We traveled to Taiwan to refocus on work after some leisure travel in Japan, and visited a few different areas in the country. Our trip started with a visit to the capital city of Taipei, where we took in a number of interesting attractions including the Shilin night market, a beautiful sunset on Elephant Trail near Taipei 101, Yangmingshan Park, and some delicious Taiwanese food! From there we traveled to Kaohsiung to meet a friend and visited the beautiful Feilung waterfall, as well as the Giant Buddha and Formosa Blvd Station. On our eighth month of straight travel, we experienced a little travel burnout, but visiting a friend back in Taipei and getting out of our comfort zone helped bring us out and ensured the trip turned out to be a memorable one!
On this episode we talk about our favourite things to do in Taipei and Kaohsiung, as well as some other Taiwanese attractions we didn’t get a chance to visit. We discuss the importance of locating yourself well when visiting a city based on our experience with needing to travel relatively significant amounts of time to visit Taipei attractions, and a few tactics on how to pull yourself out of travel burnout should you start to experience it. We wrap up the episode by talking about Taiwan as being a good option as a place to teach English in Asia, and some of the benefits over teaching in surrounding countries.