Suggested Itinerary: 4 days in Taipei, Taiwan

For Filipinos, Taiwan isn't something we typically think of as a 'tourist destination'. When it comes to traveling abroad, we dream of going to Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore or Thailand--we often forget about visiting Taipei, Taiwan, which is only 1,000 km from the Philippines. This is why Taipei is so beautiful in its own way--an … Continue reading Suggested Itinerary: 4 days in Taipei, Taiwan

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Jiufen & Shifen: Japanese spirits in Taiwan’s old towns

Did you know that Taiwan was actually Japan's first colony? You can still feel it, once you step on the shores of Taiwan--you can feel a little bit of China, and a little bit of Japan... but don't tell the Taiwanese that. Japan wanted to show off to the world that they can also do the imperial colonizing … Continue reading Jiufen & Shifen: Japanese spirits in Taiwan’s old towns

Taipei, Taiwan and what to expect

For Filipinos, Taiwan isn't something we typically think of as a 'tourist destination'. When it comes to traveling abroad, we dream of going to Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore or Thailand--we often forget about visiting Taipei, Taiwan, which is only 1,000 km from the Philippines. This is why Taipei is so beautiful in its own way--an … Continue reading Taipei, Taiwan and what to expect