Travel to Ninh Binh : Tam Coc area

We took early morning train to Ninh Binh; booked the ticket by baolau website; total for 154k VND for return trip. Had breakfast at a Pho vendor of only 40k VND a bowl, we then headed to the waiting room to wait for our train. We were not so clear about which platform to take…

Exploring Hanoi Area (1)

On our first day in exploring Hanoi, we first went to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum to see Ho Chi Minh body which is preserved inside. We also saw many tour groups in this area. However, there was no long queue seen and I just found out that it was closed from September to November because the…

Our Arrival at Hanoi

We fly with Vietjet airline to Hanoi, our flight was in the afternoon 7.50pm. We arrived at airport around 5pm and proceed to check in. The queue was very long because there were 2 Vietjet flights departing at the same time 7.50pm, one to Hanoi and one to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Our flight was very smooth, and…

Upcoming Vietnam Trip

We plan to go to Vietnam next week for several days. This time we will just visit Hanoi. Originally I want to go to Ho Chi Minh too but because the time limits only 4.5 days, Hanoi and vicinity will be our destination. The decision to go to Hanoi was made just yesterday, when my…

Yuemeikeng Waterfall 月眉坑瀑布

This waterfall location is at Jiaoxi, Yilan in general and WuFengChi scenic area 五峰旗風景區 in specific. Usually when people go to WuFengChi scenic area, the main destination will be WuFengChi waterfall (五峰旗瀑布for families) or ShengMuShanZhuang (聖母山莊for hikers). But this time, our main destination is YueMeiKeng waterfall 月眉坑瀑布. It took 1 hour travel by bus from Taipei to Jiaoxi Bus Station (Capital Bus from Taipei City Hall, NT92 one way by swiping…

River Tracing東北角半屏溪

This time we tried another outdoor activity called River Tracing. There were five levels offered with different difficulty. The news we heard was that the first level was designed for families with kids, so we registered for the second level. We needed to reach the meeting point at Ruifang district at 8 am, so we…

繡球花

Scrolling down the IG I found recently the place having blue flowers were so adorable. Luckily I managed to know the location which was at Yang Ming Shan area. After some surveys, there were actually several places offering cute view of the Hydrangea blue flowers, but they were located at the same area: 竹子湖. They…

Almost Stegosaurus Ridge

Taiwan east part has very beautiful view and this time we decided to hike Stegosaurus Ridge located at Ruifang, New Taipei City. Our meeting point was Taipei Main Station (TMS) exit M1 to take 8.20am 1811 bus to 禮樂煉錭廠 but then one of our members got lost inside TMS maze and so we delayed our…

XiaoWuLai Day Trip

We went to XiaoWuLai on weekend to see the skywalk. XiaoWuLai is located at Taoyuan County and can be reached by bus 502 from Taoyuan Train Station, it took us 1.5hour to arrive there. The skywalk adopts online registration before visitor can enter it as they have limitation for each time period. We register for…

Pingxi Hiking Trail

The destination of this hiking is Pingxi District at northern Taiwan, which is actually well-known as a place to release sky lantern during the Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival. We first reached Taipei by train and transferred to MRT to Muzha Station. From Muzha Station, we took 795 bus to Pingxi Elementary School Station. This took…

Umbrella Story

These days I was so busy with work and marriage preparation class forcing us to go to Taipei after work to attend the class. We often arrived home near midnight and must work again the day after and it was exhausting. It was raining heavily yesterday and because my bag was small and I did…

Foreign Languages Mass at Taipei

Below is information about English masses (unless otherwise stated) intended for non-Mandarin speakers in Taipei: Guting Sacred Heart 11:00 22 Xinhai Road, Sec 1Zhongzheng District中正區辛亥路一段22號 MRT Taipower Building exit1 or 2   St Christopher’s 09:00 10:30 18:00 (Pilipino 07:30 12:00) Saturday 17:00 Daily 12:15 51 Zhongshan N Road Sec 3 Zhongshan District中山區中山北路3段51號 MRT Minchuan E…