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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 […]

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 […]

The first 24 hours in Taiwan Comments Off

Tweet After a shower and coming down a bit in the hostel, I went out to have dinner at the night-market. These markets are very common in Taiwan. You get fresh food on the streets and all shops are open till after midnight. Everything has this Chinese touch but still a little bit more developed […]

Transsiberian Ulaanbaatar – Beijing Comments Off

Tweet At 6 o’clock in the morning it was time to go back to the train. This time we had to go with a Chinese train. There was no difference to the others, just one: a fan This was one of the most important things during this trip. In the dessert Gobi we reached a […]

Transsiberian Иркутck (Irkutsk) – Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar) Comments Off

Tweet After a car ride of about 5 hours back to the city, we had a last shower in the hostel and we directly went to the train station. Andi from San Francisco, USA and Daniel from Rome, Italy we got known to in Baikaler joined us. Before getting in the train again we organized […]

Transsiberian Moscow – Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet On Monday the 12th of July we met with the two Russian girls who showed us Moscow’s day and night life at the trains station Jaroslaver which is directly located at the really beautiful metro station Komsomólskaja. After finding the right wagon it we could get our stuff into our new “home” for the […]