Taiwan | Little Country, Big Adventure

East coast Taiwan

As school can sometimes be an all consuming behemoth, it’s great when weekends and breaks come along to get some rest and relaxation. However not every weekend, is meant to be spent vegging out in front of the TV until Monday morning. So I took advantage of my time to explore and have some fun. […]

Working at a Taiwanese Kindergarten | The Good

If you don’t know by now then you haven’t been reading, but that’s okay. For the past year I was teaching ESL at a Taiwanese kindergarten and it has been quite the year. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into! But during the school year I have experienced a whole lot and now […]

The temple in the clouds

You climbed and climbed, until you final arrived—to the healing waters of Xian mountain and the temple in the clouds. You already begin to feel as though you’ve been transformed—the journey having spiritual and physical effects upon your person and you are now in the metaphysical plain. This place is dark and mystical, something out […]

The temples at Xian Mountain

You are intrigued after departing the bus and taking in your surrounding—the grey skies,the temple, the market and the few buildings. It is said that travellers flock to this area because of the healing waters at the temple. You venture over to the steps and begin the climb, for numerous reason: the healing waters, fascination, curiosity. […]

Peace in Xiangtian Lake

  Taiwan has a lot of natural beauty, it is a natural paradise;  when in Taiwan a place to visit is Maoli county for its natural and mysterious beauty. There are tourist buses located in most major train stations that help you explore the area if you don’t have your own transportation. When I went […]

How to increase Instagram Engagement

Tanya Weekes a professional photographer and avid instagram user taught me how to use Instagram. By following her advice I have seen a difference in my social media presence; so I have returned to the social photography app with a new mindset and drive. 4 Steps for Instagram Engagement:  Post regularly or people forget about you. We are […]

Sun meets the Moon

Sun Moon Lake, the biggest (and only?) lake in Taiwan, located in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, close to Taichung.   Leaving our house at 6am on a Sunday, we took the local train to the Hsinchu HSR from there to Taichung. It was a long weekend and the bus was full, or maybe now the […]

A guide to Sun Moon Lake

How to get there? From Hsinchu or anywhere else, take the high-speed rail (HSR) to Taichung. This a more costly option but definitely better in the end because the bus or train both take over an hour, where the HSR takes 30 minutes. From the HSR station there is a bus that takes you to […]

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