Alishan National Park – First day in the clouds

Today I travelled from Taichung to Alishan National Park. I went by train to Chiayi and then took a bus to the park. The park is not very far from Taichung, so the journey didn’t take too long. I took the train at 9:20 am and arrived at Alishan at around 14:00. While I was…

Taichung with friends

Today I moved to a cheaper hostel where I stay for one night in a dorm room. It’s also close to the train station and it’s called Auntie Julie’s House. It was a bit difficult to find, as there is no sign (at least I didn’t see one) outside. But looking for the number of…

First day in Taiwan

I am writing this from my room in Forté Orange Taichung Park International Youth Hostel. Here I got a single room for 1200 NTD for my first night in Taichung, Taiwan. It’s both hostel and hotel as far as I understand. The hotel/hostel is located right in the center of Taichung, in easy reach from…

Say Hello to Mr. Rucksack!

Tomorrow morning I will get into a plane heading to Taiwan, I will travel alone – no wait! I’m not alone! There is also Mr. Rucksack! Usually i like to travel with suitcases. But I figured that for some trips a backpack is just much more convenient. For Taiwan a suitcase is also fine. But…

Travelling Taiwan – Part 2: Taroko National Park

Taroko National Park (For an English summary please scroll to the bottom) Wie ich in meinem letzten Eintrag berichtet habe, ist mein Semester in Taiwan schon seit Februar zu Ende. Dafür stehe ich schon in den Startlöchern für die nächste Reise nach Taiwan im Oktober. Bis dahin will ich in meiner Berichterstattung zu meinem Semester…

Next trip to Taiwan

Great news! I will travel to Taiwan again! (Für deutsche Version nach unten scrollen) My semester in Taiwan ended in February 2013. After exams and presentations in January, I used my remaining time in Asia to travel. I visited Singapore and the Philippines. Finally I mada a roundtrip of Taiwan with my sister who visited…

New year at Taipei 101

Happy new year 2013!   Frohes neues Jahr!   I will soon continue my story of travelling in Taiwan with my boyfriend. First however, I have to tell you about New Year’s Eve in Taiwan: Magalie, Clint, Martin, Julian and me decided to get the “real” Taiwan New Year’s Eve experience: Watching fireworks at Taipei…

Travelling Taiwan – Part 1: Taipei

Travelling Taiwan – Part 1: Taipei (For an English summary please scroll to the bottom) Seit meinem letzten Eintrag ist einige Zeit vergangen – ich versuche jetzt mal meine Motivation wiederzufinden und starte meinen nächsten Eintrag 🙂 Was ist also seit meinem Video Eintrag passiert? Ich hatte erstmal meine Midterm Woche an der Uni. Das…

A tour of Feng Chia University – It’s video time!

Hello everyone, It’s video time!! 😀 Magalie and me had a day off university yesterday. We decided to get a break from sitting in front of our laptops and to go out in the sun instead 🙂 We went to Feng Chia University to take pictures and to create a video for you: A tour…

Short trip to Hong Kong

Just one week after our trip to Kaohsiung, it was time for the next trip: a short trip to Hong Kong. As this blog is supposed to be about Taiwan, I will not add too much details about that trip. Magalie and Leila really wanted to visit Hong Kong and Macau. After some consideration I…