Finally, after a 12-hour journey travelling from Singapore to Hualien and successfully gotten hold of our own private transport (scooter), it was time for our first proper meal in Hualien. There was no question about it – we would visit one of the most popular eating places in Hualien. Yes, that’s right, it’s none other than Hualien Dongdamen Night Market which would offer lots of street food options. Yay!!!?
Hualien Dongdamen Night Market
When we arrived at the highly-raved Hualien Dongdamen night market, it was practically a dead town. Yes, blame the rain! There were very few people around and half the stalls were closed. It must be the least happening night market I’ve ever been to in Taiwan.
- TIPS: If it’s raining in Hualien, you can probably give Hualien Dongdamen Night Market a miss.
If you like to find out how to rent a scooter in Hualien and enjoy the best-tasting Scallion Pancake (蔥油餅) in town, read on as I’ll spill all the tips and info. This post is part 2 of Day 1 Travelogue. So, if you haven’t read Part 1 on how we got from Taipei to Hualien, check them out first for better story flow. If you have, read on! ;)
Best Scallion Pancake (蔥油餅) in Hualien
Hello, everyone. This is the beginning of a new travelogue. I’ll be covering my 8 days trip to Eastern Taiwan and featuring attractions in Hualien, Luodong, Yilan, Shifen and more. As usual, my writing style is to share in-depth information, tips and logistics details to help those who intend to travel to Taiwan on free and easy. Ok, before I get distracted, let’s get this rolling. ;)
Typhoon Messed up Our Travelling Plans BIG BIG Time
By right, typhoon season should be over by late October. It was indeed over since the last typhoon had hit Taiwan a month before our arrival. However, the aftermath meant that many places we’d intended to go to were closed either due to rock falls, damage or repair works.… Read more
In this final post of my 10-day Philippines Tour, I’ll be sharing our short but very interesting journey getting from Cebu to Mactan Airport. You’ll also read tips that can help you save money and avoid the common taxi scams. In case you are looking for a hotel to stay in Cebu, you may also be interested to read my mini-review of Mandarin Plaza, Cebu. Read on!
Buffet Breakfast at Mandarin Plaza, Cebu
I was surprised that the buffet breakfast at 4-star Mandarin Plaza was held in a small and narrow area within the lobby. It would be alright if the food was good. Sadly, the food was mediocre even by my (low) standard.
Do you often break out from using BB cream? If you do, this review on Media BB Cream may be good news to you.
I’ve never really had much luck with BB cream. Most of them caused me to breakout even if the package stated ‘non-comedogenic’. This had included BB Creams from The Face Shop, Etude, Ettusais and more. It took me a while to find one that doesn’t and I’m going to share this review with you.
About Media BB Cream
Media is a brand under Kanebo, and the products are made in Japan. As with many Japanese brands such as Integrate, I was able to get them in Taiwan probably due to the proximity between the two countries.… Read more
Taiwan Local Tour Giveaway!
All you have to do is:
2) Tag 3 friends on IG with hashtags #RoundTaiwanRound and #myBeautyCravings
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The more you share/tag, the higher your chances of winning. Easy enough to win yourself a free tour?
About the Free Tour
This local tour giveaway is a 9-hour tour and covers Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen Old Street, Golden Waterfall and more. You can view the full itinerary by visiting RoundTaiwanRound’s website (click here).… Read more