Taiwan Travel Experience Blog

What's new on Taiwan Travel Experience?

Here you will find all the new pages and updates i have done on Taiwan Travel Experience web site, sorted in chronological order.

And also some news that I catch here and there, all about Taiwan and Taiwan travel.

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For these reasons this page is really my own blog about Taiwan travel.

Nov 04, 2012

Taipei among the world's 10 best cities for coffee

Not surprised at all ...

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Oct 30, 2012

Hualien to Tainan

Hi, my family of 5 will be in Taiwan in Dec and we would like to travel to Tainan from Hualien via hwy 9 or 11 (hope to get a driver). Any idea how long

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Sep 20, 2012

Taiwanese Cuisine

The ingredients you will find in every taiwanese kitchen: soy sauce, of course, and also sesame oil, rice wine and more ... Very informative article by Ivy Chen from the Community Center in Taipei (via National Chengchi University blog).

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Sep 14, 2012

DIY trip to Taiwan - Toucheng Farm, Fushoushan and Taroko

Hi Thanks for your helpful blog and willingness to share! We will be travelling to Taiwan in December. a party of 4 adults, 4 kids - 16,15, 12 and 10

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Oct 31, 2011

Traditional Chinese Clothing in Taipei

I am looking for traditional taiwanese dresses, where can I buy them in Taipei, thank you (Marie) Answer Marie, these are the qipao (cheongsam) workshops

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Oct 14, 2011

Taiwan Guide - Professional Interpreters and Guides

Taiwan Guide: my own advice and recommendation about professional guides-interpreters in Taiwan and volunteers buddy guides.

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Oct 12, 2011

Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Puli: the Enlightenment and the Glory

Chung Tai Chan Monastery is one of the most fascinating places in Taiwan. Grand and imposing, it makes you think about ... the complexity of the human soul.

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Sep 25, 2011

Things to do in Taiwan in December

Is the public spa in Peitou open also? What best to do and see during winter times? Any Christmas celebration in taiwan? Thanks a lot for your assistance

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May 14, 2011

Weather in Taipei

How's the weather in Taipei during September and October? Answer From the data of Taiwan Central Weather Bureau here are the temperatures in Taipei year

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May 09, 2011

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May 08, 2011

Taiwan Wedding Traditions and Gifts

We are coming to attend our son's wedding banquet in June. What would be considered appropriate gift/gifts for USA parents of the groom to give to the

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May 07, 2011

Alishan Railway

Thank you for taking the extra mile to help out in the promotion of this beautiful country. I read somewhere recently that the Alishan mountain railway

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May 07, 2011

36 hours in Taiwan - Luxury Hotels around Taipei

Hi, Two Aussies arriving International Airport Taiwan,12 Sept. 2011. Have stayed in Taipei previously, so have seen most of the best sights. Would like

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May 02, 2011

Travel to Taiwan - Taiwan Travel Experience

Practical informations for your travel to Taiwan: how to get to Taiwan, how to get around the island and more...

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Apr 30, 2011

Top 10 of Chinese Desserts in Taiwan!

Chinese Desserts are a lot! Here are the 10 most known (and eaten) Chinese Desserts in Taiwan.

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Apr 29, 2011

Winter Melon Tea - Dong Gua Cha

Does dong gua cha (winter melon tea) count as a popular taiwanese beverage? Answer Yes, Emily, winter melon (wax gourd) is also used as a soft drink.

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Apr 19, 2011

Taichung (Taizhong), capital of taiwanese tea houses and home of a hi-tech science park.

Taichung, with one million inhabitants, is the third largest city in the island. Though off the beaten path, Taichung offers some real treasures for the discerning traveller.

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Apr 19, 2011

Lukang - Travel Guide to a Forgotten City in Central Taiwan

Nowadays a sleeping little city, Lukang was one of the most important ports in Taiwan at the time of the Qing Dynasty. Lukang has kept important vestiges of that past - here a list of the best ones ....

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Apr 04, 2011

Palio Pizzeria Italiana - Taichung

Even if I am an italian, I don't miss Italian food at all when I am in Taiwan. I just ate 5 or 6 times in Italian restaurants in Taichung, most of times

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Apr 03, 2011

TRA from Taipei to Chiayi

Hi, i plan to go to Alishan via the TRA instead of the HSR. I would like to know what is the ticket price for Tze Chiang Limited Express Train No. 1003.

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Mar 06, 2011

Taroko Gorge, the most beautiful place of all Taiwan

Taroko, in the local aboriginal language, means "magnificent and beautiful". And truly Taroko Gorge is a splendid place with massive marble cliffs mottled with tropical vegetation, blue streams and pagodas surrounded by green forests.

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Mar 06, 2011

Budget Tour of Taipei

We are 5 females travelling to Taipei on October 20 to 25, 2011 on a budget. We would like to visit some temples, museums and of course have the ultimate

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Jan 15, 2011

Li Lai Ju Vegetarian Restaurant Taichung

Simply said, Li Lai Ju is among the best vegetarian restaurants in Taichung and one we wholeheartedly recommend ... we have been loyal customers for years.

