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Snorkel at Cape Maeda

How to Snorkel at Cape Maeda and Blue Cave without joining a tour?

You don’t have to join a tour to snorkel in Okinawa. Oops, I’ve said it a few times, haven’t I? But it’s true. Today, I will share some tips on how to snorkel at Cape Maeda without joining a tour. You don’t have to pay guide fees or snorkel together with a big group of tourists. You set your own timing on how long you want to play with the fishes and enjoy the water off the East China …

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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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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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Yehliu Geopark

Taiwan North Coast Tour to Yehliu, Keelung & Miaokou Night Market! (Day 4 – pt 2)

After a morning spent exploring Shimen Wedding Plaza, Shimen Arch and Jinshan Old Street, the next destination was Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園) – my only must-go destination among the stops covered by Taipei North Coast Tour. Taipei North Coast Tour > Yehliu Geopark By the time the bus arrived at Jinshan Old Street – 45 minutes late, it was already 2.15pm. I didn’t reach Yehliu until 3pm as the bus was caught in a heavy traffic jam somewhere near …

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Shimen Arch Taiwan

Taiwan North Coast Shuttle Bus to Shimen Wedding Plaza, Shimen Arch and Jinshan Old Street (Day 4 – pt 1)

Day 4 of my Taiwan Solo Adventure would be about exploring the natural geographical wonders and attractions of Taiwan’s north coast, with the help of hop-on/hop-off Taiwan North Coast Shuttle Bus. Places such as such as Shimen Wedding Plaza (石門婚紗廣場), Shimen Arch (石門洞), Jinshan Old Street (金山老街) and Yeh Liu Geographical Park (野柳地質公園) would be covered. The day would conclude with a trip to Keelung (基隆) where I would savour delicious traditional snacks at one of Taiwan’s most …

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