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Taiwan

A Taiwanese street food delicacy served on a stick, pig blood cake is made with pork blood, sticky rice and soy broth. It is either fried or steamed and then rushed with a sweet or spicy sauce before being coated in crushed peanuts and fresh herbs. We were convinced by a local to try one at Dongdamen Night Market, Hualien and while it was in no way unpleasant, neither of us particularly liked it either! Spicy Sauce, Fresh Herbs, Asia Travel, Peanuts, Street Food, Blood, Pork, Rice, The Incredibles
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

The preparation of this dish makes for good viewing at both the Shilin and Raohe Night Markets, Taipei. The tender cubes of beef are cooked over a grill before being flame-torched and sprinkled with a seasoning of your choice like salt, pepper, teriyaki, or cumin. Taipei, Asia Travel, Cubes, Street Food, Grilling, Salt, Beef, Stuffed Peppers, Dishes
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

Often referred to as a “Taiwanese hamburger”, it’s a Chinese steamed bun (baozi) filled with meats and greens, typically braised pork belly, pickled mustard greens, coriander, a few egg noodles and some ground peanuts. We had the Pepper Braised Pork and the Soya Chopped Pork from Dongdamen Night Market, Hualien and they were both delicious! Pickled Mustard Greens, Gua Bao, Braised Pork Belly, Steamed Buns, Egg Noodles, Coriander, Asia Travel, Peanuts, Street Food
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

Taiwan likes their sweet treats, especially those made in some form from rice. Peanut Powder, Condensed Milk, Disappointed, Asia Travel, Mochi, Peanuts, Sweet Tooth, Grilling, Sweet Treats

TAIWANESE Sweets & Desserts

Taiwan likes their sweet treats, especially those made in some form from rice. We did our best to try as many of the local delicacies as we could!

Taiwan likes their sweet treats, especially those made in some form from rice. Peanut Cake, Wheel Cake, Bean Cakes, Red Bean Paste, Busy Street, Custard Filling, Vanilla Custard, Like Chocolate, Sidewalks
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TAIWANESE Sweets & Desserts

Taiwan likes their sweet treats, especially those made in some form from rice. We did our best to try as many of the local delicacies as we could!

A collection of our posts on Taiwan. Join us as we share our stories, videos and travel tips with you from around the world! Thin Pancakes, Fresh Coriander, Vanilla Ice Cream, Asia Travel, Peanuts, Cilantro, Taiwan, Rolls, Night
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Taiwan | We Will Nomad

A collection of our posts on Taiwan. We're Andre & Lisa - Full-time nomads, perpetual adventurers and experienced budget travellers. Join us as we share our stories, videos and travel tips with you from around the world!

SOUP DUMPLINGS (Xiao Long Bao)   These broth-filled steamed pork dumplings are juicy mouthfuls of flavour. There is also a technique involved to best enjoy these dumplings: First add a little brown vinegar and ginger to your spoon before placing the dumpling on your spoon. Then carefully pierce the dumping releasing some of the hot soup from within and more importantly, a little steam. Then open you mouth wide to enjoy the entire dumpling in a single, mouth-watering tasty bite! We found the… Steamed Pork Dumplings, Hot Soup, Little Brown, Tasty Bites, Bao, Asia Travel, Street Food, Vinegar, Spoon
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

PEPPER PORK BUNS (hu jiao bing) Crunchy, flaky outer dough shell topped with sesame seeds and containing a filling of peppery marinate… Wheel Cake, Clay Oven, Pork Buns, Marinated Pork, Shell Tops, Street Food, Seeds, Stuffed Peppers, Dishes

TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

Indonesia

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Visit MOUNT BROMO - What You Need To Know

Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous active volcano and sits at the Eastern end of Java between Surabaya and Yogyakarta. If you would like to make this into an exciting and authentic experience (and save a bit of money in the process) you can fairly easily do it by yourself.

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Visit MOUNT BROMO - What You Need To Know

Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous active volcano and sits at the Eastern end of Java between Surabaya and Yogyakarta. If you would like to make this into an exciting and authentic experience (and save a bit of money in the process) you can fairly easily do it by yourself.

