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A Rude Shock: Book Hotels Early if Traveling to Major Taiwan Cities over the New Year (Plus AsterSpring-Dermalogica Workshop)

I totally switched off from social media and blogging over the weekends because I’d received a rude shock – Taipei and Taichung hotels are up to five times more expensive during New Year’s Eve and New Year 2019. At time of writing (a full seven weeks prior to New Year 2019), many good accommodations are already fully booked. Even Airbnb units that often priced themselves low at $20 to $40 also inflated the price such that a …

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Shifen Waterfall

Touristy Shifen Waterfall and Shifen Old Street (Day 6 pt 2)

What’s next after our hottest-ever mountain-hiking experience in the morning? In the afternoon of Day 6, we would drive to Shifen and visit Shifen waterfall and Shifen Old Street. Shifen must be one of the most touristy places in Taiwan. People – tourists and locals alike – come here to release sky lanterns, hoping their wishes would come true. Read on and I’ll also share why Shifen Old Street left me feeling unimpressed. Stay till the end and you’ll …

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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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Taiwan 8 Days Itinerary

Taiwan 8 Days Itinerary as a Solo Female Traveller

How easy is it to travel to Taiwan as a solo female traveler? In this post, I’ll share with you my Taiwan 8 Days Itinerary and how I did it on free and easy. No group tours. No taxis. No engaged drivers. Just public buses, trains and my reliable pair of legs. I think that’s the best way to get to learn about a country and their way of life. You can do it too because Taiwan …

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Around Yilan (Day 5) (1)

Around Yilan on Day 5 – Jiaoxi, Daxi Fishing Harbor, Lanyang Museum, Mr Brown Castle and Jimmy Park

We had just chased a few waterfalls around Yilan in the morning. Here are a few more attractions around Yilan to complete our itinerary for the day. Our afternoon would be filled with family-friendly attractions such as Jiaoxi Hot Springs, Lanyang Museum, Mr Brown Castle Cafe and Jimmy Park. Read on and I’ll also show you our amazing seafood experience at Daxi Fishing Harbor. Let’s go!   Freshening up at Jiaoxi Hot Springs Park If you didn’t already …

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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 …

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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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Dr Morita Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask

Review of Dr Morita Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mask | A Love-Hate relationship

  Ok, I admit that I wanted so badly to love Dr Morita Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mask simply because it is a mask made in Taiwan. For those who have been following my Taiwan Travelogue, you would have known how much I love Taiwan. So, I guess there was user bias right from the beginning. But don’t worry, I try not to let this affect the review (the keyword is TRY…LOL). Now, the thing is, I did …

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