Category: Taiwan

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

Top hotels in the world’s most underrated cities

They don’t get the high level of attention as much as their neighbouring capitals, but these lesser-known cities are starting to come out from their rival’s shadows and emerge as some of our favourite destinations. We’ve hand-picked a few of the most exclusive hotels which not only elude notes of luxury and elegance, but are […]

Top 6 things to do in Taipei

Top 6 things to do in Taipei

Taipei surprised me as a very interesting and entertaining city. Taipei was not in the popular destination category for tourism. They have just started showing up their beauty and culture around the world. With their street food, organised city and lovely nature, more and more tourists are being attracted to this city. They have Chinese […]

5 of the best destinations for vegan luxury in Asia

5 of the best destinations for vegan luxury in Asia

Asia is hands down our favourite place for luxury travel and we can’t get enough of the different cultures, the natural beauty, the history and the food (the vegan food that is). Contrary to popular belief, our vegan lifestyle isn’t restrictive and so we’ve made it our mission to find the very best in vegan […]

3 luxury hotel brands which offer their guests vegan amenities

3 luxury hotel brands which offer their guests vegan amenities

You arrive in style, transported by the hotel’s limousine service; your check-in is smooth, housekeeping have already selected your choice of non-feather pillows and the chef has been in touch to tell you that a vegan menu has been prepared for you, there’s even vegan champagne being served in the executive lounge. So far, so […]

4 luxury hotels in Taipei that welcome vegan guests

4 luxury hotels in Taipei that welcome vegan guests

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a fast growing and bustling metropolis that’s famous as a ‘foodie’ destination; from night markets offering colourful street food to fine dining restaurants, it’s packed with culinary options fuelling the city’s food obsession. Quite simply, people in Taipei are really passionate about food, all kinds of food. You may not know it but Taipei, home of […]

Interview with Samantha Chalker, Editor of inBali

Interview with Samantha Chalker, Editor of inBali

Samantha Chalker is a freelance travel writer and marketer. She has been travelling for the better half of a decade, in between failed attempts at office jobs and a home loan. She is often told she’s curious, and sometimes told she’s vegan – apparently it seems that’s a personality trait these days. What is it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Go online and roam for free all over Taiwan

Go online and roam for free all over Taiwan

Tourists can now go online and roam for free all over Taiwan thanks to the exciting launch of ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots. The government has set up approximately 4,400 ‘iTaiwan’ WiFi hotspots at popular tourist locations, transportation centres and cultural establishments across the country. The Taiwan Tourism Bureau hopes this technological advance will further attract international […]

New cross-strait flights launched by China Airlines

Taiwanese national carrier, China Airlines and its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, have announced plans to fly a larger aircraft between Taipei and mainland China. This move follows growing demand from travellers seeking more cross-strait flights. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will now fly an Airbus A330-300 on all flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Xian, Shenyang, […]

Sun Moon Lake Ropeway in Taiwan

A new cable car line has launched near one of Taiwan’s most popular leisure destinations, Sun Moon Lake, to offer grand views over the island’s largest natural lake and surrounding mountain scenery. The 1.8 kilometre-long ‘Sun Moon Lake Ropeway’ is elevated 150 metres over the surface of Sun Moon Lake. It will connect the Sun […]

A new African safari resort in Taiwan

Asia’s only African safari resort has opened in Hsinchu County to offer visitors a unique African experience in north west Taiwan. The Leofoo Resort Guanshi boasts African-themed rooms and the opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with a variety of wild animals. The Leofoo Resort Guanshi has a total of 164 rooms […]

New boutique art hotel in Taipei

Discreetly located in a quiet part of Taipei’s most fashionable district, Da-An, is Hotel Éclat, an eclectic, elegant new boutique art hotel which is the first new luxury hotel to open in the city for many years. The French word “Éclat” literally means “glorious accomplishment and honour”, and this aptly describes this stylish, avant-garde new […]

The world's tallest building

The world’s tallest building

Dubai will soon be home to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Dubai (which is currently about 480 metres tall). It  will unofficially become the world’s tallest when it surpasses the 509-metre mark set by the Taipei 101 early next month. However, it won’t be until 2008 – when construction has been completed – that […]

Mandarin Oriental continues to expand

Mandarin Oriental has announced three new management contracts for luxury hotels – in Paris, Taipei and Guangzhou – moving the group  closer to  its goal of at least 10,000 rooms worldwide. Mandarin Oriental, Paris, will be one of the largest in the city with 150 luxurious guestrooms and suites. Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou  will feature 340 […]