Tainan, where Taiwan started

Tainan, where Taiwan started

When you want to get to the heart of Taiwan, a great place to start is Tainan, Taiwan’s oldest city. During Imperial times, this was the capital of Taiwan. Today it is the fifth largest city on the island. To get the best sense of life in the olden times, there’s no...
Narrow Door Cafe, eat too much and you’ll never leave

Narrow Door Cafe, eat too much and you’ll never leave

Some places are difficult to find, but once you do, you can usually get in with no problem.  The Narrow Door Cafe is just the opposite.  It’s easy enough to find – it’s directly across the street from one of Tainan’s main attractions – the Confucius Shrine. The...
Enjoy Sun Moon Lake by land, bike, boat or from the air

Enjoy Sun Moon Lake by land, bike, boat or from the air

Sun Moon Lake has been drawing tourists since 1999, when it was reconstructed into a National Scenic Area after a major earthquake. It is now a 9,000 hectare vacation mecca for Taiwanese and international tourists alike. The largest alpine mountain lake in all of...
Hualien is the gateway to eastern shore attractions

Hualien is the gateway to eastern shore attractions

Cisingtan Scenic Bike Trail Midway down the eastern shoreline of Taiwan is the city of Hualien.  It’s just a short, under-an-hour flight from Taipei and you’ll find yourself next to lush green hills that parallel the seashore. This makes a perfect setting for the...