A Guide to Dulan, Taitung: Taiwan’s Coolest Beach Hangout

Dulan Beach Taitung Taiwan

If you’re traveling down Highway 11 on Taiwan’s east coast from Hualien to Taitung looking for good surf, want to hang out with artists, or just seeking an antidote to nearby Kenting’s resort scene, Dulan is your spot. Dulan is located in a remote and very beautiful corner of Taiwan, but even from Taipei, you …

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2022 Guide to Taiwan’s Quarantine Hotels and COVID Travel Restrictions

Taiwan COVID restrictions and guidelines

Taiwan’s borders have remained closed to all tourists and international visitors, with only a few exceptions, since March 19, 2020, and they are still closed today. Entry restrictions to Taiwan due to the COVID-19 pandemic have effectively destroyed my travel business. Because of this, and the fact that the arrival rules are so complicated and …

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Traveling During Chinese New Year in Taiwan 2022

A detailed guide to traveling to Taiwan during Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) and Taipei during Chinese New Year

If you’re planning a trip to Taiwan during Chinese New Year, or you are living in Taiwan and starting to prepare for your upcoming holiday, there are some things you should know to help you have a smoother trip. Some people feel strongly that Lunar New Year is NOT the best time to visit Taiwan. …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in February 2022

Visiting Taiwan in February can be a little complicated because it is the month when the Lunar New Year holiday usually takes place (in 2022 New Year’s Day is Feb. 1). This can have a major impact on travel, but with a little advance planning, you can avoid the worst days to be on the …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in March 2022

A guide to visiting Taipei in March and Taiwan in March

The month of March is a pleasantly low-key time to visit Taiwan. Everyone is back to work after the Lunar New Year holiday, and there are no national holidays in Taiwan in March to disrupt your travel plans. March is a transitional month between winter in Taiwan and spring in Taiwan. Lingering chilly weather and …

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Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan: A 2022 Guide

Sun Moon Lake Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake‭, Nantou ‬is Taiwan’s largest lake‭ ‬and‭,‬‭ ‬with 6‭ ‬million visitors a year‭, ‬also‭ ‬one of Taiwan’s‭ ‬most popular scenic attractions‭, ‬along with Alishan and Taroko Gorge‭. ‬ What is Sun Moon Lake famous for? Sun Moon Lake‭ ‬attractions‭ such as‭ the views from ‬Wenwu Temple‭ and Sun Moon Lake Ropeway‭, cherry blossom …

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Living in Taiwan 101: Read This Before Moving to Taiwan in 2022!

A guide to moving to Taiwan, living in Taipei, and living in Taiwan

Moving to Taiwan in 2008, I only planned to stay and teach English for a year. But 10 years later, I found myself married to a Taiwanese, father of two, published author and editor for some of the country’s largest educational publishers, and, yep, still living in Taipei, Taiwan. If you aren’t familiar with this …

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