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What to Do in Nagasaki for 2 Days?

What to Do in Nagasaki for 2 Days?

Getting to Nagasaki From Fukuoka to Nagasaki “Two bus tickets to Nagasaki, please. Via Hakata.” The ticketing officer at Fukuoka Airport looked at us in bewilderment. Then, he tried his best to explain in English that it was a bad idea. Upon his advice, we…

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 There used to be many wetlands at Taiwan’s west coast but many have been replaced by new developments.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…

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…

Stay near Taichung Train Station (airbnb)

Stay near Taichung Train Station (airbnb)

Heading to Taichung? Some might prefer to stay near Fengjia, but we think it’s more convenient to stay near Taichung train station. In this way, we can walk to the train station with our luggage after we check out. And for Fengjia, we had a…

Stay near Taipei Main Station (airbnb above Q Square Mall)

Stay near Taipei Main Station (airbnb above Q Square Mall)

Are you thinking of where to stay in Taipei? I would recommend you to stay near Taipei Main Station. It’s a convenient location with easy access to Taipei’s transportation network of trains, subways (including airport subway) and buses. There’s a popular recommendation, CityInn Hotel – Taipei Station…

Hair and Body Products to buy in Japan’s Drugstores (Part 4)

Hair and Body Products to buy in Japan’s Drugstores (Part 4)

Other than the numerous facial care and make up products, there are many other hair and body products to buy in Japan’s Drugstores. With so many choices, it’s useful to research for the popular items people are getting. It will help you to refine your…

Make Up Products in Japan’s Drugstores  (Part 3B)

Make Up Products in Japan’s Drugstores (Part 3B)

There’s a vast collection of beauty products, including make up products in Japan’s drugstores. With so many choices, and I being a noob, I needed to research and find the gems that everyone’s grabbing. I also armed myself with local prices to compare when in Japan,…