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Things to do in Okinawa

20 Things to do in Northern Okinawa (Part 2)

Booked a ticket to Okinawa already? If you are looking for things to do in Northern Okinawa, you have come to the right place. In our recent trip, we covered all corners of Okinawa Main Island and will be sharing touristy attractions as well as those off the beaten path. This post continues from Part 1 and will share a summary of what we did from Day 5 to Day 9 where we based ourselves in Northern …

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Teapot Mountain

Hiking Teapot Mountain in Taiwan, plus Nanya and Yin Yang Sea on Day 6 (pt 1)

Hiking Teapot Mountain was the highlight of Day 6 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour. In fact, there were so many attractions located along Northeastern Coast of Taiwan that our initial plan was to set off from Luodong at 4am. What? Such ungodly hours! Why so early? If you stay till the end of this story, you would probably suggest that we set off earlier. Other than hiking Teapot Mountain, we also visited Bitou, Nanya, Yin Yang Sea …

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Wufengchi Waterfall

Chasing waterfalls at Wufengchi and Yuemeikeng in Eastern Taiwan (Day 5)

Day 5 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour would be an adventurous one filled right to the brim with activities ranging from chasing waterfalls at Wufengchi and Yuemeikeng, to visiting museum, eating seafood caught fresh from the fishing harbor and more. Join me as we explore attractions around Yilan and Luodong of Eastern Taiwan and see how we got lost in some. Renting a Car in Eastern Taiwan Remember how we struggled in the rain riding our …

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Qingshui Cliff

Explore Wenshan Hot Spring and Qingshui Cliff in Eastern Taiwan! (Day 3 – pt 2)

Would a great start to Day 3 of our 8-Day Eastern Taiwan Tour continue into the second half? Read on and check out the state of Wenshan Hot Spring which was officially closed to the public but still visited by many. We would also visit one of the eight wonders of Taiwan – Qingshui Cliff and do a DIY Night-Tour of Hualien City.  Would you take a Dip in Muddy Wenshan Hot Spring? (3.40pm) After completing the gorgeous Lushui Trail, we rode …

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Lushui Trail

Best hike of Taroko Gorge was at Lushui Trail! (Day 3)

What a wonderful day on Day 3 of our Eastern Taiwan Tour! That was probably the first day we actually enjoyed ourselves. Lovely sunshine and beautiful hike at Taroko National Park, what more could we ask for? In fact, the best hike we had in this trip was at Lushui Trail (綠水步道)! It was so stunningly beautiful you have to read this post, okay?   Bright and Sunny Day in Hualien, Taiwan  (7am) After a rather torturous …

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Chisingtan Beach

Exploring Shakadang Trail and Chisingtan Beach of Eastern Taiwan (Day 2 – pt 2)

What a morning of Day 2 that saw us getting “bullied” by Taroko Gorge! Would the afternoon of Day 2 be kinder and offer us a respite from the persistent typhoon-rain? The short answer is ‘No!’. Nevertheless, the fearsome Taroko Gorge would still reward us with a spectacular and one-of-a-kind type of scenery that most tourists would miss. I’ll also show you how pretty Chisingtan beach was. Read on.  Sneaking into Swallow Grotto Trail (燕子口) Remember how we …

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Taroko Gorge on rainy day

Taroko Gorge on a Rainy Day (Day 2)

Here’s what we did on Day 2 of Eastern Taiwan tour – we explored Taroko Gorge! The whole day was dedicated to this immensely-popular gorge in Taiwan. In fact, that was the reason why we were here in Hualien in the first place. I’m not sure why some would dedicate just a few hours to Taroko Gorge. Honestly, a few hours could only touch the surface, i.e. the “touristy” portion. If you have a choice, get your own …

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Puka Beach

Boracay Island Hopping Tour (Day 8 – pt 2)

After an early morning session of helmet diving when we had the opportunity to walk on seabed of Boracay, what’s coming up next would be to continue with another tour – Boracay Island Hopping Tour. This tour on Day 8 of our Philippines 10-Day Tour would bring us to Crystal Cove, Crocodile Island and Puka Beach. Note: I’ve been slow in documenting my Philippines Tour due to the current instability in the country and was pondering if I should …

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