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Visit MOUNT BROMO - What You Need To Know

Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous active volcano and sits at the Eastern end of Java between Surabaya and Yogyakarta. If you would like to make this into an exciting and authentic experience (and save a bit of money in the process) you can fairly easily do it by yourself.

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What To See And Do in JAKARTA

Most travellers head straight for Bali, but as we've learned there are plenty of reasons to also check out the capital city, Jakarta. Although somewhat crowded and suffering from pollution, those who visit will find it to be a lively, bustling city with something to discover around every corner.

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What To See And Do in JAKARTA

Most travellers head straight for Bali, but as we've learned there are plenty of reasons to also check out the capital city, Jakarta. Although somewhat crowded and suffering from pollution, those who visit will find it to be a lively, bustling city with something to discover around every corner.

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What To See And Do in JAKARTA

Most travellers head straight for Bali, but as we've learned there are plenty of reasons to also check out the capital city, Jakarta. Although somewhat crowded and suffering from pollution, those who visit will find it to be a lively, bustling city with something to discover around every corner.

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What To See And Do in JAKARTA

Most travellers head straight for Bali, but as we've learned there are plenty of reasons to also check out the capital city, Jakarta. Although somewhat crowded and suffering from pollution, those who visit will find it to be a lively, bustling city with something to discover around every corner.

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How To Visit PRAMBANAN Temple - DIY Tour

Prambanan temple is a UNESCO world heritage site consisting of 240 temples built by the ruling dynasty during the 10th century. This is Indonesia's largest Hindu site and one of Southeast Asia's major attractions.

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How To Visit PRAMBANAN Temple - DIY Tour

Prambanan temple is a UNESCO world heritage site consisting of 240 temples built by the ruling dynasty during the 10th century. This is Indonesia's largest Hindu site and one of Southeast Asia's major attractions.

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Yogyakarta Walking Tour with Map!

Yogya is a very manageable city to visit and many of its main sights can be seen on foot. This is a good walking itinerary to follow if you want to retrace our steps.

Thinking of doing a Borobudur tour from Yogyakarta? Borobudur Temple is famous for sunrise. Most people do it by tour from Yogyakarta but we suggest staying over nearby for a better experience. Borobudur Temple, Yogyakarta, Asia Travel, Travel Destinations, Sunrise, Budget, Tours, Road Trip Destinations, Sunrises

Visit BOROBUDUR Temple On A Budget

Thinking of doing a Borobudur tour from Yogyakarta? Borobudur Temple is famous for sunrise. Most people do it by tour from Yogyakarta but we suggest staying over nearby for a better experience.

Thinking of doing a Borobudur tour from Yogyakarta? Borobudur Temple is famous for sunrise. Most people do it by tour from Yogyakarta but we suggest staying over nearby for a better experience. Borobudur Temple, Buddhist Temple, Yogyakarta, Asia Travel, Barcelona Cathedral, Travel Destinations, Sunrise, Tours, World
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Visit BOROBUDUR Temple On A Budget

Thinking of doing a Borobudur tour from Yogyakarta? Borobudur Temple is famous for sunrise. Most people do it by tour from Yogyakarta but we suggest staying over nearby for a better experience.

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Visit BOROBUDUR Temple On A Budget

Thinking of doing a Borobudur tour from Yogyakarta? Borobudur Temple is famous for sunrise. Most people do it by tour from Yogyakarta but we suggest staying over nearby for a better experience.

 Although not as charming as Yogyakarta you should consider putting this city into your next destination wish-list when you visit Indonesia and find out if this is true. Original Pancake, Surakarta, Flat Shapes, Rice Flour, Yogyakarta, Asia Travel, Coconut Milk, Street, Walkway

What To See And Do In Surakarta (SOLO), Indonesia

Solo is known as the “Spirit of Java”, and for a good reason. Although not as charming as Yogyakarta you should consider putting this city into your next destination wish-list when you visit Indonesia and find out if this is true.

