From the monthly archives: "December 2011"

Canon ELPH 310 HS Review

Canon ELPH 310 HS Review

Many people have asked me what types of digital cameras I use during my travels to take the amazing pics on my blog.  Well recently, I have bought a brand new Canon Powershot ELPH 310 HS digital point and shoot camera and I am quite pleased at how well it performs.  Here is my Canon ELPH 310 HS review.                 Read Full Article →

hot springs hotels - hotspring resort

There are numerous hot springs hotels in the Beitou area of Taipei, Taiwan.  Some of which are actually hotspring resorts, complete with spa centres and fine dining.  However you need to keep note that some of the hot springs hotels in Beitou do not offer real natural hotsprings in their facilities, as some of them simply pump boiling tap water and just mix sulfur powder instead.  After researching some of the hotspring resorts online and also from various travel guides, I have managed to find one pretty decent hot springs hotel to stay at in Beitou.                   Read Full Article →

Taipei Hot Springs - Thermal Valley Hot Springs in Beitou

The Taipei Hot Springs culture is evidently seen at the hot springs in Beitou area.  Resorts have sprung up everywhere in the area providing hot spring bath houses and spas for all classes, from the public dipping pools outside, to the luxurious 5 star hotels with exclusive pools inside.  Lying at the source providing the natural hot spring water in the Beitou area is the Beitou Thermal Valley (also known as Hell Valley).  The Thermal Valley is a natural pond of spring water heated up by volcanic rocks from underneath.  The sure heat of this pool is extreme!             Read Full Article →

Tucked away in the lush garden’s of Qinshui Park in Beitou area of Taipei is the Beitou Hot Springs Museum.  It is a charming Euro-Japanese style building that was once the main public hot springs bath house for the Japanese during their occupation of Taiwan.  This building has been restored as a museum to provide visitor’s a detailed look at the history of Taipei hot springs culture, particularily in the Beitou area of Taipei city, which is one of the main natural hot spring resort areas in Taiwan.          Read Full Article →

When traveling from Taipei to Hualien in Taiwan, there is only one railway route that links the two cities.  It is the railway route operated by the Taiwan Railways Administration that connects from Taipei Main Station all the way to Hualien Train Station.  It is quite a scenic railway ride, passing by dramatic landscapes along the sea side.         Read Full Article →

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