Maobitou Scenic Area in Kenting National Park

The terrain of Maobitou Scenic Area in Kenting National Park in Taiwan is a limestone reef coast that is said to resemble the form of a crouching cat looking out to sea. This area is also famous because a scene from Ang Lee’s film Life of Pi was filmed here. (Photo Essay and travel information) Continue Reading →

Taiwan’s Spring Flower Festivals – Calla Lily Festival

I look forward to Taiwan’s spring flower festivals each and every year, but my favorite by far is Taiwan’s Calla Lily Festival on Yangming Mountain. Continue Reading →

Yangmingshan Calla Lily Festival

Wander through valleys of lilies at the Calla Lily Festival at Bamboo Lake in Yangmingshan National Park every March and April. Continue Reading →

Taroko Gorge in Taiwan: The Jewel of Taiwan’s National Park System

Our first view of Tianshiang, deep in the heart of Taroko Gorge National Park was nothing short of spectacular. Continue Reading →

I’ve Walked The Central Cross Island Highway

A carved inscription that I found just outside of Chinma Tunnel at the entrance to the old Hehuan Mountain Trail along the Central Cross Island Highway in Taiwan. Continue Reading →

The Central Cross Island Highway in Taiwan

We completed the southern fork of Taiwan’s Central Cross Island Highway, which took us over Hehuan Mountain, down through Wushe and on to Sun Moon Lake. Continue Reading →

Taiwan Bike Trip 2007

The Motorcycle Diaries – Taiwan: We’re driving to Nantou and Sun Moon Lake. Then we’re heading to Hualien to see Toroko Gorge. From there, we’ll travel to Yilan before heading home to Taipei. Continue Reading →