Elephant Mountain And Fairy Footprint: Two Best Hikes In Taipei

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. There are a few hikes in Taipei that offer great views of Taipei 101 and the city below.  They are easy and perfect to watch the sunset before heading over to one of…

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5 Of The Best Day Trips From Taipei

There are affiliate links in here. Taipei is in the perfect location.  It's centrally located in Northern Taiwan making it super easy to base yourself there to take day trips from Taipei to the surrounding cities and towns.  Whether you want to hike, visit a night market, wander through old streets, or all three, there…

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The Purrrfect Taipei Day Trip: How To Visit Houtong Cat Village

Yup.  You read that right.  A cat village.  Just a short train ride from Taipei is Houtong Cat Village.  It's nestled up in the hills and like most days, it was rainy. After some delayed trains, we finally made it with no idea what to expect. There were all kinds of little shops around and…

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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove: The Perfect Kyoto Day Trip

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a Pinterest dream come true.  I remember when Pinterest first started, there were pictures of some bamboo grove all over it.  I don't know if it was this one, but once I found out there was a bamboo grove just a short train ride from Kyoto, where I was going…