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    • Day13


      October 26, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Ce que nous n'avons pas trouvé à Tainan, Lukang nous l'a offert. Quartiers anciens préservés, temples remarquables, une ville attachante et moins trépidante que ses consœurs.
      Dans quelques villes à Taiwan, nous avons remarqué que les cultures s'invitaient en milieu urbain, tels ces rizières aux pieds des immeubles, surprenant!Read more

    • Day244


      April 4, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌫 25 °C

      Taichung esch ca. 2 Stund südwestlich vo Taipei und esch bizli grösser als d Hauptstadt. Ich ha eigentlich vorgha nor ei Nacht do z verbringe und denn wiiter z goh well ich chli gnueg ha vo Städt im Momänt. Aber es ged so viel cooli Tagesusflüg rund umd Stadt, dass ich schlussändlich doch 3 Nächt blobe bi.

      Ah mim erste Tag bin ich eifach chli dord Stadt gloffe. Ich ha ehn lokale Märt gfonde wo es totals Chaos us allne Lüüt herrscht wo ihri Ihchäuf uf ehm Roller erlediged, überall Salat am Bode liid (werum au immer) und d Unterhose diräkt näb de hangende Hüehndli verchauft wärded. Ich bi au no dur de Taichung Park spatziert & ha mer det ehn Bubble-Milktea gönnt wo do alli trinked. Am Obig bini mit zwoi Engländer woni in Taipei känneglehrt ha ah Nightmarket go ässe und denn no uf es Glace im edelste Süessigkeite Lade vo Taiwan. Ich muss zuegäh das esch s beste Schoggiglace gsii wo ich jeh gässe ha!

      Am nöchste Tag esch Fiirtig gsii und drum send alli Hostels zimlich voll mit Taiwanese wo Churztrips möched. Ich bi am Morge ih ehn Park gloffe well mer im Hostel gseid worde esch det sig am Fiirtig secher ehn schöni Stimmig. Det heds denn viel Picknicker gha und Lüüt wo Ballön verchaufed und au ehn chline Märt mit handgmachte Sache. Ich ha det öbbis gässe und bi denn mit ehm Bus id Wetlands gfahre. Das esch so es Sumpfgebiet chli usserhalb. Det hani voll viel härzigi Chräbsli chönne beobachte und denn Barfuess chli durd Landschaft laufe. Das esch werklich ehn tolle Nomittag gsii. Förs Znacht bini de weder ah ehn Nightmarket go verschiednigi taiwanesischi Spezialitäte probiere 😋
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      Hä den hab ich in Berlin auch getrunken, mein Neffe ( Vietnamese) steht auch total drauf 😂🙈ich fand die glibberigen balls echt lustig aber sehr speziell.


      Ja die sind ächt lustig 😂. Bubble Tea trinkt mer in ganz Asie 😊. Taiwan esch aber s Härkunftsland vom Bubble-milk-tea.

    • Day11

      Stopover in Taichung

      October 20, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Mit einer Tasse Kaffee aus dem Fika Fika verabschieden wir uns von Taipei und brechen gegen Mittag Richtung Taichung auf. Unser Hotel im Industrie Look mit offenem Atrium hat mir gut gefallen. Taichung wirkt jung und vielseitig. Europäer scheinen aber bisher die Stadt noch nicht so oft zu besichtigen, da viele bei unserem Anblick überrascht sind 😂 Bei unserm Abendspaziergang Richtung Calligraphy Greenway und Anime Road kamen wir zufällig an einem Jazz Festival vorbei bei dem ich das letzte Mango Beer ergattern konnte. Zum Abschluss genossen wir noch ein Abendessen mit einem der beiden " originalen" Bubbleteas.Read more

    • Day57

      Taichung crafts

      November 5, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

      After brunch we visited the Shi Jen area which is known for its craft shops and handmade products. We came across a leather shops which let us make our own piece in just two hours; mine was a beautiful teal leather handbag. There was also a time-capsule postcard shop, where I posted a card to myself to arrive June 2024 for my 40th birthday. Finished off the day with the fluffiest souffle pancakes.Read more

    • Day8

      Stinky tofu, and other culinary delights

      December 1, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌫 20 °C

      After a fabulous breakfast of scrambled eggs, steamed buns, porridge, rice, vegetables and toast, we met our driver Steven to begin our tour of Taiwan.

      Being Saturday morning, the roads are full of locals heading away for day trips out of Taipei, so progress was very slow at times, despite being on a 4 lane freeway with additional raised lanes on both sides.

      We arrived at Longfeng Broken Bridge in time for morning tea, and Oliver jumped right in the deep end with a Taiwanese specialty - black stinky tofu (the name is extremely accurate). She and Steven had most of it, but everyone had a taste.

      We continued through the mountains on to Shengxing Railway Station, a town which was bypassed by the railway many years ago, and uses that, and its Hakka heritage, as a tourist attraction (think Hahndorf with noodles instead of wurst ☺). We also made some traditional pound tea by grinding herbs, peanuts and seeds in a mortar and pestle before adding hot water to make tea.

      We then drove to Taichung via the Rainbow Village, a former veterans village which was painted from head to toe in bright murals by one of the residents in a bid to save it from demolition. He is in his 90s now, and although no lives there anymore (it is purely for tourists), he was in the village today and happy to pose for photos for a small fee.

