East Asia

Travelling with an infant for the first time | Winter at 8 months old

Travelling with an infant for the first time | Winter at 8 months old

Many people told us to go for holidays as a couple, notably babymoon, as much as possible before the little one arrived. Glad we took the advice and went for a last minute babymoon trip to Taiwan. Travelling with a baby is a different ball […]

Outskirts of Taichung (5): Gao Mei Shi Di (Gao Mei Wetland)

Outskirts of Taichung (5): Gao Mei Shi Di (Gao Mei Wetland)

Dajia River flows through the districts of Taichung City and at the southern river mouth lies Gao Mei Shi Di (高美湿地, Gao Mei Wetland, “Gao Mei”). There used to be many wetlands at Taiwan’s west coast but many have been replaced by new developments. We […]

Outskirts of Taichung (4): Taichung Flower Market

Outskirts of Taichung (4): Taichung Flower Market

Following our stop at Lavender Cottage, it’s more flowers appreciation at Zhong She Tourist Flower Garden 中社观光花市 (“Flower Market” or “Flower Garden”). With the colourful array of flowers, your eyes will be in for a treat. Get your camera ready too! Our itinerary was: Rainbow Village, […]

Outskirts of Taichung (3): Lavender Cottage

Outskirts of Taichung (3): Lavender Cottage

Two ladies left their jobs in Taipei and Kaohsiung to pursue their dream of owning a lavender field, a quiet place for people to relax and enjoy nature. Lavender Cottage 薰衣草森林 is where their dreams came into fruition after years of hard work. We came […]

Accommodation in Kumamoto: Airbnb Review

Accommodation in Kumamoto: Airbnb Review

We were looking for accommodation in Kumamoto two months before our stay. However, 90% of the hotels in Kumamoto was booked out, and none left for our budget range. So we went looking through the Airbnb listing, and alas, there were not many options too! […]

Overview Itinerary of Northern Kyushu, Japan (Winter/Spring 2018)

Overview Itinerary of Northern Kyushu, Japan (Winter/Spring 2018)

Travelling with an Infant to Northern Kyushu (Japan)  Be sure to bookmark this page as I update my Itinerary of Northern Kyushu. It’s our first trip with Baby Evangeline and we went to a cold place for a road trip. What were we thinking of?! Baby Evangeline […]

Outskirts of Taichung (2): Carton King

Outskirts of Taichung (2): Carton King

After Rainbow Village, we arrived at Carton King, the second stop of our Taichung outskirts tour. We first came across Carton King’s smaller branch at Cingjing Farm, near to the Swiss Garden. I didn’t know what it was about until hubby enlightened me. Most exhibits […]

Outskirts of Taichung (1): Rainbow Village

Outskirts of Taichung (1): Rainbow Village

For a one day tour around the outskirts of Taichung, I’ll recommend booking a driver. Our driver is Mr Ye, 葉師榮  and if you are interested in engaging him, you can find out more in “Taichung Driver for the Outskirts“. But if you cannot find a […]

Taichung Driver for the Outskirts

Taichung Driver for the Outskirts

For a one day tour around the outskirts of Taichung, I’ll recommend booking a driver. We googled and found Mr Liu 劉錦鐘’s website. Based on online reviews, he seems to be a recommended Taichung Driver for the Outskirts. And since it was last minute planning […]

Cingjing Minsu: Sen Love B&B Review

Cingjing Minsu: Sen Love B&B Review

If you are visiting Cingjing Farm (清境农场), I do recommend a night stay around the farm instead of making a day trip from Taichung. It’s more relaxing this way and you get to enjoy the good weather (at certain months of the year). We stayed […]

Travel from Taichung to Cingjing (Taiwan)

Travel from Taichung to Cingjing (Taiwan)

If you are planning to go to Cingjing/Qingjing Farm in Taiwan (清境農場), you can either stay in Taichung and make a day trip or stay one night around Cinjing farm. We picked the latter option and it’s highly recommended! Either way, you will need to […]

Train from Taipei to Taichung

Train from Taipei to Taichung

If you are heading to Cingjing/Qingjing Farm (清境農場) or scenic spots in the outskirts of Taichung, I’ll recommend a pit stop at Taichung city. Taichung is somewhere in the middle of Taipei and Kao Hsiung. So if you are flying in to Taiwan, you can […]