Travel

Of wanderlust, faraway places and getting lost in revelry.

A 30-Million-Year-Old Recipe: Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, Are a Feast for the Eyes

Flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, unsalted butter, sugar and more ingredients go into the breakfast delights that are pancakes. In Punakaiki, New Zealand, making pancakes... Read More

The Sad, Brutal Reality of the Beautiful Glowworms

I ventured deeper and deeper into the heart of a limestone cave in Waitomo, thankful for the lights illuminating the narrow passageway. Sticky fishing lines... Read More

Photo Essay: Taroko National Park: Swallow Grotto and Baiyang Trails

I set the pastel-blue helmet on my head, a trifle conscious that I resembled a Pokémon trainer. But since I wished to set foot in... Read More

Cango Caves and Their 20-Million-Year Mystique

Some 10,000 years ago, the Khoisan, the world’s most ancient race, used the entrance of the Cango Caves as shelter. To stand in the same spot... Read More

A “Radioactive” Hot-spring Experience: Soaking in the Restorative Waters of Beitou, Taiwan

The air of Beitou was perfumed with a floral scent redolent of osmanthus. Stepping out of Xin Beitou (New Beitou) train station, I was greeted... Read More

Immediate Tranquility and Harmony Along Shueiuatou Hiking Trail, Sun Moon Lake

Sun Moon Lake’s surrounding is a wreath of mountains and trees, so that its palette is a juxtaposition of azure blue and forest emerald. Taiwan’s... Read More

Photo Essay: Taiwan, In Bloom

There is a terrible fog that masks Taiwan's landscapes, but out of this nebula peek the iridescent colours of the country's most beautiful gems: flowers.... Read More

Vertigo at Zhushan Sky Ladder

A thick fog curtained the entire Da-an Bamboo Scenic Park, and no gaze, not even the most eagle-eyed’s, could pierce it. My prayer for the... Read More

The Surreal Experience of Releasing a Handmade Sky Lantern at Shifen, Pingxi

At every turn, Shifen, Pingxi, throbs with a sprightliness. Vendors proudly plug beloved Taiwanese foods such as mini sausages and chicken wings to passersby. Tourists... Read More

Taiwan’s Golden Waterfall: A Colourful Sight to Behold

Drinking from waterfalls is a great privilege: clear, bright and invigorating is each mouthful. But the Golden Waterfall, Jinguashi, Taiwan, does not give anyone leave... Read More

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