randonnée

Les Différents parcours de randonnée autours de Taipei Vous venez d’arriver a Taïwan, et résidez actuellement à Taipei sa capitale, vous appréciez l’ambiance, le style, le côté pratique, ainsi que toutes les activités que cette ville peut vous offrir. Mais en bon amoureux de la nature ce dont vous avez besoin c’est aussi de promenade, de randonnée au coeur de la nature et des forêts. Pas d’inquietude! Taipei dispose de tout ce dont vous avez besoin en la matière. Ici  je vais vous lister 3 randonnées…Continue Reading “Randonnée et remise en forme à Taipei”

Maokong Maokong mountain is one of many mountains in Taipei. The mountain is riddled with tea houses, you can taste the tea that was grown on Maokong itself as you rest after completing a long trail. The views and wildlife will not disappoint as they are in abundance. So put on your most comfortable shoes and make your way there. Like every mountain, it is possible to go up Maokong by hiking from all the way down, but most people use the famous gondolas.  …Continue Reading “Maokong”

How to go to the national park called Kenting from Taipei. There are many ways to make your way to the Hawaii of Taiwan. It is a long ride as both places are at the extremities of the country, but the scenery is definitely worth the journey. In order for you to arrive in Kenting in the best way possible, let me breakdown the different ways you can take reach it. Without further ado, the first mode of transport for Taipei to Kenting is: 1….Continue Reading “Taipei to Kenting”

Amongst many things, Taipei is known for its hot weather. With temperatures very often passed 30 degrees, it is useful to know what to do under the sweltering hot sun.   First of all, any soul brave enough to go through a hot day in Taipei deserves an ice cream and what else than Ice Monster for some shaved ice. Head to Da’an district to taste their myriad of flavors; mango, strawberry, kiwi and more. Head to their website to find out more.   After…Continue Reading “What to do on a hot day in Taipei”

Dadaocheng Wharf   Two years ago Dadaocheng wharf was not a place many people associated as pleasant, it used to be deserted and full of mosquitos, but now things have changed. It is a great riverside park. It has everything, from fast food to vending machines, and endless benches by the water to take someone special on a romantic date or just friends or even alone. For those who love a good workout, there are a few basketball courts, tennis courts, and bars for those…Continue Reading “Dadaocheng Wharf”

When I’m not living in Taipei studying Chinese, I’m an ecologist, so being outside and otherwise surrounded by nature is kind of my thing. Whenever I move to a new city, my first goal is to find my favorite parks so that I know exactly where to go when I want to sit and relax, go on a run, or have a change of scenery while I’m doing my homework. While I haven’t visited all of Taipei’s green spaces (there are at least a hundred…Continue Reading “The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Taipei”

I don’t know about you, but one of my greatest difficulties while traveling is finding a good way to get a work out in. Often, I’m caught in the dilemma of whether I even should work out… On one hand, I’m on vacation and thus deserve a chance to relax, but on the other hand, I’m often eating so much food that my body starts to crave physical activity. When you’re in a new city, however, it can be hard to find good options to…Continue Reading “How to Work Out in Taipei Without Having To Pay”

I’ve already said that the Riverside Park system is one of my favorite things about Taipei, but with a Riverside this extensive, it can be hard to decide which is the best portion to hit up if you only have a little bit of time. In this post, I’ll offer you 12 interesting suggestions of where to go and what to do along the Riverside. Starting from the south end of the Riverside… 1. Taipei Zoo and the Maokong Gondola Located at the southern terminus…Continue Reading “Raving About Taipei’s Riverside Part 2: Where to Go and What to Do”

Words cannot describe how in love I am with Taipei’s system of Riverside Parks. In the past two months that I’ve been living in Taipei, the Riverside system has become my favorite part of the city – and where I try to spend as much of my time as possible. Every time I hit the Riverside, I discover something new, and I am thoroughly convinced it’s the best way to be outdoors without having to go too far away from Taipei. Here are a few…Continue Reading “Raving About Taipei’s Riverside”