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Taiwan – an island of friendliness, great food, ​and pristine​ nature

We spent three weeks in Taiwan with great food, the friendliest people and impressive landscapes. Like so many others we started our trip in Taipei. We planned a week there so that we would have enough time to figure out where we want to go next and what to do on the island of Taiwan. ...

Taipei’s Top 6 Must-Sees

On prior travels, we had been to a few Asian cities like Bangkok, Hong Kong or Ho Chi Minh. Still, we didn’t really know what to expect in Taipei. Was it a city with shiny modern buildings like Hong Kong’s financial district? or more like the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s riverside? We found Taipei ...

O’ahu – what a surprise!

Only four days left on our Hawaii trip! We chose to spend our last days in the USA on the Island of Oahu. On purpose we decided to spend less time here than on the other islands because we assumed it might fit our taste less, being the island with the biggest population and about ...

Kauai – Hawaii’s Garden Island

After our amazing time on Maui and Big Island we were absolutely looking forward to Kauai. Especially because we heard so much good about it. That is also why we planned 8 days for this small island. The first four nights we were about to stay in one of the two hostels on the island ...

Kona and surroundings

From what we heard about Kona (being the touristy area of the island) we imagined the place to have a big sandy beach with restaurants and lots of people there. When we were getting closer to the Kona area we quickly realized that it is not quite like that. The area is very steep and ...