      Next stop was the Fengjia night market, famous for its imaginative food and drinks. It was here that bubble tea was invented, so we sampled sweet potato balls, fried quail egg balls, a hot dog in a hot dog (a pork sausage inside a rice sausage "roll"), deep fried suckling pig omelet, and a watermelon milk drink. We walked for over 2 hours and covered about half the market, so you'll get an idea of it's size!

      A short drive across town had us at our hotel around 8pm.
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      Interesting combo!


      OMG so cute haha

    • Day94

      Taichung. Rainbow village

      December 1, 2014 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌬 23 °C

      Checking out Taichung.... Just when I thought we've seen everything in the night market, Taichung's Feng Gia night market brings it to a different level. It is twice as big as some of the markets we went to in Taipei, and offers some really different street food like baked potatoe with nacho cheese, peking duck in a wrap, and the famous massaged grilled chicken. The Rainbow Village on the out skirt of the city is also very cute. Supposedly an old man painted his village with these whimsical, children like artwork in order to save it from being teard down by the government.Read more

    • Day27


      August 17, 2017 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      This is a great BBQ restaurant, if you can ignore their prices on the menu. They cooked everything for us, so all we did was enjoy as much protein as we could tonight (beef tongues, prime rib eye steak, pork cheek, kimchi, mixed veggies...)

      At the very end, we even ordered chicken cartilage soft bones for take-out. These were for our two little dogs waiting for us patiently at home.


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    • Day17

      The rich part of the city

      July 21, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

      Walking around the streets of the city today. The place with comic drawings seems awesome! (Great way to increase the value of property). Hotpot restaurant seems atmosphere was great, felt like in a monastery when sitting below the Banyan tree.Read more

    • Day4

      Taichung - Phew no rain!

      September 28, 2018 in Taiwan ⋅ 🌬 26 °C

      When asking about getting to Taichung everyone said don't take the bus and take the train instead. Obviously we decided to ignore this advice and go for it anyway and I'm glad we did! The bus was very empty, comfy and took pretty much the same time as the cheaper train and their was a bus every 15 mins! 2 hours 45 mins on the dot and we arrived in Taichung, blue skies! Unfortunately our host for couch surfing isn't available till 10pm so we needed to stash our bags in lockers. I'm so glad we have such small bags as we were able to fit them into the medium lockers, well with a pretty hard shove!

      To be honest we didn't know very much about Taichung until we got here and it actually has quite a few things going for it. It has a lovely park in the middle which is full of various birds, Miyahara which was a bit like walking into a Harry Potter shop selling various posh delicatessens, a small but scenic river walkway, the original bubble tea shop, a street full of animation street art and rainbow village. To sum up Taichung I'd say it's an Instagramers heaven with all the fun photo ops dotted around.

      The people have been very lovely so far and understanding of us not speaking Mandarin, but it's not held us back in daring to go into restaurants and point at food or just say 2 and hope for the best. When looking for lunch we wandered through an area that had all its shop signs in Vietnamese, it made me feel so happy. I have such incredible memories from Vietnam 😍 For lunch we went to a very busy looking restaurant and had pork knuckle noodle soup. It was really nice.

      In the evening we took a very round about journey (seriously it took us nearly 2 hours in the complete opposite direction to where we need to meet our couchsurfing host later) in hunt of the famous Feng Chia Night Market for its highly rated street food market. Was it worth it, YES! Although some of the stalls were the same it was also ideal for all those instagtamers out there. We had a crispy duck filled bao (Amazing!), the one and only fried chicken (a must eat in Taiwan), what looked like a hotdog but instead of the bread bun it was steamed rice (oddly sweet but had to be tried) and a custard tart (yum).

      Drained and tired we headed back to the bus terminal to pick up our bags and then went to meet our couchsurfing host just in the nick of time. Phew... what a crazy day (again)!

      As I mentioned this is the first time we have ever couch surfed and to be honest I was a bit nervous, but wow, I'm sure they won't all be this incredible. If they are wow. We are staying in Kevin's art studio which is in a private apartment about half an hour bus ride from the town centre. It is absolutely incredible. We have the whole flat to ourselves for free. We have our own private double room with ensuite, a kitchen, a washing machine and the best part is all his absolutely stunning art work around in every room. He's said we can stay as long as we need! I don't think this is the usual couchsurfing experience but I'm over the moon with it. We've decided to stay till Monday, so that we can cook vegetables!
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    • Day11

      Last full day in Taichung

      October 7, 2016 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

      Denna dag har mest bestått utav att vi gått runt i Taichung och kollat på olika byggnader och fångat pokemon... Vi gick bland annat till den nuvarande city hall och den gamla. Vår plan var att stanna på en jazzfestival ett litet tag med det slutade med att vi stannade där tills cirka 3. När vi kom dit så spelade dom Abba så vi kände oss hemma. Den som satt framför var dansk så på något vis så började vi prata och umgicks hela kvällen. Vi gick till närmaste 7-eleven och köpte några öl samt cider. Påvägen hem skulle Andy testa skatea men det gick inte sådär superbra då han bara ramlade, men jag tror han är okej haha. Nu ska vi sova, godnatt och imorgon blir det Taipei!Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Changhua, 장화 현, 彰化縣

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