Zhunan: How to Get to a Beach on the West Coast in Taiwan

For an island, it can sometimes be surprisingly difficult to find nice beaches in Taiwan. Don’t come to Taiwan expecting to find Thailand-level ocean paradise, especially if you’re going to be living in the middle or on the West Coast. However, there are a couple of beaches even in the West, that can help you … More Zhunan: How to Get to a Beach on the West Coast in Taiwan

How to Hike and See Monkeys in Ershui, Taiwan (Fongbo Trails or Songboling Trails)

An excellent, but lesser-known hike in central Taiwan is located just outside of Ershui. The hike has mountain-views, tea houses, temples, and monkeys, so read on to learn how to hike in lovely Ershui. Get to Ershui: Ershui has a train station, so its really easy to reach the small mountain-side town. I took the … More How to Hike and See Monkeys in Ershui, Taiwan (Fongbo Trails or Songboling Trails)

Transferring Money Home: Practical Advice for Living in Taiwan

One of the challenges of moving to a new country, is that often you’ll still have bills to pay back home: student loans, car payments, etc. So how do you get the money you’ve made in Taiwan, back to your hometown (in my case, America). Here are all the options, downfalls, charges, and what I’ve … More Transferring Money Home: Practical Advice for Living in Taiwan

From Best to Worst: A Weird and Wonderful Taipei Food Tour

Taiwan has some of the best and the grossest food I’ve ever tried, and I’m still determined to create my ultimate top ten list of Taiwanese foods, so this Saturday I took an 11 AM gastronomic adventure all around Taipei with Taipei Eats. The food started out gently in a local Taipei wet market with … More From Best to Worst: A Weird and Wonderful Taipei Food Tour