40 Unmissable Things to Do in Hualien, Taiwan

Few people visit Hualien without falling completely in love with it. The vast east coast county is beloved for its wild scenery (including the star attraction, Taroko Gorge) and adventure activities. It is the largest county in Taiwan, though one of the least populated, and homeland of the Amis, the country’s largest aboriginal tribe. Spend …

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Taiwanese Language: History, Examples and More About Taiwan’s Languages

There is a lot of confusion out there when it comes to the languages of Taiwan. Is Taiwanese the same as Mandarin? Or is Taiwanese a dialect of Chinese? What does Taiwanese sound like? Does the Taiwanese language have writing? How many people speak Taiwanese? And is this language worth learning? In this article, I’ll …

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15 Fun Things to Do in Drumheller with Kids

Drumheller is without a doubt one of the top attractions in all of Alberta, Canada for families with toddlers or young kids. Whether or not your kids are dino freaks, they are bound to find something to love about Drumheller. A little touristy, yes, but Drumheller’s museum is world class, and its badlands scenery is …

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Banff in Winter: 10 Life-Changing Experiences Waiting for You

Things to do in banff national park in winter

Banff is Canada’s most famous and visited national park. Known for its vibrant turquoise lakes and dramatic mountain peaks, the park takes on a whole different vibe in winter. If you’re looking for the quintessential Rocky Mountain winter experience, this is surely it! Below are 10 things to do in Banff in winter that you’ll …

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25 Fun Things to Do in Drumheller, Alberta (a 2020 guide!)

Hoodoos, one of the most popular things to do in Drumheller, the dinosaur capital of the world

While visitors to Alberta tend to gravitate to Banff and Jasper, Drumheller is without a doubt one of the most memorable things to do in Alberta. Drumheller is practically synonymous with dinosaurs; in fact, it’s the self-proclaimed “Dinosaur Capital of the World.” It’s seriously a paradise for any dino-loving kid. Yes, it’s touristy and outright …

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Taroko Gorge: The Grand Canyon of Taiwan

Taroko Gorge Taiwan

Taroko Gorge, named after the Truku or Taroko aboriginal tribe, is one of Taiwan’s premier scenic attractions. Few visit without being blown away by its sheer magnificence and raw natural beauty. It is the star attraction of Hualien, Taiwan’s largest county, on the wild visually stunning east coast. For many visitors to Taiwan with little …

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Fo Guang Shan, Kaohsiung: How to Visit and Stay at Taiwan’s Largest Monastery

Painting of Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and Fo Guang Big Buddha

Fo Guang Shan (佛光山 or Foguangshan) is one of the four large Buddhist organizations in Taiwan. The order’s headquarters, Fo Guang Shan Monastery in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan, is one of Taiwan’s top attractions. The enormous, sprawling Fo Guang Shan Temple complex more than doubled in size with the 2011 addition of the Fo Guang Shan …

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17 Best Night Markets in Taipei (+ What To Eat at Each One!)

Best Taipei night markets

Taipei’s night markets offer the quintessential eating experience in Taiwan. In many ways, they are the embodiment of Taiwanese popular culture. Snacking and walking is truly a national pastime! What mostly started as small collections of food stalls in front of temples or at street corners around 100 years ago have slowly expanded into some …

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