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Jan 12, 2011

Chinese Symbols for Words: the Chinese Characters.

Chinese Symbols for Words - An Introduction to Chinese Characters with Meanings and Pictures

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Jan 07, 2011

Dumplings and xiaolongbao in Taichung at Jao Jan Feng

This is by far our favorite dumplings restaurant in Taichung. Years ago I have been told the owner learned his skills in the famous Dingtaifung in Taipei.

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Jan 02, 2011

Hotels in Taiwan: a guide and some advices about all kind of accommodation in Taiwan

Hotels in Taiwan - all about hotels, inns, hot springs hotels, homestays, temples and love hotels

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Jan 02, 2011

Love Hotels in Taiwan - Do You Want to See How They Look Like?

Have you ever heard about love hotels in Japan and Taiwan? Are you curious and want to see how they look like? Here's one here in Taiwan.

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Dec 29, 2010

How to go around free & easy in Taiwan?

I will going to visit Taiwan free and easy in Oct,2011 for 11 days. I plan to visit Taipei, Taichung, Chiayi and Kaohsiung. I will be staying in Taipei

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Dec 24, 2010

Taiwan Flag - the History of Taiwan in 13 Flags

What is the Taiwan Flag? The different incredible flags that have flown in Taiwan over the centuries tell a fascinating and complex history, quite different from that of mainland China.

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Dec 20, 2010

Franz Porcelain

Hi, I will be in Taipei for a few days in January and would like to purchase a Franz vase. Where can I find Franz porcelain for sale? Answer Dear Doan,

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Dec 17, 2010

Temperature in Taiwan

I would like to know what is the temperature in Taiwan on January? Answer Hi Veronica, in the north, in Taipei, the average temperature is between 18C

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Dec 14, 2010

Xiong Jia Pork Knuckle Restaurant - Kenting

This restaurant is not exactly in Kenting but close to Chechen, on the National Road N. 26, close to the river. When we were driving to Kenting my wife

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Dec 13, 2010

Tian Tian Jian Mian - Noodles Every Day - Taichung

This is one of the restaurants that are currently riding high in Taichung. We have come on a Monday for lunch and we had to wait for a table, if only for

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Dec 13, 2010

Light Taste Hakka Restaurant - Taichung

Light Taste offers both traditional Hakka dishes and western food. We tried the Hakka ones. Hakka cuisine is quite popular in Taiwan, yet is not a light

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Dec 13, 2010

Samwongarden Korean Restaurant - Taichung

Likely the best korean restaurant in Taichung and one of the best in all Taiwan - ask Korean expats that come here to dine even from Taipei!. Samwongarden

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Dec 13, 2010

Ming Garden Japanese Restaurant - Taichung

Ming Garden japanese restaurant is hidden apart in a very quiet road very close to Taichung Harbour Road and to Mitsukoshi department store (Xin Guang

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Dec 12, 2010

Taiwan Restaurant - ours and yours!

Our Favorite Taiwan Restaurant. Add Yours!

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Dec 10, 2010

Dakeng Scenic Area - hiking in the outskirts of Taichung, Taiwan

Dakeng area is the playground of Taichung City ... the place where we immerse ourselves in nature, just 20 minutes far from the city.

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Dec 07, 2010

Kenting Hotels - our firsthand experience

Personal reviews and photos of Kenting hotels.

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Dec 02, 2010

Cheap Flights to Taipei - How to Travel to Taiwan without Spending a Fortune

Are there cheap flights to Taipei? Yes, there are! Find here about about budget flights to Taipei and Taiwan ...

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Dec 01, 2010

Hehuanshan by bus from the west

Any information for reaching Hehuanshan from the west? Is public bus available? Answer Hi Amy, we have a friend that works in that area. She told me that

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Nov 29, 2010

Taiwan Shopping - beautiful things to buy in the Beautiful Island

An essential guide to Taiwan Shopping with tips about what, where and how to buy in Taiwan.

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Nov 24, 2010

Hotspring Resorts that are easy to get to from Taipei Airport

I am thinking of bringing my 83 year old mother to stay at a hotspring resort. Is Wulai the easiest hotspring to get to from the International airport?

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Nov 24, 2010

Chinapost about new Ang Lee movie and Kenting

As everybody in Taiwan knows the new Ang Lee's movie, Life of Pi, will be shot in Kenting. The Chinapost has an interesting article about opportunities and pitfalls coming from a sudden international exposure for the small Kenting.

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Nov 24, 2010

Any Trustworthy Taxi Driver in Taroko?

I am travelling with 2 elderly and a child, 5 of us in all. I read that it is possible to negotiate with a taxi driver to do a tour of the taroko region.

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Nov 22, 2010

Stay close enough to Taipei but in a natural area

I am travelling to Taiwan for two weeks and I would like to stay outside of taipei for the first week but close enough to get into Taipei because I am

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Nov 22, 2010

Taiwan Tourist Information - Your Taiwan Questions

Frequent questions about Taiwan.

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Nov 17, 2010

The Double Happiness Cakes of Our Engagement in Taiwan

Double Happiness cakes are an important part of Traditional Chinese Weddings in Taiwan

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