Speaking Through Rivers: The Humans of Gushan Day Market

Speaking Through Rivers: The Humans of Gushan Day Market

The days are long and humid in the summers of Taiwan. The rivers swell with rain, changing the color of the landscape to shadows of blue and immodest green. At the time of day that air turns cool but concrete stays warm, the birds swarm...
The Day After The Typhoon: A Photo Essay

The Day After The Typhoon: A Photo Essay

Under the champaign fog of the summer afternoon, a weightless cloud seeped through beachside huts and over the stillness of temples. It flowed up the mountains and down Jiou Rou Street, spinning off into open windows, swirling around the people drinking their evening tea.  It...
Climbing Mountains: Travel Chiayi, The Largest Reservoir in Taiwan, Dapu Lakeside Park

Climbing Mountains: Travel Chiayi, The Largest Reservoir in Taiwan, Dapu Lakeside Park

An Accidental View: Dapu Lakeside Park We sat on top of a mountain watching the lights from the sleepy village of Dapu flicker on below us. Night mist rolled over the green and as we wondered how exactly we ended up here. Still, we don’t...
What To Do In Taiwan: The Kaohsiung Gushan Water Hike

What To Do In Taiwan: The Kaohsiung Gushan Water Hike

So, you explored the big city of Taipei, drank some bubble milk tea in Taichung, visited the largest body of water in Tainan, and have made it down the island to Kaohsiung. Besides the must sees in Kaohsiung like the Dome of Light, Pier 2...
Travel Southeast Asia, Taiwan: What You Need To Know Before You Come

Travel Southeast Asia, Taiwan: What You Need To Know Before You Come

We’re Johan and Bianca We have been living and traveling in Taiwan with a combination of 15 years. Together we, along with our dog Thula, bring you the beauty of a life of travel, personally curated by us. One night in the rain, a vanbuild,...
Chinese New Year Taiwan: Year of the Rat 2020

Chinese New Year Taiwan: Year of the Rat 2020

Xinnian Kuaile ! (Happy New Year!) Lunar New Year, typically known as Chinese New Year (2020), is one of the most important festivals for people of Chinese decent all around the world. In Taiwan the New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the longest...
10 Day Taiwan Round Trip: Round Island Road Trippin’

10 Day Taiwan Round Trip: Round Island Road Trippin’

We’re Johan and Bianca We have been living and traveling in Taiwan with a combination of 15 years. Together we, along with our dog Thula, bring you the beauty of a life of travel in Taiwan, personally curated by us. After a night in the...
8 things to do if you’ re visiting Barcelona for the first time…

8 things to do if you’ re visiting Barcelona for the first time…

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A lively city , where the old and the new mingle in a unique way. Barcelona is hard to be described in just eight things but these eight things suggested...
Art, taste and imperial grace : A weekend in Vienna

Art, taste and imperial grace : A weekend in Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria and one of the most elegant European cities. The former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire has kept all the imperial grace of Habsburg dynasty and at the same time it is a city which loves art, music and good...
Nemi – The strawberry village

Nemi – The strawberry village

If you are in Rome, probably the best and easiest day trip you could make is to visit Castelli Romani. Just 20 klm southeast of the Eternal City begins the gentle climb through the forests of Coli Albani to the 13 Castelli Romani villages. The...
Loket – A hidden gem in the shadow of Karlovy Vary

Loket – A hidden gem in the shadow of Karlovy Vary

One of the most common daytrips for travellers who visit Prague is the world famous town of Karlovy Vary. Just 15 klm from the centre of Karlovy Vary, on the banks of Ohre river, you can visit one of the most beautiful villages of Czech...
Autumn Best Spent: Nami Island and its Stunning Colors

Autumn Best Spent: Nami Island and its Stunning Colors

Autumn is always magical, but even magic has its own level of amusement. When traveling Asia in search for autumn scenery, the ultimate choices were Japan and Korea – unquestionably. The decision landed to Korea simply because I haven’t been there before, and having heard...
Prague, Beers, and Gothic bricks

Prague, Beers, and Gothic bricks

Central & Eastern Europe have gained a tremendous boost in popularity this past decade. And among its many members, Czech Republic stood up high. Prague – its capital city, has served as the capital of the historic Bohemia for centuries. The city is also a...
Hallstatt - The Pretty Lady of Austria

Hallstatt - The Pretty Lady of Austria

When creating an itinerary for a trip, the first thing I always do is to check whether the country/city has specific areas that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List (link). So when I plan to visit Austria during my Europe trip, Hallstatt easily...
Beautiful Lucerne, Breathtaking Switzerland

Beautiful Lucerne, Breathtaking Switzerland

Being one of the most intriguing country in Europe as a travel destination, Switzerland was the first country I set my foot in as a part of my Europe trip. By this moment I’m writing this article, I’m on my way on leaving Switzerland to...
Authentic Japan Travel By Crashing Festivals In Fukushima Prefecture

Authentic Japan Travel By Crashing Festivals In Fukushima Prefecture

What kind of places do you visit when traveling to a new country? Beaches? Statues? Historical buildings? Or perhaps you’d rather meet the locals and live like one? If you fancy the latter, then going to a festival is the one thing you should be...
Mekong Delta - A Destination For Every Vietnam Travel Itinerary

Mekong Delta - A Destination For Every Vietnam Travel Itinerary

Where to go in Vietnam? Better yet – where to go in Ho Chi Minh City? For those of you planning to visit Ho Chi Minh, you would have understood that Ho Chi Minh is slightly different than its sibling city, Hanoi. While people seek...
Teeny Tiny Thailand Island We Call As Ko Samet

Teeny Tiny Thailand Island We Call As Ko Samet

What first comes into your mind when you heard the word Thailand? To me, I immediately imagine myself lying on my back in a calm beach, all alone in a secluded island with crashing waves and birds chirping through the morning. Yes, it’s no longer...
Breathtaking Nature of Taroko Gorge - The Best Travel Destination in Taiwan

Breathtaking Nature of Taroko Gorge - The Best Travel Destination in Taiwan

Who would have thought that one can find the Grand Canyon in the little semi-county of Taiwan? Dubbed as the Taiwanese Grand Canyon, Taroko Gorge National Park is one of Taiwan’s most beautiful sightings. Fun fact, it was named after the local Truku aboriginal tribe....
Japan Travel: Unusual Cities You Should Never Miss In Japan

Japan Travel: Unusual Cities You Should Never Miss In Japan

Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka — the path that everyone follows when having a trip to Japan. Those cities are basically proof of how beautiful Japan is as a country of travel destination, feeding you with a glimpse of how perfectly-blended Japan is in terms of modernity...
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