Taiwan

Hiking up Elephant Mountain

For our last day in Taipei we decided to go up Elephant Mountain which, many say, provides one of the most amazing city views. The climb up was a bit tough for me because stairs are my archenemy! If you’re  fit they say you can finish the climb in about twenty minutes. With several water… Continue reading Hiking up Elephant Mountain

Japan · Travel tips

Hanami Fun in Japan

The beginning of spring in Japan always brings much excitement because of the coming of the sakura or cherry blossoms. The Japanese even have a tradition called hanami, which literally means “flower viewing” and is most associated with the sakura. The ancient custom involves not only basking in the beauty of the delicate flowers but… Continue reading Hanami Fun in Japan