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How we spent a weekend in Kaohsiung: coast line drives, monkeys, + Star Trek

by Jillian

Stellar Weekend in Kaohsiung Eric Star Trek Chair

There are so many wonderful hole in the wall places and alleyways to explore in Tainan, that we’ve spent the past month biking around without leaving the city. It’s amazing how long you can stay in one place and never even scrape the surface of its true culture! I love the luxury of taking my time to get a feel for a city and, if I could, I’d visit every city this way.

Even so, we happily welcomed the change of pace in going to visit Eric’s dad last weekend in Kaohsiung (Eric’s dad does work in Taiwan and the US). We hopped on the TRA slow train from Tainan to Kaohsiung and enjoyed the little things along the way…

Snack time before the train comes. #hungryhippo #sparrows

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Unexpected Pit Stops: Culture and Koi Fish in Tainan

Biking around Tainan City last week, we happily stumbled upon the colorful, historical Chihkan Tower. Also known as Fort Provintia, Chihkan Tower was once a Dutch outpost. Then, it was destroyed by an earthquake, leaving behind a ghostly glimpse of a staircase in a hidden underground room. This cultural monument has intruiging remnants of aboriginal times and is a worthy short afternoon stop (it’s also supposedly gorgeous at night).

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Top 5 Experiences and Eats: Taipei

Road To Here Blogs’s Top 5 Taipei Experiences

We weren’t sure about Taipei at first (50’s + rainy after sunny Thailand), but ended up really enjoying the city and finding all the hole in the wall places. Here are our favorite, not-to-be-missed experiences:

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Our daily backpack: what to bring for a day of adventure.

Eric and I have gotten into a routine of what to bring each day while we venture around cities and beaches on our southeast Asia trip. We’ve decided on a backpack because it’s easiest to carry, distributes weight well, carries a lot, and works for riding scooters, walking in the rain, or just being out and about.

For a daily adventure, on average, here’s what we pack: Continue reading Our daily backpack: what to bring for a day of adventure.

Peace out, Thailand! A preview of our adventure time in Taipei, Taiwan.

It’s been real, Thailand. Our visa is up and we are headed to Taipei, Taiwan. Bring on the cafes, the zoo, and panda shaped bread! I realize I’ve skipped over most of Bali & our three saweet weeks in Bangkok (ft. cute cat cafes & delicious street food) , but fear not – I will certainly catch y’all up on what we did there in the coming weeks. Promise.

Here’s a preview of the awesomeness that’s to come for our Taipei trip & some of our must see adventure time spots coming up in this week’s posts: Continue reading Peace out, Thailand! A preview of our adventure time in Taipei, Taiwan.

We Dig vs. We’d Ditch: Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang

We pretty much adored every part of our trip to Klong Prao Beach on the beautiful island of Koh Chang. Not yet as touristy as what we’d experienced in Bali, Koh Chang truly captured our hearts. We would have stayed longer had our visa allowed, but alas, it’ll remain a brief, wonderous stint in time – like the summer fling you never want to forget.

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