April 1, 2017

Just when I thought I have seen it all, we were one-upped again. On the last day of the Taiwan Trek, we went to Nan-ao to experience what it means to “upstream’. Apparently it’s something common in Taiwan, but something I never heard of. So what’s “Upsteaming?” Well, i...

March 31, 2017

Taroko Gorge has a depth of 600 meters, making it the world’s largest marble canyon. Known for their scenery, the “Tunnels of Nine Turn” and the Swallow Grotto are the most popular sites. But we are more adventurous. To experience true thrill at a height 1.5 times that...

March 30, 2017

You’ve seen the beach, you’ve dreamt of Southeast Asia wondering what indigenous people are like and you’ve been craving Taiwanese food since you started planning your trip!

Now we experienced the real deal, witnessing the unique lifestyle and learning the history of th...

March 29, 2017

One of the most anticipated activities is paragliding. None of us did it before, we were all very excited, yet scared. And, not understanding coach’s Chinese didn’t help much. We asked Wei to translate every single word into English, very afraid of missing any safety r...

March 28, 2017

Today we are at the southern tip of Taiwan, the town & national park of Kenting.Blue water, white sand and the sun. After two days of cultural sightseeing, this was a great place to relax and have a change of pace. Nothing specific was planned for the day, so my “job”...

March 27, 2017

We arrive to Anping castle in the morning. It’s hard to imagine that 400 years ago, the sea rested at the foot of the castle. Majority of Taiwanese ancestors arrived on the island from this location. During this era of geographic discovery, the native aborigines traded...

March 26, 2017

As Mr. Chou, alumnus of MIT Sloan put it: Tea and cloth merchants already engaged in international trade in Tataocheng hundred years ago. This district used to be the Wall Street of Taipei ~ the primary business center, its fortune went into decline as Danshui River si...

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