Cafe-hop In 1 Of Taipei’s Oldest Districts – Dadaocheng 到台北古老大稻埕街区的特色咖啡馆趴趴走

Besides venturing to scenic places, I also enjoy cafe-hopping these days, as you may already know. 😉 Having read about the many interesting cafes in Taipei prior to the trip, I was itching to check them out. While cafes along Yongkang Street & Huashan Creative Park are trendy places known by both locals & foreigners,…

Taitung Private Tour Day 3: Soaking In Chenggong Township’s Wonders (II) 台东包车游第三天:成功镇热门、私房打卡景点通杀(II)

The rain was still going strong after we had our lunch & prepared to leave Chenggong Fishing Port. Nevertheless, the tour had to go on. Just a 10-min drive up north, was our next destination – Pisirian. 午餐后要离开成功渔港时,雨势丝毫没有减弱的迹象。既然老天爷想怎么样不在我们的控制范围,就不要去烦恼了吧。仅10分钟的车程往北走,我们就抵达下一个景点——比西里岸。 Pisirian is a simple Amis tribal village and its name means “goat-herding” in the tribal language. Located…

Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Part 3: Hidden Gems in Yanping & Luye Township 台东包车游第一天:延平及鹿野乡寻幽探秘记

The rain became heavier as we left the charming Chishang Township in the northern part of Taitung County back south towards Luye Township. Most travellers who have heard of Luye Township would probably know it because of the popular annual hot-air balloon festival every July at Luye Gaotai. But no, we weren’t going to try…

Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Part 2: Wandering Through Chishang’s Paddy Fields 台东包车游第一天-池上田园好风光

Following the morning tour in Beinan Township, we proceeded to Chishang Township, about an hour’s drive (about 46 km) north of Shanli village. Best known as the hometown of rice, Chishang is 1 of the popular tourist attractions of Huadong Valley. The agricultural township produces the most renowned quality of rice in Taiwan, & Chishang…

Taitung Private Tour Day 1 Morning: Exploring Beinan Township 台东包车游第一天-卑南乡·山里走一回

As mentioned in earlier post, Taitung County’s public transportation is limited due in part to its geographical location, sandwiched between the Central Mountain range & ocean. As such, we booked a 3-day private tour with driver to explore the mystical county. Private tours seemed to cost more in this part of Taiwan compared to the…