As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei, is a diverse and thriving city with a population of almost 3 million people. The modern metropolis is a hub of cultural, technological, economic, and political significance. From the gurgling hot springs of Beitou to the busy, energetic nightlife, Taipei is filled with excitement and adventure around every corner […]
Taiwan Travel Guide
Oh the food!
Taiwan to me is a cleaner, friendlier, and more sophisticated version of Asia. It may be a small island but there is much to see all around from Jiufen, Taroko Gorge, and the capital city of Taipei. What does it for me though is just how good the food is here. I would totally spend the whole day exploring the night markets and munching on snacks along the way if I could!
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Guest post by Joshua Samuel Brown Written originally for Topics Magazine in Taiwan, this version of “Four Stages” contains additional unpublished material specifically for Going Awesome Places. Original version is also on Joshua Samuel Brown’s blog. Childhood: Consequence-Free Dining at the Night Market Will was on assignment in Taiwan, one of a group of bloggers, […]
There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of running off of a mountain-side, feeling of your feet dangling in the air, and seeing the countryside zoom beneath you. Paragliding has long been on my bucket list but was always something that eluded me because every time I tried to fit it in last minute, it was […]
High up in the mountains of Taiwan is a forest filled with old world charm and mystic atmosphere. Featuring sacred trees, zen spaces, green valleys, world-class sunrises, Japanese-built trains, and seas of cloud hugging high-altitude peaks, the Alishan National Scenic Area is a must-visit destination when planning your trip around this island nation. As a […]
Taiwan is known by many names but perhaps the most memorable one is Formosa. Now that sounds a bit odd but it was in fact coined by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century. Ilha Formosa directly translates to “Beautiful Island” and they sure got it right. Between the energy of the dynamic urban cities, bustling of the […]
May I be so bold in saying that Taiwan should be on everyone’s “must-travel-to” list? It’s a country that everyone’s heard of but when you start exploring the entire island, you realize how unexpectedly off-the-beaten path it is. In this sweet potato-shaped country, all it takes is a bit of unfolding to reveal a bursting […]
These are the things you need to know before embarking on an epic adventure out to Asia as I did in 2012. Brace yourself though. It’s a lot of information and I’ve tried to summarize and organize it as best as I can. This is my own take on things I learned, things I wish […]
Summarizing my amazing trip to Asia with fully detailed itineraries A lot of you have asked for just a summary of everything I did this summer so I thought I’d slap together the itinerary into one article to make it easier to consume and disseminate. Make sure you click on each of the headers to get […]