A 10 Day Slow Travel Itinerary for Taiwan.

A 10 Day Slow Travel Itinerary for Taiwan.

A 10 day slow travel itinerary as based on my trip there earlier this year. A taste platter of sorts!

This post will guide you through notes on vegan Taiwan, budget, useful resources as well as the full 10 day itinerary with accommodation and activities.

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A Day in Taroko (or 'why they call it Gorge-ous').

A Day in Taroko (or 'why they call it Gorge-ous').

On the east coast of Taiwan is the gorge-ous National Park of Taroko; a marble gorge that has been created by the Liwu river.

In this post you will find my itinerary for visiting the NP from nearby city of Hualien, with accommodation, vegan food stops and instructions on how to best get around.

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Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Among the clouds in Maokong (or 'The Most Expensive Cup of Tea I ever had')

Time Difference wakes me up early and I realise this town is a bit of a late snoozer, with most places not opening until 10-12ish. Not great for a caffeine craving scandi!

I head off to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall under the looming rain clouds, where I get targeted by one of their English speaking guides. He seems to think that talking to me is the best thing since Colour TV, and persuades me to stay and watch as they do the hourly guard swap. So I do, only to conclude that…

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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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