Category Archives: South east Asia

south east asia travel 2011

Hong Kong Comments Off

Tweet After our flight (Michael and me) from Taipei to Shenzhen we stayed a night and crossed the border at midday of the following day. As Shenzhen borders directly to Hong Kong you can use the great public transport system from the first meter on to reach the city centre. Our hostel “YesInn” was located […]

Macao (澳門) Comments Off

Tweet Getting to the “Las Vegas” of China is pretty easy from Hong Kong. The ferries leave more less every 15-30 minutes both ways. Like Hong Kong, Macao is a special administrative region and you need to cross the border and get a visa even if you are coming from China mainland or Hong Kong. […]

Last days in Taiwan | Taipei Comments Off

Tweet After packing all my stuff and saying goodbye to my colleagues from the NCKU-department I had to pay the water and the electricity for the last six weeks in my dorm. As always when you do not speak the language you get riped off and so  I got. The price for two weeks in […]

Lyudao (綠島) – The Green Island Comments Off

Tweet Lyudao (綠島), also called the “Green Island” is one of the smallest islands of Taiwan located in the east of the country. There are several ferries (about NT$500/one-way-ticket) and flights with Mandarin Airlines (about NT$2000/one-way-ticket) from Taitung City (台東市). View Larger Map Getting a train ticket and a reserved seat in Taiwan is not […]

Tainan (臺南市) and AnPing District (安平區) Comments Off

Tweet Michael came down from Taipei for a weekend and so we started to head around with a scooter to see the most important sights of the city. The first stop we did isn’t far away from the main train station and is the Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (台南市). It is one of the best […]

Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) Comments Off

Tweet After a very short night we had to get up to reach one of the first buses to the lake. The Sun Moon Lake is the largest, natural body of water in Taiwan. It is situated near Taichung in the inner part of the country and can just be reached by bus.  Starting in […]

Taichung (臺中) Comments Off

Tweet Taichung is located in the middle of the west-coast and is the third biggest city in Taiwan with about  800.000 habitants. We (Jennifer and Victoria two British English teachers working in Tainan and me) took the fastet non HSR train from Tainan what took about two hours. The price of NT$ 363 was OK […]

Life in Tainan City Comments Off

Tweet The first things you have to keep in mind if you are considering to stay for longer time in Tainan are: there is nearly NO public transport system nobody speaks English it is raining a lot and stays hot at the same time The huge number of scooters is just based on the fact […]

Walking around in Tainan Comments Off

Tweet Today was my first free day and I used it just to walk around and get known to the culture here. The weather was very nice with blue sky, but still the humidity is very high. After about 10 minutes walking you start sweating everywhere… The first thing what came to my mind was […]

Arriving in Tainan and at the University Comments Off

Tweet After a short connection ride with a local train from the HSR-station I finally arrived in the center. The recommended hotel (鐵道大飯店) in front of the station seemed a little but old but at least the room looked OK and they had internet access (NT$880/night). Waking up on the next day was strange. – […]