Category Road trip

Tales from the road: Final day road tripping Taiwan’s east coast

Dear Taipei, On the final day of my road trip down Taiwan’s east coast I was faced with the ultimate dining out dilemma: To wait, or not to wait. Readers, you’ve surely experienced this- when you’ve waited so long in a line, or even after ordering, and you’re so hungry you’re practically hallucinating- picturing your […]

Tales from the Road: Day 2 of Taiwan’s East Coast

Dear Taipei, The second day of my road trip down Taiwan’s east coast was characterised by breathtaking views, long stares out into the infinite coast and incredible food. We made our way down Highway 11 and were treated to views worthy of being a computer desktop background (you know the ones I mean!). Shihyusan in […]

Tales from the road: Day 1 on Taiwan’s East Coast

Dear Taipei, The other week my too-good-to-be-true housemates and I leaped at the chance to go on our first road trip together to Taiwan’s East Coast during the Dragon Boat Festival three day weekend. For three incredible days we spent every waking moment together setting our eyes on magnificent (and, ah, rather underwhelming) sights, showing […]

Days 5, 6 and 7: Road trip!

Dear Taipei, I have to be honest, I’m so sad that out of the four Chinese words/phrases I know- “hello”, “thank you”, “yes” and the newly acquired “Happy (Chinese) New Year”, I can’t use the latter anymore. I became basically fluent in Chinese for a good couple of days over the Chinese New Year period […]