Phnom Penh, Cambodia

   Welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia! Land of temples, monkeys, tuk tuks, pollution, elephants, corruption, poverty, history, huge snakes, genocide….. Upon arriving you will need to pay for a visa $25 which they prefer to receive in US Dollars, as do most of the vendors at markets, restaurants and tuk tuk drivers so don’t…

Beautiful Beitou, Taiwan

The last few days we had in Taiwan we spent lapping up the healing hot spring waters of Beitou. This area has a rich history all based around the concentrated springs where the town came to be developed. As soon as you step off the train the sulphur fills your lungs in that special way,…

Maokong Gondola to Tea Mountain

 Oh Taiwan! How we will miss you!In our last week in Taiwan we had to jam pack all the fun. One Sunday afternoon we took the Maokong Gondola ride to the top of the hills of Taiwan. It was a beautiful and clear day, perfect for a hilltop stroll.  The Gondolas have two choices the…

Hualien and Taroko National Park

Head for the hills! The city at times can be quite overwhelming and nothing brings us back to center quite like time under the stars in the serenity of nature. The train from Taipei to Hualien gave us four hours to read, nap and research our upcoming destination. Hualien is very tourist friendly, often considered…

Taiwanese Night Markets

Lights, Tofu, Action! The night markets are poppin’ full of the hustle and bustle of the city all crammed into a few crazy blocks. They have everything you could ever want- makes me feel like a fool for even packing a suitcase. The markets are full of smells, colors, games, people, sounds, clothes, school supplies,…

Thank God for Buddhists!

The past few days have been amazing and the longer we are here the more comfortable and adventurous we are becoming. We are also beginning to realize we need more time in Taiwan! After arriving we got a taxi to our hotel we had booked online, thank goodness we did in advance because we weren’t…