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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World Famous Burgers and Celebrity Trees.

World Famous Burgers and Celebrity Trees.

I really only have one point on the agenda of my visit to The Adventure Capital of the World, and it does not include any type of adrenaline boosting activity. Instead, something way more up my alley. Burgers! Vegan Burgers! 

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Auckland in 3 days: What to do, where to stay & vegan food to eat.

Auckland in 3 days: What to do, where to stay & vegan food to eat.

Truth be told, I did not think Auckland was going to make such a big impression on me. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is plenty to see and do in the city. Better yet, there is A LOT of vegan grub to eat along the way! This post will guide you through how to make the most out of 72 hours in Auckland.

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The Golden Daze (or 'New Zealand as I imagined it'.)

The Golden Daze (or 'New Zealand as I imagined it'.)

Two young girls walk past us as we are getting ready to go paddle boarding at Tata Beach.
"Look, Hippies!", one whispers theatrically to the other, that quickly hushes her friend.

It is probably meant as somewhat of an insult, perhaps something they have mimicked from their parents, but I feel more like "life goal - achieved" as we make way down to the sand dunes. Walking barefoot in my floral sarong. 

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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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