Taiwan

Fantasy island vacation

Who hasn’t fantasized about being shipwrecked on an island? Quiet, solitude, and the struggle to survive. Sounds like a really good vacation. Unfortunately, most of us will never get the chance to actually be shipwrecked on an island, but two weeks ago I came the closest that I’ll probably ever get. Orchid Island is a two-hour boat ride (or […]

Super Chicks

My plan was to visit a place called 60 Shih Shan (60 Stone Mountain) in Hualien County, Taiwan. I was gonna take the train to a small village, then take a bus up to the mountain. When I got off the train, though, there weren’t any buses … or literally anything else. No buses, no taxis, nothing. […]

Cat cafe in Taipei!!

I went to a cat cafe today. Was everything covered in hair? Did it smell bad? Did the animals get all up in my food? Was the food gross? No, no, no, and no. Dog and Cats Cafe is a cozy little joint in Taipei. There are 15 cats, 2 dogs, and 1 bird. It felt […]

Taipei Museum of Drinking Water

Drinkable water is the only type of water that people should drink. However, most of us take for granted that the water we drink didn’t start that way. That’s why the museum of drinking water. People have been drinking water for forever. Why not a museum? This building is Naboo-worthy. And wedding-worthy. And cosplay-worthy (or is this another […]

Looks like crap

POOP IS FUNNY. POOP-THEMED RESTAURANTS ARE VERY VERY FUNNY. Note: To fully enjoy this post, you need to know that squatter toilets are common in Asia and what they look like. Voila. (But never ever this clean.) Just like any good joke, poop jokes have to be surprising, out-of-place, and so wrong they seem right. And that’s why […]

Do burritos make us American?

I’ve been wanting Mexican food ever since I flew into Taiwan. In fact, the last meal I ate before flying to Taiwan was a burrito, chips, and salsa. So, this weekend, after TWO MONTHS of not having Mexican food (two months and four days to be exact), I found a place called Macho Tacos in Taipei. I […]

MONKEYS GOT HATERS TOO

I went into a jungle the next day. By Kaohsiung is a small mountain called Shoushan and it’s a designated national park. I had been there and explored a bit the day before when Taiwan Grandma dropped me off, but I saved the heavy hiking for the next day. I was very excited to go because there were supposed […]

Dahu Park

Visit Dahu Park in Taipei! It’s a great place to … … see some very attractive person! Me. … see some squirrel!. I mean, it’s probably a squirrel, butt I can’t see the head,so. … see some cranes! ~Very Asian.~ … see some little girl trying to hunt a duck!!! Little girls and animals. A […]

Elephant Mountain

You’ve heard of elephants, you’ve heard of mountains, but have you heard of Elephant Mountain? Elephant Mountain is a mountain in Taipei (A mountain in a city! What is this, Lord of the Rings?). But before I tell you what it’s like to visit, let me give you a little history. Taipei is also known […]

Picture vomit: Taiwan

These are some pics I took of some places I went during my last week in Taiwan. 😉 Sun Moon Lake Wen Wu Temple After being in the big city for two weeks, it was nice to bust out and get into nature. We (my fellow white American teachers and I) were able to visit […]

A travel expert’s advice on Taiwan

It’s me. I’m the travel expert. I’ve been in Taiwan for TWO WEEKS, so that makes me a tiny expert on how to travel here. So sit back and relax: I have your whole trip planned. 1) Language: In my travel group, there are about five Mandarin Chinese-speakers and they’ve been a big help, especially […]

Is the food in Taiwan good????

I kno I already talked about this, but I don’t love the food in Taiwan, BUTT I like to keep things positive on PFB, so I’ll get the negative out of the way real quick: Do you ever see Asians post pictures of food? No because it’s all just rice. Have you ever seen a […]