Taiwan’s Abandoned: The Thirteen Levels

It’s impossible to keep abandoned places a secret when the structure itself is akin to an archaic fortress, sits precariously on a mountain face that overlooks the ocean, and also happens to be in close proximity to a number of major tourist attractions. I came across it almost like everyone else did; by accident, while on the way to other destinations, and because it really is that glaringly obvious. 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