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: 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…

Taiwan: Traveling by High Speed Rail (HSR)

My first bullet train ride was from Osaka to Tokyo 14 years ago and it was one of my most memorable experience from all of my Japan trip. So when I started planning our Taiwan itinerary, I made it a point to include a ride to HSR (High Speed Rail) Taiwan’s version of Japan’s Shinkansen.…

Taiwan 2012: Chiayi

DAY 4/29 Dec. 2012: Kenting to Chiayi We check out early from our hotel and went straight to Kenting Bus stop around 8am to wait for Kenting Express Bus which will bring us back to Zuoying HSR Station. The first bus will be arriving at 9am. It’s a good thing that we arrived very early…