• Travel & Culture

    Restless in Chiayi

    There's still so much of Taiwan I haven't explored so I took the opportunity to do that during the 228 Peace Memorial Day public holiday. My friend and I drove down south to Chiayi 嘉義 for the first night and then Tainan 台南 for the second night. Read on to check out the places I went to!

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    Hiking the Huangdidian Trail!

    Every time I go hiking, I try to find a trail that’s interesting and fun to climb. I’m not a big fan of just straight stairs up and down because for one, I hate stairs but also that gets boring pretty quickly. The trail I’ll be talking about today was no different.

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    Chasing Waterfalls in Fuxing District

    As the weather becomes warmer, I’m venturing farther out of my city to discover waterfalls Taiwan has to offer. Last weekend was no different. My friend Daisy and I got on our scooters and made the two hour ride over to Fuxing district where we trekked to two waterfalls, 水簾洞瀑布 Shuiliandong Waterfall and 幽靈瀑布 Youling Falls.

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    Fun Family DIY Day in Taichung

    Three weeks ago my family and I went down to 台中 Taichung to celebrate Mother’s Day. My aunt signed us up for a fun DIY day at 葵海休閒農場 Kwai Hai Leisure Farm where we got to cook our own food in a kiln and decorate wooden fridge magnets. The farm had everything prepared for us so we just had to show up and follow their instructions for a good time!

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    My Top 5 Favorites Hikes in Northern Taiwan

    Hiking has become one of my favorite outdoor activities to do in Taiwan. It gives me an excuse to get out of the city and breathe some fresh air up in the mountains. I want to share my 5 favorite hiking spots I’ve been to so far and maybe you’ll find one that you’d like to hike while in Taiwan. Check it out!

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    Annual Family Vacation in Yilan

    Last weekend, my family and I took a road trip east to Yilan 宜蘭 for vacation. It was our long awaited family vacation with my dad’s side of the family. We rented out a house to ourselves where we could barbecue, play games, sing karaoke, and just enjoy each other’s company as a family.

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    Mid-Autumn Festival in Taiwan

    On October 4th, 2017, Taiwan celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival. In Chinese, we call it 中秋節 Zhongqiu Jie and it’s celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunar calendar when there is a full moon. Every year, one of my aunts hosts a barbecue at her house and invites all our family members to join.

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    Snorkeling & Cliff Jumping

    I had another awesome Saturday in the sun and water. This time I went to 龍洞 Longdong where there's a “secret” spot to snorkel and cliff jump. From what I hear, this was a hidden spot that someone found and others knew about it through word of mouth. But then the news caught wind of this place, decided to do a story on it and now it’s super popular = crowded on weekends.