Following the Gods: Taiwan's Fong Pow Festival

Following the Gods: Taiwan's Fong Pow Festival

Get ready. Tape up. Put on your helmet. Grab your towel and some extra duct tape. It will be chaos. You will need all of it. What is Feng Pow? Taiwan’s Yan Shui Feng Pow Festival is one of the five most dangerous festivals in...
Camping Southern Taiwan: Rock Garden

Camping Southern Taiwan: Rock Garden

Southern Taiwan’s Rock Garden Campground Chances are, you don’t know about this place. Here, the morning wakes before the sun. There are sounds of nearby ocean waves, singing insects and barking dogs. This is a place where you can pitch a tent, make a fire,...
Toys in the Traffic

Toys in the Traffic

I think we all do this at some point. Driving in the car, sitting at a park, looking at people and wondering who they are, where are they going, what’s going on in their lives. How did they end up here, right now. On the...
How to Capture a Life: Mr Mung's Camera Shop

How to Capture a Life: Mr Mung's Camera Shop

Sunday afternoons are often a little slower here in Kaohsiung. People spend time at the parks, make leisurely dinners, or sit around to drink tea and play games.  But, if you find yourself peaking through the tarped doors at The Gushan (Everything on Earth and...
The Carvings of Time: San Yi Taiwan, Famous Wood Carvings of Asia

The Carvings of Time: San Yi Taiwan, Famous Wood Carvings of Asia

San Yi, Taiwan: The Wood Carving Kingdom of Asia Sun Yi is the Wood Carving Kingdom of Taiwan. It’s Located about an hour south of Taipei City, the capital of Taiwan. San Yi is a rule town in the northwestern mountains of Miaoli with a...
Lotus Pond Kaohsiung Travel Guide: Taiwan's Must See Destination

Lotus Pond Kaohsiung Travel Guide: Taiwan's Must See Destination

If you’re traveling Taiwan, Kaohsiung City (now, Taiwan’s third most populated) is a must see. Along with Pier 2 Art Area, and the Dome of light, visiting Lotus Pond Kaohsiung is a great way to spend the day. In the middle of a city life...
What to do in Kaohsiung: Pier 2 Art Center

What to do in Kaohsiung: Pier 2 Art Center

A Budget Friendly Day Trip If you’re visiting Kaohsiung there are many things to see such as the local day market, or Lotus Pond. There is also Kaohsiung Pier 2 Art Center is a place for travelers and backpackers to enjoy a different side of...
Things to do in Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Liuhe Night Market Games

Things to do in Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Liuhe Night Market Games

Grab a bubble milk tea or a Taiwan beer, pack your pockets with some spare NT and go to Kaohsiung’s Liuhe night market. Besides being a place eat some fresh seafood dishes, Liuhe night market offers an evening of some special night market games and...
To Travel Like Birds

To Travel Like Birds

Behind us, early Easter morning set onto Lotus Pond where people fished and played and sat on lonesome crowded benches. Behind us was the sound of scooters and pidgeons and a stream of a single low hum. A song the man knew well. A woman...
Taiwan Temple Dance: Gods of the Tao

Taiwan Temple Dance: Gods of the Tao

“We are the inheritors of that fire, It will never go out Whatever the age or system may be, Though it may keep dull company” -Farmer’s Song ,Wu Hsin-jung Tainan, Taiwan: May Jam Festival We first met them when Johan and I were walking to...
What to see while visiting Taipei, Taiwan: Jiufen Aerial, A Must See

What to see while visiting Taipei, Taiwan: Jiufen Aerial, A Must See

If you’re taking a trip to East Asia, you need to make a stop in Taiwan. Taiwan is becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in East Asia, and for good reasons. Book a cheap flight, and go! But, if you already know about...
Adopt-A-Pet: Eve's Dog Adoption Taiwan

Adopt-A-Pet: Eve's Dog Adoption Taiwan

There are black ones and tan ones. Ones with short hair, long hair, and one that looks like it has a little goatee. Some lay in the shade of the trees, some play and socialize and some are being leisurely walked around the park. Every...
Taiwan's Earthfest Revolutions: A Feast For Earthlings

Taiwan's Earthfest Revolutions: A Feast For Earthlings

They build the stages, and set up the artists. They gather the food vendors, and raise the tents. They set up for the predictable, and embrace what is the not so predictable.   Through the long days and late nights it takes to set up for...
Top 10 Taiwan Travel Tips and Tricks - An Insider's Guide

Top 10 Taiwan Travel Tips and Tricks - An Insider's Guide

Taiwan is a hidden gem of Southeast Asia and becoming more and more popular amongst travelers. It’s all too often left off the itinerary when planning a trip around Asia. But, it’s getting more attention from visitors every year and rightfully so. Taiwan has a...
What to do in Kenting Taiwan: White Sand Bay - Bai Sha Beach

What to do in Kenting Taiwan: White Sand Bay - Bai Sha Beach

With a combination of 16 years of Johan and I living in Taiwan, trust us, get out of the cities, go South, and explore some of the natural beauties Taiwan has to offer. Kenting is most famous for its National Park, but there are plenty...
What to do in Kaohsiung: Martyrs' Shrine, A Mirror of Time

What to do in Kaohsiung: Martyrs' Shrine, A Mirror of Time

It’s quiet here. We hear karaoke of old songs from the echoes of surrounding mountain common spaces. The plants and trees, the colors of red and blue and intricate carvings of symbols our eyes have become accustomed to seeing in our years in Taiwan. Kaohsiung...
Travel in Taiwan: Kaohsiung's Famous Dome of Light

Travel in Taiwan: Kaohsiung's Famous Dome of Light

There are plenty of things to do here in Kaohsiung when traveling or on vacation. Among Lotus Pond, Pier 2 Art Center and visiting the local markets, Kaohsiung’s world famous Dome of Light is something you should absolutely make time to see. This is Kaohsiung’s...
Vanlife Essentials: Taiwan Round Trip Packing Stuff

Vanlife Essentials: Taiwan Round Trip Packing Stuff

Nature is a wild thing. It is mirthless, and masterful. It does not care who you are or where you come from. In its eternal, it is beautiful.  But, unlike Chris McCandless, (you know…the book Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer. Famous for trecking into the...
The Bird Leading The Blind: Graveyard Swims

The Bird Leading The Blind: Graveyard Swims

Past the dragonfruit groves and the barking dogs and the bamboo that knock knock knocks around the bend of the stream, are the graveyard tombs stacked like little homes into the hillside. They face toward the ocean to watch the entertainment of waves and feel...
Travel Taiwan: Top 3 Things to do in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Travel Taiwan: Top 3 Things to do in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Kaohsiung Taiwan, the last big city before Kenting National Park, is a great place to spend 2-3 days when traveling Taiwan. But…what to do? When is the best time to visit? How do we get around? Here are the top 3 Things to do in...
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