Sun Moon Lake has been the Taiwan of my dreams. Ever since I set my gaze on pictures of it some years ago – of its placid waters, it’s lofty mountain ranges at the background which are softened by the descending fog, blanketting the base – it has always been on my mind. Continue reading Sun Moon Lake
Going to Sanxia was quite difficult than I expected. From the museum, I hiked all the way towards Sanying bridge which separates the towns of Yingge and Sanxia. But when I get to the bridge, I found out it’s not walkable for pedestrians so I went back to the bus stop outside Yingge museum, waiting for luck for the correct bus to arrive. Continue reading Blood and Tombs Festival
It was sunny and very humid, typical of a Vietnamese summer. The day before that, we arrived in Hue, the old capital of Vietnam, particularly of the Nguyen dynastic rule. The rest of the day we spent exploring the old forbidden city, the imperial city. It was nearest to where we stayed. This day, since we did not have an itinerary in mind, we went … Continue reading Hue, Nguyen Country
These stone formation have fancy names like “The Fairy Shoe”, “The Bee Hive”, “The Ginger Rocks” and “The Sea Candles”. The most famous formation according to the brochure is the “Queen’s Head” which is shaped like the bust of the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti and this shape has been the town’s logo and iconic landmark. Continue reading Yeliu’s Rocky Alien World
Decided to visit this quaint street in urban Taipei after seeing it being featured in an airline magazine. It says the street is known for its independent local shops, street food and vibrant visitors. Continue reading Taipei : Yongkang Street Food
This was my first time travelling alone in Taipei. On the first day, after a quick breakfast, I wormed my way to the nearest MRT station, went straight to TRA ticketing in the Main Station to buy a ticket going to Ruifang 瑞芳. Continue reading Spirited Away in Jiufen… Maybe Not?