Author Archive for Jane Downs

Top 5 things to eat in Taiwan

Top 5 things to eat in Taiwan

Taiwan is a foodie’s paradise. For such a small island, it offers a host of weird and wonderful gastronomic delights, many of which are totally unique and cannot be found anywhere else. Tainan is traditionally the place associated with gastronomy but on my travels I have had my taste buds tantalised al across the country […]

3 top spots to enjoy on Negros, Philippines

3 top spots to enjoy on Negros, Philippines

Negros is one of the lesser known islands in the Philippines but is full of hidden treasures. Whether your focus is watersports, food or the beach, there are a number fantastic sites well worth the detour. Here our three top spots not to miss on your visit to Negros. 1. Hanging loose in Sipalay This […]

New Year’s Eve in the Philippines

New Year’s Eve in the Philippines

A few days before 31st December, a local newspaper in Manila reported that in the Philippines, New Year’s Eve is all about noise. Wherever you are and whoever you’re with the main thing is to make it LOUD. When I arrived in the country at the end December, there were already plenty of noisy preparations […]

Viewing Asia’s most endangered species

Viewing Asia’s most endangered species

Asia is home to an astounding array of wildlife including many species that are in danger of extinction. Seeing these creatures can not only be difficult, but can also often contribute to their demise. In many places there are schemes in place which enable visitors to not only view but also learn about the animals […]

4 unmissable island experiences

4 unmissable island experiences

I’m often asked which are my favourite island destinations. Between ourselves, it’s one of those questions I dread, as it is almost impossible to choose! I like so many destinations for so many different reasons. When really pushed though, I suppose there are one or two places that really stand out from the crowd, either […]

5 must-see sights in Taiwan

5 must-see sights in Taiwan

Probably my favourite of all the islands in Asia, Taiwan is a little known yet fantastic destination, offering a variety of culinary, cultural and visual treats. It’s tough to whittle down the list but after much hand-wringing I have managed to select what I consider to be the five must-see sights on the island: A […]