World Travel 2013-2014, The Big Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 5 days in Malaysia wandering around Kuala Lumpur 3 days in Singapore 13 days in Thailand split between Phuket and Bangkok 12 days in Cambodia split between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 49 days in Japan, mostly in Osaka with a week in Tokyo and day trips to Wakayama, Kobe, Koya-san …

World Travel 2013-2014, Hummingbirds in Taiwan

Just a very quick post to share an image with you. While we were in Taiwan Zoo, we were walking through the Insect enclosure and something buzzed past my face. At first I though it might be a wasp but it didn’t seem quite right. It turned out to be a hummingbird! First time I’ve …

World Travel 2013-2014, Taiwan Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 7 days split into: 4.5 days in Taipei, a half day in Pingxi and 2 days in Hualien from 5 February 2014 to 12 February 2014. Favourite part of Taiwan: A toss up between the Pingxi Lantern Festival and Taroko National Park – both were great fun Key tip: Learn a …

World Travel 2013-2014, Delicious Taiwanese Food

First things first, beef noodle soup! Taiwan is known for it’s beef noodle soup, and although we had a bit of trouble trying to find some in Taipei we finally managed to try this dish at a restaurant recommended by the hostel owner in Hualien. As you can see in the featured image, the beef …

World Travel 2013-2014, Sweet Treats and Drinks in Taiwan

Bakeries As you can see from the featured image, the first thing we have to talk about is the bakeries and in particular the pineapple cake here in Taiwan. Taiwan is known for it’s pineapple cake, and this one didn’t disappoint. The pastry around the pineapple was flaky and very buttery, and the inside was …

World Travel 2013-2014, Taroko National Park

Today was a long day spent hiking in Taroko National Park. The park is a bit over an hour by bus away from Hualien and there is a shuttle bus available from the bus terminal near to the Hualien station. We got an all day pass which allows you to jump on and off the …

World Travel 2013-2014, Transit to Hualien

Today was a very quiet day as we spent our time travelling from Taipei to Hualien by train. The journey took us about 3 or so hours, and was rather relaxing as we got to sit back and edit a few photos which had been neglected for a while! The evening was spent wandering around …

World Travel 2013-2014, Maokong Gondola and Taipei Zoo

Today’s expedition was out to the Maokong Gondola and Taipei Zoo. First stop was Maokong Gondola, which unfortunately due to the weather only provided us with fantastic views of mist. Seems very familiar, why almost like the time we attempted to go to the peak in Hong Kong… We made it to the top though, …

World Travel 2013-2014, Hello Taipei City

Today was our first full day in Taipei, and although we were both sick (and finding it harder to move around then we should) we managed to accomplish a bit which is always good! After our breakfast we wandered over to Taipei 101 and began the hike up Nangang District Hiking Trail (also known as …