How to Hike the Amazing Dakeng Trails in Taichung, Taiwan

Calling all thrill-seekers! Does it take a precipice, a trail of logs, and only a thin rope dividing the two to get your adrenaline going? Well, then read and find out to experience the amazing Dakeng trails of Taichung, Taiwan. How to get there To get to the Dakeng trails, stay the night in Taichung…

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…

A Worth-It and Not-Worth-It Day Trip from Taipei, Taiwan

A few weeks ago, I took a four-day holiday in Taipei. I love the city. There is so much food to choose from, so many sights to see, and so many places to shop. Taipei is also conveniently located for a variety of day trips. During the long weekend I took two, one of which…

14 Best Balcony and Rooftop Restaurants and Bars in Hanoi

Sometimes the best way to see the city is by getting above it all, and in Hanoi, where noise and traffic can be a bit overwhelming at times, getting above the traffic line can be an inspiring move. Here are the top ten balconies and rooftops in Hanoi. 1. Xoi Yen There’s also a great…

10 Easy Day Trips from Taitung, Taiwan

Most people know about Lyudao and Lanyu, the islands off Taiwan’s East Coast, but what you might not know is that Taitung isn’t only a jumping off point for the islands. It’s also got some great scenery in its own right, all accessible within a few easy bus rides. First Stop: Taitung Bus Station The…

10 Places to See by Scooter in Kenting, Taiwan

While Kenting does have taxis and buses, the best way by far to see the southern tip of Taiwan is by electric scooter. From beaches, to cliffs, to National Parks, there’s plenty to see with the help of two wheels in Kenting. An electric scooter can be rented without a license in Kenting (although ID…

1-Day Itinerary of Taitung, Taiwan

Taitung isn’t really a good place for a long vacation unless you’re using it as a base camp to visit more interesting sights along the East Coast of Taiwan, but one day in Taitung is perfect for seeing the sights the city itself has to offer. If you’ve got a day in sleepy Taitung and…

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…

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…

15 Unique Things to do in Hanoi

Hanoi is a gorgeous cultural and culinary mecca, but if you look at a guidebook, you often find the same handful of activities to do over and over again: go to the temples, go to the markets, eat street food. All of those things are must do’s in Hanoi, but if you’re looking for something…