Jonny Blair recommending wearing sun cream on your travels

Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Sun Cream

Today’s Tuesday’s Travel Essentials concentrates on sun cream. Yes I call it “sun cream” but you might also know it as any one of the following: – sunscreen – sun lotion – sun block – sun tan lotion – sun oil Call it what you want, it’s pretty essential for us as we jaunt around Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Sun Cream[…]

How to get a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa

How to get a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa

So you have an inkling that you might move to Asia to find work, but you have no idea where to start? Why not try Hong Kong? Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa s are available for citizens of certain countries aged between 18 and 30. It could be you! Hong Kong is an amazingly busy, Read more about How to get a Hong Kong Working Holiday Visa[…]

Fujian Bus Trip: Shuyang Town to Xiamen

  There’s something dreamy to me about China and Taiwan. It’s a bit hard to explain. It’s like you’re stepping into another world. I haven’t found the same type of feeling on anywhere else on my travels, not even Hong Kong or Macao. Both of which are to a political extent under the rule of Read more about Fujian Bus Trip: Shuyang Town to Xiamen[…]

Backpacking in Bali, Indonesia: Ulun Danu: Temple On The Lake

So to the dreamy Ulun Danu, a pretty pagoda temple situated on this lake in northern Bali, Indonesia. I had seen postcards of it before I went there and was intrigued. There was an entrance fee of 10,000 Rupees to enter. I was there with my Brazilian mate Rodrigo as part of a day long Read more about Backpacking in Bali, Indonesia: Ulun Danu: Temple On The Lake[…]

Jonny Blair at Tiansiang mountain village in Taiwan

Backpacking in Taiwan: Tiansiang. Special.

Before we even went to Tailuga, I had read and heard about “Tiansiang”, what appeared to me to be the “heart of Taroko Gorge”, situated bang in the middle of the massive National Park, this enclave put to shame previous wee villages I’d been in. Vaduz, Serravalle and Groomsport won’t last quite as long in Read more about Backpacking in Taiwan: Tiansiang. Special.[…]

Jonny Blair Don't Stop Living at Taroko Gorge

Backpacking in Taiwan: Touring Taroko Gorge, Tailuga

It’s a mystery how this place isn’t called “Taroko Gorge” or even “Taroko”, as the signs on the roads clearly say (in English) and as the entrance wall obviously states. But I’m sorry don’t say “Taroko Gorge” to any Taiwanese person. They’ll have a blank look on their faces and they’ll not have a clue Read more about Backpacking in Taiwan: Touring Taroko Gorge, Tailuga[…]

Jonny Blair the travelling northern irishman in Kenting

Backpacking in Taiwan: Kenn Ding/Kenting

The day trip to Kenting was planned for our second Sunday in Taiwan. Kenting is a massive national park on the south coast of the island, which includes nature trails, beaches and a small village, called Kenting. Yet pronounced “Kenn Ding”, somehow once again the Chinese Mandarin was slightly lost in translation when it got Read more about Backpacking in Taiwan: Kenn Ding/Kenting[…]

southern most tip of Taiwan - Jonny Blair in Eluanbi

The Lighthouse Family – Eluanbi and The Southern Most Tip of Taiwan…

The trip to Eluanbi started from the town centre of Kenting. We wanted to go and visit the Lighthouse in Eluanbi and also go to the furthest southern tip of Taiwan while we had the chance. The chance was seized as we hopped on till a 17 or an 88 bus (for 22 dollars), which Read more about The Lighthouse Family – Eluanbi and The Southern Most Tip of Taiwan…[…]

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