Experiencing the vibe in a Taiwanese Baseball stadium

  Baseball is Taiwan’s most popular sport and is considered as the National Sport of the Island. Even if you are not a big Baseball fan, it is still fun to watch a game and experience the vibes of a taiwanese baseball game with friends ! The professional Baseball league in Taiwan is called the…

Old Town Taipei Free Walking Tour

Probably the best tour in Taiwan, it will take you around the old town of Taipei. You will learn about the short but dense history of Taiwan through various monuments of the Old town with funny and dynamic young guides.         After a short resume of taiwan’s history, you will go to…

Hitchhiking in Taiwan

A quick view about hitchhiking on the beautiful island of Taiwan I write this article after made the tour of Taiwan in hitchhiking from: Kaoshiung (South West) by Kenting (South),Hualien (East) and Taipei for finish (North West). So two things to know: -It’s really easy to hitchhike in this island and the people will really…

Chua Bing, a must try in Taiwan

I try many different dessert during my trip on Taipei but there is one that I put on the front of the list and I highly recommend all the visitors of Taiwan to try. It’s the so excellent Chua Bing!   Visiting Taipei or the others city of Taiwan and you will have the pleasure…

Numbers in Chinese, an unexpected surprise

We are a bakcpacker couple from Barcelona and we have been travelling around Asia for almost a year. We were managing with english and body language quite well until we arrived to China & Taiwan, guess what? … the body language for the numbers is completely different to the rest of the countries that we’ve…

Local SIM card + Easycard = uBike

If you get a local sim card in order to be connected at anytime here at Taiwan and also get an Easycard in order to pay the MRT and bus, guess what? You can also ride bicycles for a very cheap price. But before doing it, you need to register your card in the system…

Our typhoon experience in Taipei

First of all, don’t panic. You’re in a country that is used to suffer these natural disasters from time to time, especially from July to September. How can you know if there is a typhoon coming? The Mono’tel’s staff will always advice you 🙂 and you can also download the app “Taiwan Weather” for IOS…

Taipei in a nutshell

If you only have one day to visit this wonderful city, we recommend you this awesome and budget plan for the entire day.  First wake up from your marvelous bed at Mono’tel, take a fresh shower and a good breakfast at their wonderful kitchen (you can buy all the necessary things just at the next…

5 Reasons You Can Drive in Taiwan

Last November my Taiwanese friend’s mom was gracious enough to let us borrow her car for a 5 day trip around the country. Of the three people going on the trip I was the only one who could legally drive in Taiwan. I was a little nervous having only driven in Canada and the USA,…

Eating Veggie in Taipei

It’s no secret that a Vegetarian diet comes some sacrifices. For some that means giving up food they love, passing by unique local experiences and in general giving up the convenience of being able to eat anything you see for sale. For me, these are just minor sacrifices that I am more than willing to…

Pingxi Crags, a Natural Gem Outside Taipei

Pingxi Crags is a wonderfully unique natural experience just outside of Taipei. The area consists of 3 beautiful peaks with man-made stairs directly up to the summits. The peaks do not require any technical ability, nor are they particularly high. But the steepness and the drop offs to either side (don’t worry there’s fencing) make…