Rainbow Village in Taichung, Taiwan: A 2022 Guide

Rainbow Village Taichung Taiwan

Psychedelically colorful Rainbow Village Taichung (彩虹眷村) has in recent years worked its way up to become one of the hottest things to do on a visit to Taiwan. While the painted walls of this small collection of dilapidated houses are truly a paradise for selfie seekers, Taiwan’s Rainbow Village actually has some interesting history behind …

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50 Unmissable Things to Do in Taipei: The Ultimate 2022 Guide

A super detailed Taipei travel guide for planning all types of travel to Taipei

Taiwan’s bustling, vivacious, food-loving capital has something for everyone. Whether you will travel to Taipei to indulge in the city’s complex history, creative arts, traditional temples, unrivaled nature, or perhaps you just eat your heart out at world-renowned night markets, this city’s got you covered. After living in Taipei for over a decade, there’s no …

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55 Unmissable Things to Do in Taiwan in 2022

Hot air ballooning, one of the best things to do in in Taiwan!

Welcome to the ultimate Taiwan bucket list! Taiwan is a small country that packs in a seemingly unlimited number of awe-inspiring attractions, from the towering skyscrapers of Taipei to the isolated aboriginal tribes on offshore islands. Here I’ve compiled 55 of my favorite things to do in Taiwan, all things I’ve personally done in my …

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60+ Festivals in Taiwan: A Month-by-Month Guide

A guide to the best festivals in Taiwan

The Taiwanese calendar is dotted with myriad festivals and holidays, and participating in them may prove to be some of your most memorable Taiwan experiences. Taiwan’s festivals include traditional and modern, ones originating in ancient China and the West, aboriginal festivals, farm & temple fairs, art and music festivals–in many ways, Taiwan has got the …

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A Guide to Taroko Gorge and Taroko National Park

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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25 Fun (& WEIRD) Things to Do in Ximending, Taipei

Things to do in Ximending Night Market Taipei

Step foot in Ximending (西門町) and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been teleported to Japan. That’s why people call Ximending the “Shinjuku of Taipei.” Ximen is a daytime and evening pedestrian shopping area with a high concentration of hip, funky, and outright weird things going on. It’s without a doubt Taipei’s coolest neighborhood …

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20 Unique Things to Do in Taichung, Taiwan

The best things to do in Taichung Taiwan

When I first moved to Taiwan in 2008, the most recent edition of Lonely Planet Taiwan described Taichung as “hardly a must-see for the short-term visitor.” A lot has changed since then, and in recent years more and more travelers have been coming to Taiwan with Taichung right at the top of their Taiwan itinerary! …

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