Backpacking in Taiwan: Top 5 Sights in Anping

Backpacking in Taiwan: Top 5 Sights in Anping

It’s been such a long and crazy journey since my time backpacking in Taiwan, yet week after week I remind myself and pinch myself that I was really there. I think visiting Taiwan was the turning point in my travels. It was 2009 and though I’d been to China, Russia and Belarus before, it felt Read more about Backpacking in Taiwan: Top 5 Sights in Anping[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Taiwanese Hotpot at Hanlin Tea Rooms in Tainan, Taiwan

When I woke up this morning I had no idea what I would write about on Friday’s Featured Food as I have a long list of 200+ dishes/food types still to write up, so the only way to decide was to let you all dictate on my Facebook Page. After a vote, it was tied Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Taiwanese Hotpot at Hanlin Tea Rooms in Tainan, Taiwan[…]

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Backpacking in Taiwan: 17 Things to see and do in Xinying (or Shinying!)

Today is a long awaited overdue post. You will hear me mention the barely known city of Xinying (Shinying) in Taiwan a lot on here. Xinying? It’s easily in my top 10 cities from my travels, and I reckon it always will be, my trip backpacking in Taiwan in 2009 was a turning point and Read more about Backpacking in Taiwan: 17 Things to see and do in Xinying (or Shinying!)[…]

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10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet!

I use the Lonely Planet Guide Booksquite a lot when I travel and I like them. Usually they are correct, mostly they are useful but sometimes they are horrendously wrong and ill-informed. As soon as they go to press they are out of date, as prices go up, bus timetables change, visa regulations change etc. Read more about 10 Places I LOVE Which Aren’t Even In The Lonely Planet![…]

top 5 things to do in Chiayi Taiwan

Top 5 Things to do in Chiayi, Taiwan

OK, you might not have heard of Chiayi City in Taiwan. But that’s partly the reason for this post. I love going slightly off the beaten track and letting fellow travellers know of places that most travellers don’t go to. My Taiwan adventure in 2009 was inspired by a great travelling mate of mine Neil Read more about Top 5 Things to do in Chiayi, Taiwan[…]

Tapioca Tea in Taiwan

Thirsty Thursdays: Tapioca Tea in Shinying, Taiwan

First up readers, bloggers and internet users, I owe an apology but it ain’t my fault thankfully! Being a travel blogger is glammed up as being an awesome job and I do my best to make it sound double cool, but believe me that’s only because we only cover the good stuff – when we Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Tapioca Tea in Shinying, Taiwan[…]

Taiwanese style pork sandwich

Friday’s Featured Food: Taiwan Style Pork Sandwich

Today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes with a hint of sadness. It’s also another example  of life going full circle on me, again. Today was the last day I will have lunch in my favourite local sandwich shop in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong. This Taiwanese style sandwich shop has been my lunchtime haunt since I Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Taiwan Style Pork Sandwich[…]

Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys

As a traveller, long distance buses become a way of life and part of the travel routine. I personally love them – a great way to sit back, relax and let someone else drive you to your destination. Almost every bus journey I take becomes a real chance to see unique scenery from a distance. Read more about Top 5 Scenic Bus Journeys[…]

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