwan

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Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 2)

There was still much to see during our two-night stay in Hualien County-- although we had covered several places the day before, we had barely started to scratch the surface of what this eastern region of Taiwan had to offer. Hence, we were happy to have another full day ahead of us to explore more … Continue reading Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 2)

Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 1)

Outside of Taipei, the city (as well as county) of Hualien (花蓮) is a popular tourist destination, offering gorgeous national parks and beaches to hike, sail, and do just about anything outdoorsy for the nature-minded adventurer at heart. My family and I spent two full days covering the entire county (the biggest in Taiwan), exploring … Continue reading Destination: Hualien, Taiwan (Part 1)

Destination: Tainan, Taiwan

The former capital of Taiwan, the city of Tainan (臺南) is situated in the southwest of the country. Compared with other big cities like Taipei or Taichung, it's distinctive for being more rural, i.e. lush, vast landscapes that seem to stretch for miles and miles between towns. As a result, the surrounding areas of Tainan … Continue reading Destination: Tainan, Taiwan