The Statue Garden behind Pu Tian Temple (or 'My Favourite Thing in Taiwan.')

The Statue Garden behind Pu Tian Temple (or 'My Favourite Thing in Taiwan.')

The t-shirt sticks to my back. Too impatient to figure out the correct bus route, I have started walking up a hill outside of Hscinchu in 35 degree heat. Only a very stubborn (or more accurately: foolish) scandinavian would think to do so.

So how do I find myself here? Even the Taiwanese girl working at the hostel where I stay in Taipei gasps "WHY HSCINCHU?" when I reveal my travel plans.

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A Cat Village called Houtong.

A Cat Village called Houtong.

I am a bit torn with how to feel about these called "Cat Cafés" that has been popping up world wide in recent years.However, hearing of the Taiwanese cat VILLAGE was a different story. One that quickly made it to my itinerary!

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First glance of Taiwan.

First glance of Taiwan.

Oh, it is difficult not to fall head over heels in love with Taiwan. With a rich cultural heritage, plenty of street food delights and a very humble population - this place is just darn liveable!

Here are some of the things I made notes on and appreciated a little bit extra during my 10 days on the green isle.

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