Thank you, 2020. Thank you for being the transition that I truly needed.
This is my review of the Lio Ximen Hotel, the hotel I stayed in when I was in Taipei. There’s good and bad, and I hope this will help you determine if the hotel is the right one for your future travels to Taipei.
Exploring Taipei is easy with the hop-on, hop-off bus with two different routes for tourists. The buses stop in key destinations, and it has given me a chance to see and enjoy so many places in one day.
My third day in Taiwan was a diy day tour of Taichung. I had two destinations in Taichung this day: the Rainbow Village and the Zhongshe Flower Market.
On my second day in Taiwan, I included a group tour in my itinerary – the Northeast Coast Tour I found in Klook. It was a tour that consisted of 4 main attractions and activities – flying lanterns in Shifen, lunch in Jiufen, exploration of the Yehliu Geopark, and pastry making in the Shu Shin Bou Wagashi Museum.
From getting confused with the trains to walking in the rain while walking around Taipei, these were the adventures I had on my first day in this Taiwan trip. So many new beautiful discoveries!
There’s not much travel happening for me this year. But in its absence, I decided to finally write about my travels last year. My 5-day trip to Taiwan in June 2019 was perhaps my most memorable travel last year because it was my first solo trip outside the Philippines.
This post is dedicated to all the trips that had to be cancelled and postponed this year and to all the plans that did not push through.
In this day and age, the world needs heroes. And not the martyr kind, not the heroes we know about who fight with swords and physical strength – no. Though we do occasionally need these kinds of heroes, the kind that we need more of today are the heroes of small deeds – those who find small ways to make the world a better place every single day, and those who are willing to work quietly behind the scenes to make a change.
I’m 36! My heart is full of joy, and I am grateful for all those who have become a part of my life and to those who have made my birthday a memorable one.
There is enough grace, enough love, and enough abundance going around.