Keraton Kasunanan is the palace of the Pakubuwono Kings. Surakarta, Asia Travel, Palace, Blog, Palazzo, Palaces
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What To See And Do In Surakarta (SOLO), Indonesia

Solo is known as the “Spirit of Java”, and for a good reason. Although not as charming as Yogyakarta you should consider putting this city into your next destination wish-list when you visit Indonesia and find out if this is true.

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What To See And Do In Surakarta (SOLO), Indonesia

Solo is known as the “Spirit of Java”, and for a good reason. Although not as charming as Yogyakarta you should consider putting this city into your next destination wish-list when you visit Indonesia and find out if this is true.

Solo is known as the “Spirit of Java”, and for a good reason. Although not as charming as Yogyakarta you should consider putting this city into your next destination wish-list when you visit Indonesia and find out if this is true. Surakarta, Asia Travel, Baby Strollers, Formal, City, Baby Prams, Preppy, Strollers, Cities
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What To See And Do In Surakarta (SOLO), Indonesia

Solo is known as the “Spirit of Java”, and for a good reason. Although not as charming as Yogyakarta you should consider putting this city into your next destination wish-list when you visit Indonesia and find out if this is true.

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Blue Flames of KAWA IJEN, Indonesia

Kawah Ijen. A beast of a volcano,just shy of 3000 meters, will leave you gasping. Not only for air but also for a truly unique experience. Our visit to Ijen stayed with us for some time… both figuratively and literally, as our clothes continued to smell of sulphur even after washing.

Japan

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Yokohama - 21st Century City

You would call it a city. In fact, second to Tokyo, Yokohama is Japan’s largest city. It’s also Japan’s largest port city. One would never say that though. Unlike Tokyo, it feels extremely quiet. The roads are relatively easy to traverse. Not that many cars or people. Downright pleasant!

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Yokohama - 21st Century City

You would call it a city. In fact, second to Tokyo, Yokohama is Japan’s largest city. It’s also Japan’s largest port city. One would never say that though. Unlike Tokyo, it feels extremely quiet. The roads are relatively easy to traverse. Not that many cars or people. Downright pleasant!

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Exploring SHINJUKU, Japan

In an over-priced city such as Tokyo, getting a freebie is rare and the Observation Decks of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building in Shinjuku is a real pleasure. Shinjuku and the surrounding area on a weekend can make for a surprising escape from the craziness of Tokyo!

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Exploring SHINJUKU, Japan

In an over-priced city such as Tokyo, getting a freebie is rare and the Observation Decks of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building in Shinjuku is a real pleasure. Shinjuku and the surrounding area on a weekend can make for a surprising escape from the craziness of Tokyo!

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Exploring SHINJUKU, Japan

In an over-priced city such as Tokyo, getting a freebie is rare and the Observation Decks of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building in Shinjuku is a real pleasure. Shinjuku and the surrounding area on a weekend can make for a surprising escape from the craziness of Tokyo!

Tokyo weekend sightseeing starts at Ameya Yokocho - the closest thing Tokyo has to a flea market. The massive Ueno Park is barely 5 minutes away which offers a large zoo, amusement parks, shrines, temples and of course The National Tokyo Museum. Tokyo Museum, Ueno Park, Asia Travel, Temple, Travel Destinations, Road Trip Destinations, Temples, Destinations

Serious Tokyo Sightseeing!

Tokyo weekend sightseeing starts at Ameya Yokocho - the closest thing Tokyo has to a flea market. The massive Ueno Park is barely 5 minutes away which offers a large zoo, amusement parks, shrines, temples and of course The National Tokyo Museum.

Tokyo weekend sightseeing starts at Ameya Yokocho - the closest thing Tokyo has to a flea market. The massive Ueno Park is barely 5 minutes away which offers a large zoo, amusement parks, shrines, temples and of course The National Tokyo Museum. Tokyo Museum, Ueno Park, Asia Travel, Marketing
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Serious Tokyo Sightseeing!

