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Prior to my trip to Taiwan, I had no idea that Hakka is one of Taiwan's largest ethnic minorities. Hakka is the other Chinese dialect I am comfortable with, besides Cantonese. I had thought that Taiwan is out of bounds for me due to my perceived language barrier, as I can't speak Mandarin or its ... continue reading »

For my 6D/5N trip to Taiwan last month, we put up at a different accommodation every night. The first hotel in Taiwan was City Suites Taoyuan Gateway (桃園城市商旅航空館). As our arrival was 7pm, and by the time we had dinner, it would be approximately 9pm, it was sensible to stay near the airport. Moreover, we were ... continue reading »

My very first meal in Taiwan was at this duck speciality eatery by the name of 斗六門當歸鴨麵線. We landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at about 7pm, so by the time we cleared immigration and claimed our luggage, it was dinnertime. Our driver picked us up and drove us to downtown Taoyuan for dinner. There were ... continue reading »

Ringggggg, ringggggggggg. the alarm clock shrilled. Time to wake up and get ready for the morning market! 'Twas only 6am but the market starts from as early as 6.30am, a great time for a traditional Taiwanese breakfast. At the morning market The YongLe Market is just a five-minute stroll from Tainan Fushin Hotel, which makes Fushin a ... continue reading »

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. And so, it was yet another early morning for us, checking out of Child Story (童年往事莊園民宿) at about 8.30am. The naked one As we did not opt for breakfast at Child Story, our choice venue for the first meal of the day was ... continue reading »

On Day 3, our first stop of the day was Shengxing Station, also in Sanyi Township, Miaoli County. In fact, this Taiwan tourist attraction is just 7 minutes' drive to the west from Zhou Ye Cottage. Rail tourism What makes Shengxing so popular is because it was built in 1908, which means it is 111 years old ... continue reading »

We were out the door first thing in the morning, after a scrumptious breakfast at the coffee house of City Suites Taoyuan Gateway, as we looked out from the windows to the fast trains on the Taiwan High Speed Rail that head to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. It was going to be full day on the ... continue reading »

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