My first walking tour of Taipei by Tour Me Away ended at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and I went with another British girl from my tour group to see the changing of the guard inside. The Memorial Hall was also where I began to get a true understanding of Taiwan’s painful modern history. The changing of the guard reminded me of the … More Taipei: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall and learning from history
The thing I was probably most excited about doing in Taipei was a series of free walking tours I’d found out about online, organised by Tour Me Away. It seemed like the perfect way to meet locals, as well as fellow tourists, plus I absolutely love learning about other countries’ history and culture. Spolier alert: … More Taipei: Free Walking Tours
For my first full day in Taipei I thought I’d jump straight into some history and culture at the National Palace Museum. I knew some general Taiwanese history (Chiang Kai-Shek, Chinese civil war and all that) but I wanted to learn more and put it all in context. The clue’s in the name because the National … More Taipei’s National Palace Museum
After 3 rather surreal weeks in China, I headed off to tiny neighbouring Taiwan. This would be my first visit and I was excited to see how Taiwan compared with China. Taiwan was probably the country on my summer itinerary that I had the least preconceptions about. I knew some key Taiwanese history and recent politics but knew little about it’s culture … More Hello Taipei! My first Taiwan visit.
World, hello again. If anyone still reads this blog (hi Mum?), sorry for the 4 month disappearance. Life and a touch of laziness happened but fear not, the dark days are over and I’m back with the time and will to write, plus things to write about. Hurrah. As the title of this post suggests, I’ve … More I’ve left my job to travel and tell stories!