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The Rainbows Of Yangmingshan

Our Day 2 is planned out to explore the northern mountainous area of Taipei by hiking the Mt. Qixing Trail of the Yangmingshan National Park. We allotted plenty of time for the hike and estimated that as long as we Read more…


The Colorful Hues Of ZhongShe Flower Market

Our third stop in Taichung and ranked in Trip Advisor as the #1 thing to do in Houli, ZhongShe Flower Market is a treat for flower enthusiasts or if you think you’ll enjoy looking at the colorful and vibrant sea Read more…


The Path To Whang Od

Our journey to meeting Whang Od , also known as Maria Oggay, was several years in the making. I first came to know of Apo Whang Od (pronounced Fang-od) in a YouTube video I saw of tattoo hunter floating around Read more…


The Amazing Dajia Mazu Temple in Taichung

Our next stop in Taichung was the marvelous temple called the Dajia Mazu temple. Also known as the Dajia Jenn Lann temple, it is a place of worship dedicated to the Chinese sea-goddess, Mazu (mother ancestor), arguably Taiwan’s most popular deity. Just like Read more…


Xinshe Castle: A Fairy Tale Castle in Taichung

The first stop for our Taichung Leg is Xinshe Castle. Also known as the ‘Summit Resort’, Xinshe Castle is a European-style medieval-themed fort in the mountainous area of Taichung. It’s literally a fairy-tale fantasy castle come to life.  🏰 The place Read more…


Chasing Rainbows: Taichung’s Rainbow Village

Rainbow Vilage

Taichung’s Rainbow Village was actually a residential area where people used to live. Located in Nantu District in Taichung, Taiwan ~ Rainbow village was one of the many dedicated military housing scattered across Taiwan. These temporary houses was established when Chiang Read more…


Day One: Taipei 101 And Sun Yat Sen Memorial

The Sun Yat Sen Memorial

As most budget airline passengers entering Taiwan from the Philippines, we arrived early morning at Tao-yuan airport. Some people, probably waiting for their flights or for the MRT to open, were sleeping on most of the airport’s seating area and Read more…


Kiwi Express Hotel, Taichung Station II

Kiwi Express Hotel

Around 10 minutes walk from the Taichung Railway Station, the Kiwi Express hotel in Taichung offers free breakfast, free WiFi all throughout the premises and modern amenities. You can get a dorm-room accommodation for as low as 650 pesos a Read more…


Backpacker’s Inn ~ Taipei, Taiwan

Backpacker's Inn Taipei

Just a stone’s throw away from the National Museum and Peace Park, Backpacker’s Inn~Taipei hostel offers free continental breakfast, wifi, and dorm accommodations. This hostel is much closer to walk to Ximending Night Market and I find their staff very Read more…


Mr. Lobster’s Secret Den Hostel

Mister Lobster Den's Hostel

We stayed at Mr. Lobster’s Secret Den Design hostel for our first 3 nights in Taipei. Centrally located in the city and around 10-20 minutes walk from the Taipei Main station, Mr. Lobster’s Den Hostel offers free continental breakfast daily and Read more…


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