Taiwan’s Abandoned: The Once Luxurious Stanton Club

Taipei is covered in a blanket of grey, making it seem chillier than it really is. Despite it being three in the afternoon, the day seemed to be over as we scootered down the quiet back streets of Xinyi. Today I’m not venturing too far, which is uncommon when I have my mind set on some urban exploration. But the ease of getting to this place only makes me more perplexed that I haven’t come across this place earlier. Continue reading

Taiwan is Ridiculously Beautiful

Last week I went on one of the most epic of roadtrips I’ve had for a long while. And with none other but my elderly parents! Though less nimble as they were, we were able to circle Taiwan in just over a week. I think it was quite a feat for them to have seen so much as first-timers to this little island. Small it may be, there is plenty to see and do in Taiwan, and I am so glad they’ve had the chance to appreciate its diversity. For me this getaway was doubly special because not only did I get to show my parents how wonderful life could be in Taiwan, I again witnessed some ridiculously beautiful scenes, only to further reinforce my will to stay. Continue reading

Taiwan is Not Another Asian Country with Crazy Driving

This statement can be misleading, and those who live here or have visited would have probably already scoffed in disbelief at my blog title.

But it’s true. Taiwan really isn’t as ridiculous for drivers as some people may think. Well in Taipei, and other major cities, yes…but whatever chaos you come across there, doesn’t happen once you hit the smaller towns.  For me it’s actually more relaxing than driving on some Australian highways, which is why roadtripping around Taiwan is an activity I keep coming back to. Continue reading