Tokyo weekend sightseeing starts at Ameya Yokocho - the closest thing Tokyo has to a flea market. The massive Ueno Park is barely 5 minutes away which offers a large zoo, amusement parks, shrines, temples and of course The National Tokyo Museum.

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The Elusive MOUNT FUJI

Even though everyone here says that you stand only a 1% chance of seeing Mount Fuji because of the weather, we decided that we had to at least give it a try. We started out the day’s journey by train to Hakone-Yumoto and were pleasantly surprised by being able to see Mount Fuji every now and then from the train!

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The Elusive MOUNT FUJI

Even though everyone here says that you stand only a 1% chance of seeing Mount Fuji because of the weather, we decided that we had to at least give it a try. We started out the day’s journey by train to Hakone-Yumoto and were pleasantly surprised by being able to see Mount Fuji every now and then from the train!

Thailand

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Ayutthaya, Thailand

We caught a local bus to Ayutthaya which is about 150km’s away from Kanchanaburi as the crow flies. Ayutthaya is about 70km’s north of Bangkok and is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand. The city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. During1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, resulting in the collapse of the kingdom. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya historical…

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HUA HIN to NAKHON PATHOM

HUA HIN In a way, the six days we spent on the island of Koh Tao felt like six weeks. Some daily events became a ritual and we were sad at the thought of leaving. However, the rest of Thailand was waiting! Initially, the idea was to catch an early ferry and take a northbound train, hopefully reaching Damnoen Suduak ...

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KOH TAO Scuba Diving Capital of Thailand

KOH TAO The tiny island of Koh Tao (meaning Turtle Island) welcomed us with the now-familiar overwhelming stream of touts trying to push their services upon us. We proved a disappointment to them though as we already booked (and paid for) our diving course as well as for accommodation. We also knew that our dive sho...

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First time in BANGKOK, Thailand

The Chao Phraya River runs from Ayutthaya to Bangkok and it would have been awesome to take a riverboat all the way there but unfortunately, this was a rather expensive option. Instead, we opted for the typical “shared minibus” and were dropped off at Bangkok at a stop near Victory Monument. We had a hotel booked in...

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Kanchanaburi, THAILAND

The train to Kanchanaburi only had 3rd class cars and this translated into wooden benches for extra comfort! Lisa somehow managed to have a snooze regardless. We chugged through mile after mile of rice paddies filled with Thai’s working them. For entertainment, I sat watching a girl almost dropping her camera out th...

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Ayutthaya, Thailand

We caught a local bus to Ayutthaya which is about 150km’s away from Kanchanaburi as the crow flies. Ayutthaya is about 70km’s north of Bangkok and is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand. The city was founded in 1350 by King U Thong and proclaimed it the capital of his kingdom, often referred to as the Ayutthaya kingdom or Siam. During1767 the city was destroyed by the Burmese army, resulting in the collapse of the kingdom. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya historical…

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Kanchanaburi, THAILAND

The train to Kanchanaburi only had 3rd class cars and this translated into wooden benches for extra comfort! Lisa somehow managed to have a snooze regardless. We chugged through mile after mile of rice paddies filled with Thai’s working them. For entertainment, I sat watching a girl almost dropping her camera out th...

Hua Hin to Nakhom Pathom Koh Tao, Asia Travel, Travel Destinations, Road Trip Destinations, Destinations
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HUA HIN to NAKHON PATHOM

HUA HIN In a way, the six days we spent on the island of Koh Tao felt like six weeks. Some daily events became a ritual and we were sad at the thought of leaving. However, the rest of Thailand was waiting! Initially, the idea was to catch an early ferry and take a northbound train, hopefully reaching Damnoen Suduak ...

Learning How to Scuba Dive in Koh Tao Dive Shop, Diving Course, Koh Tao, Asia Travel, Scuba Diving, Buddha, Travel Destinations, Thailand, Island
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KOH TAO Scuba Diving Capital of Thailand

KOH TAO The tiny island of Koh Tao (meaning Turtle Island) welcomed us with the now-familiar overwhelming stream of touts trying to push their services upon us. We proved a disappointment to them though as we already booked (and paid for) our diving course as well as for accommodation. We also knew that our dive sho...

