How to Get to Alishan in 2017: Prices and Recommendations

Alishan in Taiwan is a gorgeous national park in a mountain range that’s famous for its cherry blossoms and old train line. Despite being extremely famous, I’ve noticed that a lot of English websites are either woefully out-of-date when it comes to getting to Alishan, or they simply don’t provide enough information to make the … More How to Get to Alishan in 2017: Prices and Recommendations

Getting to Changhua and Lugang from Chiayi – A Day Trip

One of the prettiest towns in central Taiwan is only a short train and a bus ride from some of areas biggest cities. Take a day trip to explore beautiful old Lugang and the giant Buddha in Changhua. Taiwan has a tendency to knock old buildings down, and often “old towns” in Taiwan only stretch … More Getting to Changhua and Lugang from Chiayi – A Day Trip

6 Recommendations for a Weekend in Jiaoxi Hot Springs, Taiwan

Hot springs and waterfalls beckon enticingly from Jiaoxi, a city that’s only an hour’s bus ride from Taipei. If you find yourself on the way to Jiaoxi some weekend, then here’s what I recommend you check out on arrival, including a delicious cheap eat and a place to stay. 1. Get a fish pedicure There … More 6 Recommendations for a Weekend in Jiaoxi Hot Springs, Taiwan

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 … More How to Hike the Amazing Dakeng Trails in Taichung, Taiwan

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)