Adventure

High Tatras Hiking

Hiking The High Tatras Mountains, Slovakia

The High Tatra National Park in Slovakia is the largest in the nation. The expansive area has hikes for all abilities and the views are breathtaking. Despite being a relatively small region, it packs a punch: valleys, waterfalls, and endless snow-capped peaks. Peak season runs throughout spring and summer, however I went for my High …

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Sri Lanka Train Journey

Sri Lanka Train Journey: Guide To Sri Lankan Railways

UPDATED JUNE 2019     When one thinks of Sri Lanka, images of varied landscapes come to mind: tea plantations, mountains, cityscapes, ancient ruins and coastline. This safe and friendly nation has everything you could imagine. To bridge these diverse landscapes, one has to travel somehow. And now, I might be a little bit biased, …

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Shifen Waterfall

Shifen Day Trip From Taipei: How To Visit Shifen Waterfall

Shifen’s waterfalls were some of the most beautiful I have seen in a while. Maybe the absolutely torrential June rains helped boost them a bit, but the 40-metre high waterfall was positively pumping when I visited.   Shifen is a small town about an hour outside of Taipei with a unique old town surrounding the …

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Jiufen Travel Guide

Jiufen Complete Travel Guide: Everything You Should Know

Jiufen is a historic township in the mountainous north of Taiwan. Formerly a prosperous gold mining town, rather than become abandoned like many others, the picturesque town has maintained its place in local and international tourists’ itineraries. Featuring in animated films like Spirited Away have also helped Jiufen’s profile. An easy day trip from Taipei, Jiufen’s stunning …

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Taroko National Park Guide: How To Explore Taroko Gorge Effectively

Taroko National Park (太魯閣國家公園) in Taiwan’s east is a jaw-dropping natural wonder and popular area to explore. Named after the local indigenous tribe, Truku, this region has been carved out over millions of years by the Liwa River to form the 19km long Taroko Gorge. The landscapes here are breath-taking as you make your way …

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Elephant Walk

Elephant Mountain, Taipei: Everything You Need To Know

Elephant Mountain (象山) in Xiangsian is the famous viewpoint which probably springs straight to mind when thinking of Taipei. Located within the city of Taipei, this jungle-covered mountain gives panoramic views over the metropolis and an unparalleled look at Taipei 101. Facing the West, it is the ultimate sunset-seeking spot and hundreds flock to Elephant …

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