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5 Amazing places to explore on the Garden Route

5 Amazing places to explore on the Garden Route

The Garden Route is world renowned as one of South Africa’s most spectacular drives. For good reason. Here, you are surrounded by natural beauty. With the cool waters of the Indian Ocean on the one side and the Outiniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges on the […]

5 Fruit you simply gotta try in Taiwan

5 Fruit you simply gotta try in Taiwan

One thing locals and expats particularly enjoy about living in Taiwan is the wide variety of fresh fruit that is available throughout the island. With it’s subtropical climate, Taiwan is home to bananas, apples, citrus, grapes, guavas, watermelons and every other single fruit you know […]

Arashiyama: A photo diary of the most beautiful sights

Arashiyama: A photo diary of the most beautiful sights

If you are planning a trip to Japan during the autumn leaves season, one stop to add to your list, is the beautiful mountain area, Arashiyama. Found on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Arashiyama is home to some of Japan’s most iconic sights – from the […]

Nara: Stunning sights to explore in one day

Nara: Stunning sights to explore in one day

Roughly one hour south of Kyoto is the magical wonderland of Nara. As the capital of Japan’s Nara Prefecture, this little city is like a breath of fresh air. Unlike its bustling neighbors, Kyoto and Osaka, Nara is whimsical, quaint, compact and easily explored on […]

8 great things to do in Kenting, Taiwan

8 great things to do in Kenting, Taiwan

Beyond the neon lights, scooter waterfalls and bustling city life, is Taiwan’s own little slice of paradise ~ Kenting (墾丁). Situated at the southern tip of Taiwan in Pingtung County, Kenting is a popular destination among locals and international travelers year-round. The little town is […]

Kyoto: Don’t miss these top sights on your trip

Kyoto: Don’t miss these top sights on your trip

Kyoto is a melting pot of culture, religion and ancient history. Which is exactly why this sacred city is one destination not to miss. Surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges, Kyoto lies in the heart of Japan’s Honshu island. Once the home to the Emperor and […]

Houtong Cat Village: A purrfect day trip from Taipei

Houtong Cat Village: A purrfect day trip from Taipei

Home to Taipei 101, bubble milk tea and stinky tofu, Taiwan is slowly but surely becoming a must-see destination among history buffs, culture fanatics, foodies and adventurers. With rolling mountains, delicious street food, great hikes and temples galore, it’s easy to understand why. Whether you […]

Plettenberg Bay: A top spot for fun in the sun

Plettenberg Bay: A top spot for fun in the sun

Along South Africa’s Western Cape coastline, you will find the picturesque town of Plettenberg Bay. Plett, as most locals like to call it, was discovered by Portuguese sailors. The sailors were so captivated by the bay’s beauty, that they named it Bahia Bay (Beautiful Bay). Today […]

Kaapsehoop: The best place to spend your day

Kaapsehoop: The best place to spend your day

In the heart of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province lies the Lowveld. An area renowned for its low-lying valleys, majestic waterfalls, lush forests, wildlife and quirky towns. It also commonly serves as a gateway to South Africa’s prestigious Kruger National Park. One place I particularly enjoy […]

Wulai: Exploring this hidden gem in a day

Wulai: Exploring this hidden gem in a day

Wulai (烏來, Wūlái), is a small aboriginal town located 27km south of Taipei, in Taiwan’s northern region. It’s home to Taiwan’s indigenous Atayal tribe and has roughly 6000 inhabitants. Although many consider Wulai as an untamed slice of Taiwan, the town and outer lying area has […]