Forget Taipei or Kaohsiung! Let Jac take you off the beaten path and show you around Taitung, the rural agricultural strip along the east coast of Taiwan.
Under the bright and busy city facade of Taipei lies a serene countryside which is sure to charm the hearts of many.
Three times in 5 years, Taiwan is a favorite spot for me to visit, and I’m itching to explore it some more. But if you’ve only got a weekend (the horror!) to spare in Taiwan for some R&R and it’s your first time there, here’s what you can do in 48 hours.
So, Asia does have some truly weird food – and that’s what I encountered in person on my last trip to Taiwan at Li Yu Lake in Hua Lien, where we had the chance to eat 活跳虾, or literally Live Jumping Prawns. Sashimi pashimi, that’s practically stale compared to some live, twitching shrimp straight from the lake!