Vietnam

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DA LAT - Vietnam By Bike (Part 4)

Part 3 - Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne Mui Ne to Da Lat Distance: 200 km We knew that the next leg would take us to almost 2000 m above sea level and considering the slow progress of the previous leg the thought of hills made me very nervous. If you’ve ever ridden a 125cc bike before you would know that even under the ...

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MUI NE - Vietnam By Bike (Part 3)

Part 2 - Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne Distance: 245 km As early as could be expected after the previous night’s ‘activities’ we packed our stuff and hit the road. Jan offered to escort us out for the first 15km’s or so to at least make things a bit easier getting out of the city. Being Sun...

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NHA TRANG - Vietnam By Bike (Part 5)

Part 4 - Da Lat Dalat to Nha Trang Distance: 160 km The oil leak worried me but I knew that today’s ride would mostly be downhill towards the coast and as long as it doesn’t get any worse we should be fine. I also had a tube of liquid gasket maker with me and at worst case, I could do a repair if needed in Nha Trang...

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NHA TRANG - Vietnam By Bike (Part 5)

Part 4 - Da Lat Dalat to Nha Trang Distance: 160 km The oil leak worried me but I knew that today’s ride would mostly be downhill towards the coast and as long as it doesn’t get any worse we should be fine. I also had a tube of liquid gasket maker with me and at worst case, I could do a repair if needed in Nha Trang...

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HOI AN - Vietnam by Bike (Part 7)

Part 6 - Train to Danang A few kilometres further down the coast from Danang we came upon Non-Nuoc Beach. It’s a long, white sandy beach renowned for both its spectacular beauty and for its history as an R&R destination for American troops during the Vietnam War when it was known as "China Beach". Nowadays its home to

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HUE - Vietnam by Bike (Part 8)

Previous Post: Part 7 - Hoi An Distance: 170 km We left Hoi Ann early – looking forward to the ride ahead. As we passed through Danang on our way North we once again crossed over one of the old Dragon bridges and rode alongside the magnificent new 6 lanes Tran Thi Ly bridge which sadly opened for business 2 weeks ...

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HUE - Vietnam by Bike (Part 8)

Previous Post: Part 7 - Hoi An Distance: 170 km We left Hoi Ann early – looking forward to the ride ahead. As we passed through Danang on our way North we once again crossed over one of the old Dragon bridges and rode alongside the magnificent new 6 lanes Tran Thi Ly bridge which sadly opened for business 2 weeks ...

Vietnam by Bike: Danang to Hoi An. In the region of Hoi An there is a local variation called “Cao Lau” - also rice noodles but not quite as slippery as ‘pho’ and a bit closer in texture to pasta. It’s topped with slices of roast pork and dough fritters. Absolutely delicious and by far the best version of Pho in Vietnam! China Beach, Hoi An, Bike Parts, Rice Noodles, Da Nang, Pork Roast, Fritters, Asia Travel, Pho
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HOI AN - Vietnam by Bike (Part 7)

Part 6 - Train to Danang A few kilometres further down the coast from Danang we came upon Non-Nuoc Beach. It’s a long, white sandy beach renowned for both its spectacular beauty and for its history as an R&R destination for American troops during the Vietnam War when it was known as "China Beach". Nowadays its home to

Philippines

We didn’t actually stop on Inaladelan Island, but rather in the open channel (known as Turtle Sanctuary) between this island and Marindeg Island, with the aim of snorkelling to spot sea turtles. The swell was strong and it was a rather exhausting snorkelling session! When we were just about to give up, the guides managed to spot a turtle and were very good at calling us over to see it. Turtle Sanctuary, Palawan Island, Coron, Snorkelling, Marine Life, Asia Travel, Travel Around, Travel Guides, Great Places
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ISLAND HOPPING TOURS FROM PORT BARTON AND SAN VICENTE, PALAWAN

Port Barton & San Vicente are great places to escape the mass tourist crowds and join a Palawan Island Hopping Tour. We tell you about our San Vicente Island Hopping Tour experience and how it compared to those we did at El Nido and Coron.

