Note: This trip was made in December 2018. Our next and final stop in Hualien (花蓮) is Qixingtan (七星潭) Beach. The beach is shaped like a crescent, where the mountains meet the beach. After checking out of the hotel and leaving our luggage with the hotel reception, we took a taxi to Qixingtan (七星潭) Beach.
Note: This trip was made in December 2018. We packed our bags and check out from The Silk Hotel at Taroko National Park. As it was December, almost Christmas, the hotel lobby was beautifully decorated with a Christmas Tree and a sleigh filled with beautifully wrapped presents. The hotel car sent us back to the
Note: This trip was made in December 2018. After the pit stop at the Taroko Archway, the starting point of the Gorge trail, the guide brought us to the Qingshui Cliff. Qingshui Cliff is located on the section of the Suao-Hualien Highway, one of the most spectacular sights on Taiwan’s Pacific coast. The cliff is
Note: This trip was made in December 2018. After a complimentary morning tour to Changchun Shrine and Swallow Grotto, we were brought back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, we arranged for a driver and car to bring us to the rest of the Taroko (太魯閣) Trails. The driver also played the role of
Note: This trip was made in December 2018. Our second day at Taroko. We woke up early as we were looking forward to joining the three-hour guided tour organised by the hotel as part of the hotel stay package. The first stop was to Changchun (Eternal Spring) Shrine, then to Yanzikou (Swallow Grotto) Trail. The
Note: This trip was made n December 2018. We woke up early for an early breakfast and check out from Eslite Hotel to head to our next destination. We took the MRT from Taipei Station to Hualien Station where we waited for the hotel’s mini-bus to pick us up to the Silk Place, the hotel
My recent trip to Seoul was at the back of my trip to Vegas. I extended a couple of days in Seoul to take a break and do some shopping for skincare products. I stayed at Myeong-dong, the shopping district. Myeong-dong is filled with shops and almost every other shop sells skin care and cosmetics.
At our Spring visit to Tokyo, we made a day trip to Hakone 箱根 to catch a view of Mount Fuji. I booked a day tour where we were picked up from the hotel at Shinjuku at eight in the morning. Mount Fuji 5th Station Our first stop was to Mt Fuji 5th Station located along
During Spring in Tokyo, besides Shinjuku Gyoen, another must-visit park is Ueno Park, Tokyo’s most popular park. At our visit to Tokyo in late March, we had the day and night hanami experience at Ueno Park. A picture speaks a thousand words, sharing my experience with the photos we captured. Enjoy. A Day at Ueno