Taiwan 2015: Jiufen

Day 5 / 22-Sept-2015 : Travel from Alishan to Jiufen via Taipei Today we are leaving Alishan with a slight heavy heart, like I said earlier, we initially plan yo stay for 5D/4N but changed last minute to 4D/3N. The last 4 days in Alishan (particularly at Lauya Homestay) was one of our (if not…

Taiwan 2015: Alishan

Day 3 / 20-Sept-2015 : Watch Sunrise at Alishan Today we have to wake up super early so we can be at Alishan Station by 4am to catch the sunrise at the top of Alishan National Scenic Area . The owner of our homestay, The owner, we call her “Lǎo bǎn niáng” or literally means…

Taiwan 2015: Taoyuan to Alishan

This is our second trip to Taiwan in three years, despite having a considerable “long trip”  during our first one (due to work, i consider any trip with more than 5 days a “long” trip already), I felt like there is still so much too see in Taiwan.  (To check our 2012 Taiwan trip please…

Taiwan: Alishan Lauya Homestay

It is fair to say that this place is a little heaven in this sleepy town of Alishan. We initially booked 4 nights but change our mind a few weeks before our departure and decided to stay for only 3 nights, a decision we regretted later on.       The place is surrounded with…