travel: yilan, taiwan

There is a bakery only found in Yilan that sells really delicious pannacotta bread. So right after Taipei, my ultimate travel buddy and I decided to travel to Yilan to celebrate the new year and visit that pannacotta store. Yilan county is a province near Taipei that one could take by bus. Along the way, we saw…

travel: taipei, taiwan

We spent the last remaining hours of 2013 on the streets of Taipei. We had no proper food and very tired from hiking the Elephant Mountain. We had only ourselves and some other people wanting to see the spectacular view of Taipei101 come new year’s eve. I took photos the first sunset of 2014 from the…

travel: alishan, taiwan

We went to Alishan to see the sunrise. But we ended up missing it because of the morning rain. We planned to hike the trail at 4 in the morning, but we ended up hiring a private Volkswagen. We planned to not get cold, but we ended up freezing on a bench. We planned to not get…

travel: chiayi, taiwan

So NSYSU arranged a trip to get together with a taiwanese foster family! The get together was in Chiayi so we rode a train to get there. The highlight of the day was kumquat jam making and painting the molded plaster of paris! I really miss Lin Mama and Xu Papa. Just last year, I had skype…

travel: pingtung, taiwan

My Thai roommate from NSYSU took her Masters in Pingtung. She then served as our tour guide for this trip to the Taiwan Aboriginal Village.

travel: taichung, taiwan

Part of the Tainan Trip was a visit to Providence University, to some of our friends there. On the restaurant hub near Providence — we went to an “Italian” restaurant with the bear. The bear adorable, the ambiance great, but the food quite dull. Note to self: never eat European in Taiwan. On artisinal cakes — There…

travel: providence university, taiwan

Some of our friends studied in another part of Taiwan and we visited them in Taichung during the latter part of 2013. Taichung is the birthplace of my Taiwanese buddy/love interest(who got away)/friend who is now in Taipei for Masters. We loved Providence University. The campus was very spacious, grassy, and green, contrary to the…

travel: kenting, taiwan

We went to Kenting wishing to see the tip of the Philippines. We rented a car from Kaohsiung for a whole day trip to Kenting. One of my friends was very good in making deals and she managed to lower down the cost to TWD600 for the whole day, in a car that fits 6 persons….

travel: tainan, taiwan

There were 2 instances that we visited Tainan. First was with our lone Filipino mentor to see some landmarks. The other was with our friends from NSYSU taking Masters in HR (see trip to NCKU). In both instances we took the train to Tainan. Also in both instances we had limited budget but went back to…