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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 6: Tamsui, Taipei

    Breakfast was a mad rush today as we took too much awake time soaking in our hot spring bath. After which, we checked out and left our luggage at the hotel. For day 6 of our Taiwan itinerary. we embarked on our cherry blossom hunt 2.0 in Tamsui. Travel HANter 16 Sep 17 Taiwan Itinerary Day 6: Tamsui, Taipei We walked around the area, hoping to visit the thermal valley. I have tried visiting this place twice and both times, on the day I visit, the valley is closed. Why would today be different? THE VALLEY IS CLOSED AGAIN. What are the odds? So we just walked around, bought an onsen…

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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 5: Beitou Hot Spring Resort

    Day 5 of our itinerary is where we are going to stay a night in Beitou Hot Spring Resort. We went back to Beitou in Taipei and took the Taroko express back. The journey took about 2 hrs and cost NT$440. Our train was in the afternoon so we spent the morning and afternoon walking around, buying mochis and other Taiwanese snacks. Travel HANter 16 Sep 17 Taiwan Itinerary Day 5: Beitou Hot Spring Resort Tasty Taiwanese Snacks in Hualien “The unique sweet potatoes grown in Hualien County’s Xincheng Township have become so popular that the roast sweet potato stands along Highway 9 are having trouble getting enough tubers to keep…

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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 4: Hualien Taroko Gorge

    Tours are fun, tours show you everything you need to know and tours start really early. So for day 4 of our Taiwan itinerary, we woke up early again for our day tour to Hualien Taroko Gorge. Travel HANter 13 Sep 17 Taiwan Itinerary Day 4: Hualien Taroko Gorge This morning, we had our breakfast at the cafe in our hotel. The spread was adequate and the food was quite tasty. They even served the apparently famous Donghe bao zi – their meat and lotus bun, which was pretty delicious. After which, our tour guide picked us up from our hotel. The Journey to Hualien Taroko Gorge A 40 mins ride…

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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 3: Diving in Green Island

    Today, we are diving in Green Island! Well-known for its pristine waters, diving in Green Island is a thing that tourists must do when visiting the little island. Travel HANter 12 Sep 17 Taiwan Itinerary Day 3: Diving in Green Island Pre-Diving in Green Island We woke up early morning and went to redeem our breakfast. We were given NT100 each to redeem at a nearby breakfast shop and we got some crepes and fried fritters (油条), together with two cups of drinks. After which we changed into our wetsuit and Jiao Lian had asked his fellow diving friend along so that we each had one pro-diver with us, which…

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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 2: Green Island

    Taitung was kind of a stopover as the main purpose of our trip was to visit Green Island, a little island east of Taitung, also known as Lyvdao. Well known for its clear waters and natural greeneries, Green Island in Taiwan is a popular attraction for both tourists and locals alike.   The Travel HANter 08 Sep 17 Taiwan Itinerary Day 2: Green Island “Green Island is a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean about 33 km (21 mi) off the eastern coast of Taiwan. It is 15.092 km² (5.83 sq mi) at high tide and 17.329 km² (6.69 sq mi) at low tide, making it the Republic of China’s…

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    Taiwan Itinerary Day 1: Taitung City

    This year, in February, Jetstar was having a sale and tickets to Taipei was only $89 before adding the cost of baggage allowance. Since nobody ever gets tired of Taiwan, we knew we had to book those tickets! This time, we decided that we will be exploring Taitung, the eastern part of Taiwan.   The Travel HANter 07 Sep 17 Taiwan Itinerary Day 1: Taitung City How to travel to Taitung City For day 1 of our Taiwan itinerary, we will be travelling to Taitung. We reached Tao Yuan International airport at about 06:00 and took bus 1819 which took about 55 mins to reach Taipei Main station. The tickets…

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    The Canopi, Bintan

    The first time I went to Bintan was in 2015, to take my diving course. The visibility of the ocean and the hotel I stayed in was kinda meh but two years later, after reading lots of good reviews on The Canopi, Bintan, I was looking forward to my 2D1N glamping trip.   Travel HANter 06 Jul 17 The Canopi, Bintan The trip was kind of last minute so we booked our trip through the live chat option with Lokopoko to ensure the dates we wanted. The process was quite fast and fuss-free (heh). Package Room Type: Safari Tent Per Adult: S$183 per person Package includes: 1-night accommodation with breakfast,…