Trip Report

Taiwan

A trip that I went on independently to visit family and learn more about my own heritage.

by estherAbout Me:Hi I’m Esther. I enjoy traveling all around the world and learning about new cultures and languages. read more

AsiaTaiwan3 days / February 2020

Highs & Lows

Some highlights include the tea house in Jiufen, and the beaches of Kenting.

The summer is extremely hot and there are tons of mosquitos (so make sure to pack accordingly)

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I think the one thing I would have changed was the amount of time I stayed in Taiwan. I wish I had extended it because each day was filled to the brim with things to do which got very tiring at the end of the day.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Nothing wrong, despite traveling alone. I did have family to assist me when I got there.

  • How was the food?

    The food was probably some of the best food I've had. Most of the food is very natural (because there are a lot of farms in the outskirts of Taiwan). Something for everyone- Lots of vegetables for those who like to eat plant-based meals, as well as meat for the meatlovers out there.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you're going to visit Taiwan, find a friend to bring/drive you around. It's difficult to find transportation especially up mountains or to national park beaches.

  • Packing tips?

    I wished I had packed more small jackets just because it was extremely hot in the day but quickly cooled down with breeze after the sun set.

  • Transportation Tips?

    There is not a lot of walking or public transportation, unless you're in major ciities like Taipei. I would recommend finding a friend to drive to certain tourist areas. Or perhaps sign up for tours where bus transportation is included.

  • Any surprises?

    What surprised me was the air quality in Taiwan because I know how bad it gets in China. The air was near perfect by the sea.

  • Booking details?

    I stayed with my family but if I had to book somewhere, it would be somewherein the center where it's only a few hours to get to different national parks and cities.

Lodging