Category Archives: Asia

Train travel on Pingxi Branch Rail Line

Train travel on Pingxi Branch Rail Line

If all you ever wanted is to board an old school train and trip along several small towns, Pingxi Branch Rail Line 平溪支线 might just be the thing for you. This day trip off Taipei is our absolute favourite – a scenic ride through beautiful, unspoilt nature and towns that are remains of what was once a thriving coal industry. Pingxi Line is one of the remaining three branch lines that…

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Day tripping from Taipei – Yehliu and Jiufen

Day tripping from Taipei - Yehliu and Jiufen

Travelling in the Taipei region is all about day-trips and the one that involves Yehliu 野柳 and Jiufen 九份 is a popular combination amongst many travellers. Likewise, we have tried this route out on our 4th day, which unfortunately didn’t start off well as it was raining pretty heavily. Yehliu Geopark 野柳地质公园 is often noted for its peculiar rock formations and sea-erosion landscape. However, Tiantian and I felt that it…

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“Returning home” in Taipei – Apple House hostel

"Returning home" in Taipei - Apple House hostel

Clearly, Tiantian’s hidden talent in finding specialty lodging has paid off for our Taiwan trip. For 2 nights in Taipei, we had the privilege to stay in an apartment that was as nice and homey as our own houses, if not better! This place is none other than Apple House. When we first entered the apartment, it blew us away immediately. The cosy, clean apartment definitely looks better than the…

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在台湾就是要住民宿之花莲 境外漂流

境外漂流 wonderlust 民宿

去年夏天搜索巴厘岛的住处, 误打误撞看到了很多台湾的旅游博客,好多都介绍各地有特色的民宿。第一次知道原来自己开的旅馆也可以那么美那么特别那么有味道!从此以后就对乡下的民宿各种向往~ 这次去台湾,终于有机会去住一下传说中的民宿了。宜兰和花莲,也是台北人周末出行的热门目的地吧,各种风格的民宿,真的是让人挑花了眼呢。我们住的两个地方,真的都是超级赞!

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在台湾就是要住民宿 之台北篇

在台湾就是要住民宿 之台北篇

也许是受到日本文化的影响吧,民宿在台湾应该是相当盛行的。在台湾的郊区,像北部的宜兰花莲,南部的垦丁等等都有很多设计独特的民宿可以选择。价位低至青年旅社级别,也有比五星级酒店还能贵上一些的。台北的民宿其实严格来说应该算日租房,因为台湾政府对民宿都有很严格的定义和管理的,不过大家也都统称民宿啦。因为到了年底台北的房间很难定,所以6天换了三个地方,其中有两家我也都非常喜欢!

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Visiting the romantic harbour district of Danshui

Visiting the romantic harbour district of Danshui

As a half-day side trip from Taipei, we visited the sea-side district of Danshui (淡水), home to a shipping port and more importantly, various historical attractions and a beautiful sunset. Firstly, we stopped by the Danshui Old Street (淡水老街) , a row of food stalls you can get your fix of snacks, like a typical night market. However, what”s unique here would be Ah Gei (阿给), rice noodles wrapped with…

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