Travel Blogs from Taipei, Taiwan

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Donkey Free Air, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Donkey Free Air

A travel blog entry by travel_buddy

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... we were totally disappointed until we realized that the tray was only the pre-meal tray. Breakfast was great. We landed in Taipei, which has beautiful lush green mountains and stunning golf courses. Almost made me want to take up golf. Beers in the ...

Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Taiwan

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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A Much Needed Break in Taipei We decided to extend our stay in Taiwan for a few extra nights as we felt we needed to rest, recuperate and plan before heading over to Japan. I wasn't expecting much from Taipei, but was pleasantly surprised by the city! ...

Chinese newyear, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Chinese newyear

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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... so each of us could go their own ways. But unfortunately our first stop was the central train station of Taipei to admire the food court. Yes Taiwan trips are all about food. And I must say, the food is magnificent, especially the delicious pastries and ...

Return to Taipei from Green Island by ship + train, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Return to Taipei from Green Island by ship + train

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... and begins to chew. He smiles at me and offers me a betel nut, which I can avoid, saying: " Taiwan chewing gum".  At 9:00 pm we arrive in Taipei main station! Short bus ride and " Honey, I'm home ! " MY PLAN HAS BEEN TO CONTINUE TO ...

Long and cold walk to Chilan, Chilan, Taiwan travel blog

Long and cold walk to Chilan

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... a western mountain hut with open fire or a heater, think again - nothing at all, and that's pretty usual in Taiwan. Inside and outside is almost the same temperature minus the wind and rain. So the hot chicken soup came in really handy. ...

Undecided which route to take: Walk to Luodong, Luodong, Ylan County, Taiwan travel blog

Undecided which route to take: Walk to Luodong

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Song Luo - No 7 minor road - country roads 46,30,33 - No.7 - Luodong - Wujie Total Distance: 24km Altitude up: 300m Altitude down: 300m Waking up is not easy after this slightly restless night - but at least still alive!  I have my ...

A detour to Galahe, Galahe, Taiwan travel blog

A detour to Galahe

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... and tastes tickle my taste buds in a way I have never tasted before. Their children have two Yunan/ Thai food restaurants in Taipei ( Neihu and Shisze ). I clear all plates, although this is not very polite, but now the satisfaction of my taste buds ...

Next:The mountains-Tapei to Fushan/Atayal tribe, Fushan Taipei County, Taiwan travel blog

Next:The mountains-Tapei to Fushan/Atayal tribe

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... this trail ends at the triple waterfall Wa Wa Gu  - shall have the most health promoting ions of all waterfalls in Taiwan - I feel something, yes I feel younger, rejuvinated ), then I switch back to the road. A group of aboriginies sitting in front ...

First leg of my walk - the remote Matsu islands, Peikan, Matsu, Taiwan travel blog

First leg of my walk - the remote Matsu islands

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... still many houses are empty, a lot of houses and walkways have been restored with their original character - congratulation! Taiwan as a whole needs more of this preservation of the history. Cinbi has been the richest village in Beigan ...

Prayers for ghost month, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Prayers for ghost month

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Just a short entry in between. It is ghost month and prayers are held everywhere and by many different groups, such as temples, shops, offices, companies and neighborhood communities. The photos in the attached photo album are from a neighborhood ...

Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan - an introduction, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan - an introduction

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... Island) - The pingpu or plains dwelling indigenous people    ĀĚKavalan (Han, Hulien)    ĀĚKetagalan (Taipei. Tamsui, Keelung, Taoyuan)    ĀĚLuilang (Taipei, Sungshan, Hsinchuang, Panchiao, Talungtong)    ...

The heat gets too much - return to Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

The heat gets too much - return to Taipei

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... ( F16, Mirage, IDF fighter jets ) on a stretch of the freeway designated for such events.  I arrive in Taipei at 20:30pm, almost 11 hours after I took the first bus. My next stretch I will walk will be the Southern Cross ...

How I planned my route, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

How I planned my route

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... for a good reason: the Chinese and Taiwanese life, culture and history are best experienced here, in places like Taipei, Tamsuei,  Kaohsiung, Taitung, the old capital Tainan, Lukang , Meinung and so on. Timing: Perhaps you ...

My next portion: Ylan - Song Luo, Ylan County, Taiwan travel blog

My next portion: Ylan - Song Luo

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Taipei ( train ) - Ylan - Song Luo Total Distance: 12 km Altitude: 0m Five days of rain were enough. Since yesterday the sun has shown its brightest side and that's a good reason to continue my walk. Bus to train station, train to ...

Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Taipei

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... blocks away however the real Taiwan takes over. The spit polish gleam goes away and the reality chaos of Taiwan comes out. There are areas in Taipei geared to tourists. Although night markets are a very common part of Taiwanese culture, the "Snake ...

Arrived safely in Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Arrived safely in Taipei

A travel blog entry by suzettesp

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I found a free Internet cafe in the airport in Taipei, so I figured I'd kill a little bit of my layover and drop a quick note to let you know that I've arrived safely.  Surprisingly the flight here was really great.  I got a window seat, and the ...

Fushan to Shang Baling old trail, Shang Baling, Taiwan travel blog

Fushan to Shang Baling old trail

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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Route: Fushan - La La Shan - Shang Baling Total Distance: 28 km Altitude up: 1.300m ( highet point 1.710m ) Altitude down: 500m It's 5:00 am, the alarm clock of Joe's mobile phone rings - really already time to wake up? It's still dark and it ...

First stage of walk around the main island Taiwan, Jingtong, Taipei County, Taiwan travel blog

First stage of walk around the main island Taiwan

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... footpaths were used to transport tea. Its now popular for tea culture and viewing the night scenery of Taipei )  and Chinan Gung Taoist temple, one of Taiwan's main Taoist temples. My way leads me for kilometers through a grave yard covering ...

Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Taipei

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... of a lie in. Met up with them at 10am and headed off to train station to go and see the tallest building in the world, Taipei 101. We knew we needed to head towards the city hall so got our tickets and boarded the MRT. However it quickly dawned on us ...

To Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

To Taipei

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... 4 TV channels to choose from, all crap, so I turned to MP3 player land and tried to sleep. Again it didn't happen. Arriving in Taipei was pretty exciting for me. Having spent 4 days in a sleepy town in the south, the bright lights of Taipei started to ...

Climbing Mountains, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Climbing Mountains

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... 20 minutes drive uphill all the way. When we stepped out the taxi it was about 10C cooler than in central Taipei. I was wearing shorts, t-shirt and sandals. Perhaps not the best clothes when climbing mountains. Particularly when the cloud was ...

The Second China, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

The Second China

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... shoveled our backpacks out the cargo door- they seem to be getting heavier as we travel). All that said we found Taiwan, and Taipei in particular, to be well worth a few days of exploration. The island has an indigenous population that goes back hundreds ...

"Please Please Me"

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... the deluxe suite at the Waikoloa Hotel at around just AUD$75 a night. (That is in fact the basic room.)  It's the Taipei equivalent of the birthing suite with ADSL, tassles, brocade and marble added. I might not come out of here until discharged in ...

Taiwan - what's to know, and who I am, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Taiwan - what's to know, and who I am

A travel blog entry by kurtmult

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... the Religious Life of Taipei" by Mark Caltonhill, published by ' Department of  Information ', Taipei City Government in December 2002. Safety Taiwan, though not without crime, is definitely one of  the safest places anywhere in ...

The Greatest Hits of ..., Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

The Greatest Hits of ...

A travel blog entry by jbushie

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... shop and a local temple. The museum is listed as a must-see as it contains many priceless Chinese antiquities brought to Taiwan for safekeeping but never returned. With only an hour to cover three floors, we could only cruise along exhibits and case ...

Eating Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Eating Taiwan

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... . Now that's far East. It's wonderful to walk around after sitting on my arse flying half way around the world, literally. Taipei has a very modern airport with all the amenities you'd find in any major western city unless you land at 5am before anything ...

Walking and Eating, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Walking and Eating

A travel blog entry by rcys

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... is cheap especially for an Asian city, but there sure is a lot of great food you can get quickly instead of burgers and stuff. The New Taiwan Dollar comes in various sizes, mostly a $1.50 coin, a $3 bill, a $15 bill, and a $30 bill as it translates to ...

China- Hong Kong - Taipeh - Amsterdam - Prague, Taipeh, Taiwan travel blog

China- Hong Kong - Taipeh - Amsterdam - Prague

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... in which this nutter on the move nearly misses his flight... It wasn't quite over yet. Just getting on the nighttrain in Guilin that would whisk me to Shenzhen on the Hong Kong border in time for my flight home was just too simple. So I overstayed ...

Taiwan Part 5, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Taiwan Part 5

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... But I met some interesting expats at the hostel; among others, an American teaching in Japan, and a Kiwi who teaches in Taiwan. We swapped stories about working conditions, just as I'd done with Matt, and found there to be significant differences between ...

Skipping back across the Pacific, Taipei, Taiwan travel blog

Skipping back across the Pacific

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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A fitting end to the Asia cycle with a repeat of hours spent wandering (and getting lost) in the giant Taipei ...

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