Here is what I brought on my bicycle trip along the East coast of Taiwan.
During their five-week long visit to Taiwan, Nicole and Jürgen circumnavigated the whole island. Accordingly, they didn't only see beautiful places but also stayed in a lot of different accommodations: big and small hostels, hotels and guesthouses. Today, both will take us to their endearing hosts and accommodations in which they felt like at home.
Can you imagine that the state provides free camping sites? Yahan, you heard right! In the following sections I want to share with you how to sleep for free (or for a few bucks) in Taiwan. Because Taiwan is the perfect spot for travels on a budget.
Taiwan impressed me with the close proximity of sandy beaches and almost 4000 metres high mountains. Outdoor fans have plenty to enjoy here. The real gem is the circumnavigation of the island with a bicycle. It becomes even better when I tell you that you can rent high-quality bicycles from Giant for small money. In this article I will give you the first infos about a bike trip through Taiwan, covering itineraries and the bike rental.
Yazd Province, Iran. „I have no shoes, no warm clothes and no sleeping bag, but I would really love to go!“, I explained following an invitation on a winter hike. A story about hospitality, overcoming obstacles and surpassing myself.
I usually make the "mistake" of not informing myself about a new country. For Iran however, this could have almost screwed up my whole vacation, because international credits card just do not work in Iran. At this point, I compiled a quick list for you, that might help you while planning your trip and also might give you some more understanding of the Iranian culture in order for your Iran visit to run smoothly.
Rules over rules: clothing regulations, restrictions on photography, ban on alcohol and no import of "dirty magazines" ... Iran might not be the first choice of many travellers. Others however, including me, seem to be even more attracted to find out more about this closed country. My thoughts in the first 72 hours?
Laos. There are simple rules when taking local busses in Laos. The rules state that there are, after all, no rules. Read three amusing anecdotes from my self-experiment.
Luang Namtha, Laos. In this article I will approach the concept of ecotourism and furthermore take part in an ecotrek through the jungle and to three ethnic minority villages.
Vietnam. While searching for lesser known spots around famous tourist destinations, I got to know John-Paul, who embarked on a sailing ship marvelling at limestone formations right next to the overcrowded Halong Bay. Want to know how his story went? Could that maybe even be an option for your next trip?