In this series, we are featuring recommendations for Yilan County, where we (the Homey staff) to a short trip to in November!  Get out of the big city and get yourself a healthy dose of nature feeling. Northern Yilan: Wai’ao Beach and Fish Bath The county is very famous for its beautiful beaches, stretching wide and uninterrupted. The waves are also very popular among surfers. In the northern part of Yilan lies Wai’ao Beach (or Gangao Beach), one of these popular destinations. Surfing there you…Continue Reading “Trip to awesome Yilan Part 2!”

Looking for an exciting one-day-trip? How about visiting the harbor city Keelung City? Convenient to reach by local trains and by bus, you can see an awesome coastline, go to visit a marine museum, take photos of super colorful city coastline and take a stroll over the nightmarket with the freshest seafood in the region – maybe with other guests or even a guide from homey hostel!

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The essential kit to survive Taipei Every modern city have their own system and rules. Although they may be similar to the ones in your city, they are definitely not the same. There are a few thing that everyone must have when in Taipei.   1.Easy Card First in the essential kit to survive Taipei is probably the most important item of them all; EASYCARD. You can use your easy card to do many things in Taipei: You can pay for groceries, fast food, pretty…Continue Reading “The essential kit to survive Taipei”

Join a social group in Taipei Unless you are traveling with family or friends, traveling in a foreign country can be very lonely and sometimes alienating. I guess Taipei is no different. My suggestion to join a social club in Taipei came out of my own situation. It was very reassuring to be able to connect with people that have the same interest as I do. In my case it was writing but it could be anything. Here are a few options available:   Meetup.com…Continue Reading “Join a social group in Taipei”