Why is Taiwan #1? Hair Heaven! Traditional Taiwanese Hair Salon

Kindness is drought level worldwide. Except in Taiwan. It’s abundant here. Taiwanese people take it on themselves to show you, the foreigner,  their country as if they were official representatives.  While they’re probably more friendly with foreigners than fellow natives,  their kindness goes a long way. My latest experience with this high-level kindness was in …

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Bubble Tea and Life: What I learned about myself in Taiwan

This was the last tapioca ball you’d chew in your hometown. Enough of the watered down, flavorless and utterly fake bubble tea at your local mall. The organic matcha-pumpkin-spice-fusion-massaged-tapioca-loaded drink no longer does it for you. Neither does any of the other plethora of Chinese restaurants flooded with flavors tailored for Western tongues. You’ve been …

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Route Map-Yushan National Park

1.Walarmi, 1 day (Nan-an – Walarmi – Nan-an)   瓦拉米線,建議1天(南安-瓦拉米-南安) 2. Walarmi, 2 days (Nan-an – Walarmi – Nan-an)   瓦拉米線,建議2天(南安-瓦拉米-南安)3 .Walarmi, 3 days (Nan-an – Walarmi – Nan-an)   瓦拉米線,建議3天(南安-瓦拉米-南安) *suggested Walarmi Routes 4.Yushan Main Peak, 2 days (Tataka – Yushan Main Peak – Tataka)   玉山主峰,建議2天 (塔塔加-玉山主峰-塔塔加)5. Yushan Front Peak, 1 day (Tataka – Yushan Front Peak …

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Route Map – Taroko National Park

1. Mt. Qilai (奇萊主峰線)2. Qilai Mountains Area (奇萊連峰) 3. East side of Qilai (奇萊東稜) 4. Zhuilu Old Road (錐麓古道) 5. Mt. Nanhu (南湖大山線) 6. Nanhu-Zhongyangjian (南湖中央尖”北一段”) 7. Mt. Qingshui Trail (清水山) 8. Quemenguan Fault (北二段”鬼門關斷崖) 9. Mt. Shuan – Mt. Lingming (閂山鈴鳴山) 10. Mt. Shuan single attack (閂山單攻)11. Mt. Bilu single attack (畢祿山單攻)12. Mt. Yangtou (羊頭山)13. …

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Hiking on Yushan Main Peak

Yushan Main Peak 玉山主峰 3Days2Nights   FactYushan Nation Park is well known for its magnificent scenery, sunrises, sunsets, geological features, and views of the clouds from above. Sea of clouds often fill the valleys. Yushan Main Peak (3952m)is the tallest peak in Taiwan and northeast Asia. Itinerary      Day 1      10:00~12:00  Taipei Main Station 台北火 車站 …

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Hiking on Snow Mountain East Peak

Snow Mountain East Peak 雪山主東峰  3Days2Nights   Fact Snow Mountain is the 2nd highest peak in Taiwan. The specialty of snow mountain is that it is extremely beautiful when it is capped with snow in winter time. Also, the unique topography such as glacial cirque is an intriguing scenery for hiker. Itineray        Day 1        11:00~11:30  Meet at …

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