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Tag: food

Taroko National Park, Taiwan

Taroko National Park is the one natural wonder in Taiwan that is not to be missed. Taiwan and specifically Taroko National Park is the site where two tectonic plates meet. Earthquakes here are fairly regular and make for an ever-changing, amazing natural landscape. From Vietnam I flew into Taipei for a 4 day Taiwan adventure. Taiwan is small but because of the mountains, travel across the country can take some time. I wanted to keep Taipei as my home base while in Taiwan so I found a daytrip that included a round-trip flight to Hualien (20 minutes in the air), Read More

Skipping through Saigon

Every trip has to have a least favorite spot or experience and on this Asia trip, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) was it for me. The humidity alone made for a miserable experience but overall the city was pretty lackluster, just a big, dirty city. There were high points of course, like the Night Market and my favorite coffee of the whole trip. After checking into the hotel, we immediately cabbed it in the pouring rain to Pho 2000. This is definitely a touristy spot but still quite good. Bill Clinton came here many years ago and it is Read More