Ghost Month in Taiwan – The Hungry Ghosts of Isla Formosa

The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →

Traveling Taiwan by Motorcycle: Tainan to Baolai Hot Springs

Our motorcycle excursion in Taiwan from Tainan City to Taitung County over the Southern Cross Island Highway includes a visit to Baolai Hot Springs. Continue Reading →

Taiwan Bike Trip 2008

Taiwan Bike Trip: We will be following the Southern Cross Island Highway, a magnificent route which willl take us through Yushan National Park to the Eastern Coastline. We will spend our first night in Baolai at a hot spring resort. From there we’ll journey to Chihshang Dapo Lake and on to the East Rift Valley Scenic Area. Continue Reading →

Through the Dragon’s Eye

We were heading home on the bike the other day and were crossing a bridge, when I noticed some extremely bright lights on the far bank. For us to even notice a bunch of extra lights in the neon world of Taipei is pretty rare, so we figured we’d better see what all the fuss was about. Sure enough, it was a big fuss. We’d been lucky enough to stumble on some sort of Taoist street festival. There was enough Continue Reading →