Before I searched about Hong Kong, I always associated Hong Kong with skyscrapers, concrete jungle, triad, kung fu, and dark alleys. Blame those movies though. Only when I decided to go to Hong Kong that I began to do a bit research about the attractions and places to visit. To my surprise, Hong Kong does have remarkable landscape and amazing hikes as well. Those hikes like Victoria Peak hiking trails, Sai Kung County hikes, Kowloon Peak, Dragon’s back, Lion’s Rock hike are just few of so many amazing hikes in Hong Kong. Although, i did not make all the hike due to drizzling and raining for the consecutive three days when i was there.
My itinerary was already set though, out of 14 days off that I got, 7 days were for Taiwan and 6 days for Hong Kong. But I had also decided to spent one day in Macau and one day in Hong Kong Disneyland. Thus, I only had four days to explore Hong Kong, and I wanted to explore both its nature and city center as well And, I got to do it with my mom. So, I needed to select places and hike that are friendly and medium-rated difficulties in term of elevation and geography. In summary, here's the rough map or itinerary of the four days in Hong Kong (I have excluded Macau and Disneyland Hong Kong in this map). Click to read more about Hong Kong City Exploration.
Out of 6 days that I had in Hong Kong, I decided to spent one day in the land of magic – Hong Kong Disneyland. I am not a super fan (more of ordinary fan) of any Disneyland Character, but I like themed park and or amusement park. The idea to enjoy a ride, be it in a carousel, riding a boat in a man-made “scary-unknown” jungle, riding a roller coaster is really fun. I mean, wouldn’t you want to be carried away from this earth for a while and enjoy being carefree and happy for just a moment?
My attractions to nature, landscape, and architecture will always win its place when it comes to concocting an itinerary. But, when I had a chance to experience amusement park, I’ve been on a roll as well. I went to Warner Bros Studio Tour in London on 2015, did bungee jump on 2012 in New Zealand, had a skydiving in Queensland Australia on 2014, had a Hot Balloon ride on Cappadocia on 2013, and this year I heard Disneyland calling my name.
In this post, i will share my experience and I will summarise the tips at the end of this post. So, make sure you keep reading (or just scroll down if you’re impatient and want to read the Tips already), haha...
After 7 days in Taiwan from 27 April – 05 May 2018, I left Taiwan for Hong Kong on the fourth Day in Hong Kong, I took a ferry ride from Hong Kong to Macau and went back the same day to Hong Kong. So, this blog post will focus on that day I spent in Macau. Click to read more on tips and how to get to and from Macau.
On the sixth day, I explore the beauty of Taiwan’s Northeast Coast. On the last day in Taiwan, I explored Shifen Waterfall, Yehliu Geopark and a bit of Taipei.
After I went along the northeast coast of Taiwan, I stayed the night at Airbnb in Ruifeng City. Ruifeng is such a small and beautiful city. Its night market lively and worth exploring. Early in the morning the next day, I boarded an early train to Shifen. Read more to read my journey to Shifen Waterfall and Yehliu Geopark.
On day five, I explored Taroko gorge on a group tour, and in the afternoon, I took a train ride from Hualien to Yilan. Why Yilan? Because it’s a great transit to further north, before I explore Toucheng Township, Pingxi district and Shuangxi District which is basically the east Part of the Taiwan, where it displays rugged cliffs, dramatic sea-view hills, or in another word: BEST COAST OF THE TAIWAN!!
On day 2, I explore Taichung and Tainan by using ownrides, a customized tour in which we are able to make our itinerary online before Ownrides seek you a driver and you’re good to go. You can go to the post to read more about Ownrides. As I mentioned on that post, it is suitable if you want to go places where public transportations are scarce, and you have limited time with so many places to visit and with the distance from one place to another is far.
On this sixth day in Taiwan, I also used ownrides. The taxi driver picked me up at Yilan Train Station, brought me on the road along beautiful east & northeast cost of Taiwan and dropped me at Ruifang as per my request. Click link below to read more about the adventure that surely blew me away!
If you stumble upon this page/post, here’s what you need to know. This is the fifth out of seven posts (about the fifth day, out of my recent seven-days trip to Taiwan). You can read about the other posts here:
Day 1: Exploring Amazing Kaohsiung
Day 2: Kaohsiung and Tainan City Day Out
Day 3: Sun Moon Lake
Day 4: Taichung City Tour
On the fourth Day I explore Taichung City, and on the afternoon, I took a train from Taichung to Hualien. It was basically moving from west coast to East Coast via North line. Click link below to know more about the tour
Hello again everyone, this is the fourth out of seven posts about my fourth day trip on Taiwan in Last April 2018 to May 2018. You can read my first post on the previous days spent in Taiwan here:
On my third day in Taiwan, I explored Sun Moon Lake by taking bus from Taichung and went back to Taichung on the very same day. On the fourth day, I explored all the beauties in Taichung, be it in the city center or beyond before taking the train to Hualien for Taroko Gorge adventure.
Click below link to read more about my adventure in Taichung!!
This post is the third post out of 7 post (which tells the third day out of my recent seven-days trip to Taiwan). If you just read this post, you can catch up my first post here and my second post here. On the first day, I arrived at Kaohsiung and explore the beauty of Kaohsiung. On the second day, I explore places of interest spread from Kaohsiung to Tainan, and then continued my journey to Taichung using High Speed Railways Train.
On the second day, I arrived at Taichung around 8 pm. The next day (the third day), I planned to Explore Sun Moon Lake (will be abbreviated as SML), one of the most famous landscape in Taiwan.
Before I start, this is my second post out of seven (7) that each tells the seven days of my little exploration of Taiwan. On day one, I arrived in Taiwan at Kaohsiung international airport and I discover myself lost in the beauty of Kaohsiung. On the second day, I traveled from Kaohsiung to Tainan, and then I took High Speed Railway Train from Tainan to Taichung to get further north of Taiwan. You can read my day-1 post here.
So, this post is focused on my exploration of Tainan city and all attractions that are still within Kaohsiung Area, but quite far from Kaohsiung City central. Here’s my itinerary for the second day in Taiwan covering Kaohsiung City Greater Area, Tainan City, and concluded in Taichung.
This post is a series of Posts I will be posting about my recent Trip to Taiwan (on April-May 2018). At this point, I’m thinking of putting post by post by the cities or region I visited on each day. So if I visit more than one city on one day, I will put in a post. The idea is that I hope it can help illustrate the alternatives itineraries to do in a day.
I thought it was about time to visit Taiwan. Many had asked whether I was interested in visiting China, and my answer had been a constant “Not Yet”. China is beautiful, but I wasn’t ready to explore the big main island China, so I went to Taiwan instead. Why? Given a short time, Taiwan is a smaller area that I can treasure in a relatively short time. Based on my research, the Taiwan’s transportations networks are advance, integrated like those in Japan (comparably so), and it has such beautiful landscape on its coastal area and dramatic mountain region. So I decided to visit Taiwan, in a series with Hong Kong and Macau. I will also write about Hong Kong and Macau. But first, click button below to read about my amazing day exploring Kaohsiung :)