Asia

Here you can read all the posts I’ve written about my travels in Asia! So far I’ve traveled to:

Did you know Taiwan has the largest number and density of high mountains in the world? I for sure did not! And this wasn’t the only thing about Taiwan that surprised me. I had no idea this little island used to be called ‘Ilha Formosa’, meaning ‘beautiful island’ in Portuguese. A fitting name though, Taiwan is beautiful indeed and really green! Even…

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I have to admit I was a little worried about finding affordable accommodation in Taiwan. It’s easy to find great budget accommodation when you are traveling around Southeast Asia, but in many other parts of the world accommodation makes up the biggest chunk of your daily travel budget. But after doing the calculations for my Taiwan budget breakdown post, I was surprised to…

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Taiwan isn’t part of the typical backpacker trail around Southeast Asia and I don’t know why… I really feel this small island deserves much more attention, Taiwan has so much to offer! Perhaps it’s because travelers feel it will be too expensive and I admit I also wasn’t sure what to expect from the cost of travel in Taiwan. However, after spending a…

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After 3 days in Kaohsiung we made our way to beautiful green Kenting National Park, one of the highlights of our 1 month trip around Taiwan. Kenting National Park is one of the 9 National Parks in Taiwan and we spent 3 days exploring the area on a scooter. 3 days in Kenting National Park In the map below you…

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Tainan was the 2nd city we visited in Taiwan and I liked it even more than Kaohsiung. Tainan was the capital of Taiwan from 1683 until 1887 and has plenty of historic sites to explore. Despite having a population close to 2 million, Tainan city center (where most of the sightseeing places are) is very walkable. Or, do as we…

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To be honest, I had never heard of Kaohsiung until I started planning our trip to Taiwan. Turns out Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan! Almost 3 million people live in Kaohsiung and its port is the largest harbor in Taiwan. Because we could catch a cheap flight from Malaysia to Kaohsiung, this is where we started our 1 month trip…

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Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, with the famous Taipei 101 tower, countless restaurants and so much things to see and do. I’m not usually one to spend a long time in a big city, but I absolutely loved our 12 days in Taipei! I put together this guide to show you how much this vibrant city has to offer, how to visit Taipei…

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I was amazed how a small country like Sri Lanka could offer so much variety! Sri Lanka has beautiful beaches, green mountains, even greener tea plantations, ancient and impressive Buddhist temples, colorful and detailed Hindu temples and much more. And all that on an island 4 times smaller than the U.K.! In our 1 month Sri Lanka trip we went…

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I will be honest: hiking from Jiri to the Everest Base Camp is the most challenging thing I have ever done. The 6-day journey from Jiri to Cheplung is particularly strenuous and some days were downright brutal: climbing 1200 meters and descending 1000… Hiking for 7,5 hours with a 10kg backpack, hoping that your destination of the day is behind the next…

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