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First Impressions of Taiwan

First Impressions of Taiwan

My first impressions of Taiwan. Touchdown, the screeching thud of wheels smashing back into the earth, and an overwhelming sense of relief were my first sessions on my arrival in Taiwan. Having survived yet another AirAsia jaunt. That and the insatiable heat that made Kuala Lumpur seem like a frosty morning in March. Passing through the easy passport control and buying myself an unlimited SIM data card, Taiwan has ridiculously fast mobile internet, I found myself rather overdressed and dumped…

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5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

5 Reasons You Want To Go To Asia…

When you ask a youngish adult where they want to go travelling too, frequently South East Asia springs forth from their lips, whether it’s the temples of Siem Reap or the islands of Thailand. It doesn’t matter if you are from Europe, Australia or America, Asia seems to be first on the list. Here though, with a bit of help from age-old colonist, I’ll try and put a definitive answer on why so many young folks head out east. 1….

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Disasters and Beauty at Sun Moon Lake

Disasters and Beauty at Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake is one of the top sights to see in Taiwan , though it’s rather tricky to get to, and in the wrong hands, it can be rather painful, especially when one forgets which brakes are the front ones! I was relaxing in the rather industrial city of Taichung, a great city to get a real feel for the Taiwanese way of life, as there are very few travellers if any, there. My really rather simple plan, in…

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Vising Taiwan

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Vising Taiwan

Taiwan is a country of contrasts, far away from the legendary banana and pancake trail, it’s a fabulously mysterious island, with a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese culture, here are the 5 things I wish I had known before visiting Taiwan. 1. Taiwan Is Not China Yes, this might seem obvious, Taiwan is not in anyway connected to mainland China, but they both speak Mandarin and have wonderful countryside and high-speed trains that crisscross the country, so you can…

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How to Spend Three Weeks in Taiwan

How to Spend Three Weeks in Taiwan

So, you’ve decided to spend three weeks in Taiwan, excellent decision, I bet you’re now wondering exactly what to do while you’re there. Well, wonder no more, for I am here to help, and hinder, though mainly to hinder. With three weeks to spare the best route is the great circle route, that’s not its official name. I thought it was great, and it is, in fact, a circle, so I came up with the name great circle route, yes,…

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