Long Beach - considered to be the longest white sand beach in the Philippines (although the full length is actually made up of multiple sections of beach), this 14km stretch of picture-perfect beach is so far removed from mass tourism that it seems too good to be true. Here you can actually have the entire beach all to yourself. Just remember to pack enough water and snacks, as there is currently no infrastructure or facilities along the beach. Coron Island, Puerto Princesa, Fun Days Out, The Next Big Thing, Seaside Towns, Philippines Travel, Palawan, White Sand Beach, Long Beach
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PORT BARTON vs SAN VICENTE, PALAWAN

If you're wondering whether or not you should visit Port Barton or Poblacion San Vicent, and which of the two towns in Palawan, Philippines you should choose, then this article will help you to make the right choice and tell you about the Island Hopping Tour options available.

Malaysia

Stroll through the Sandakan Central Market (Pasar Umum Sandakan) and do some shopping here. The market is busiest in the mornings, with the ground floor selling everything from fruit and vegetables to a wide and colourful variety of fresh fish and meat. On the first floor, you will find clothing, local crafts and souvenirs, while the second floor is made up of many various small eateries. This is by far the cleanest fresh market that we have encountered across Asia. Borneo Orangutan, Malaysia Travel Guide, Bus Number, Central Market, Kota Kinabalu, Island Park, Fish And Meat, Fresh Market, Prisoners Of War

SANDAKAN, SABAH - What To See And Do

SANDAKAN is the second-largest city of the Sabah Region and was originally the capital city of North Borneo. Although it does not have many tourist specific landmarks, it is a friendly and modern city with a Pedestrian friendly Heritage Trail and a few notable things to see and do, most of which are free activities!

South Korea

Busan’s style of Hotteok is cut open and filled with a variety of seeds and nuts, which just make it even more delicious and crunchy! You will find many stalls making these all over BIFF square in particular. Some are shallow grilled which give them a lighter, fluffier texture and others are deep grilled in butter which makes them both richer and crispier on the outside. Korean Pancake, Stalls, How Sweet Eats, Busan, Asia Travel, Hot Dog Buns, Lighter, Sweet Tooth, Grilling
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KOREAN SNACKS

South Korea is not particularly well known for its sweet treat, but they do in fact have a sweet tooth. You will even pick this up in their 'savoury' food (which you can read more about here). These are just some of the sweet treats you will find in South Korea: HOTTEOK This Korean pancake is an especially popular s...

If an ordinary soft-serve ice-cream is never enough, then this is for you! The stall at BIFF Square allows you to measure and check that the ice-cream is in fact 32cm tall – we think they cheated a little by stretching the last bit of ice-cream, but non-the-less, our yogurt and mango almost 32cm ice-cream was delicious and refreshing! Korean Pancake, Soft Serve, How Sweet Eats, Asia Travel, Stretching, Yogurt, Sweet Treats, Mango, Ice Cream
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KOREAN SNACKS

South Korea is not particularly well known for its sweet treat, but they do in fact have a sweet tooth. You will even pick this up in their 'savoury' food (which you can read more about here). These are just some of the sweet treats you will find in South Korea: HOTTEOK This Korean pancake is an especially popular s...

We didn’t actually stop on Inaladelan Island, but rather in the open channel (known as Turtle Sanctuary) between this island and Marindeg Island, with the aim of snorkelling to spot sea turtles. The swell was strong and it was a rather exhausting snorkelling session! When we were just about to give up, the guides managed to spot a turtle and were very good at calling us over to see it. Turtle Sanctuary, Palawan Island, Coron, Snorkelling, Marine Life, Asia Travel, Travel Around, Travel Guides, Great Places
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ISLAND HOPPING TOURS FROM PORT BARTON AND SAN VICENTE, PALAWAN

Port Barton & San Vicente are great places to escape the mass tourist crowds and join a Palawan Island Hopping Tour. We tell you about our San Vicente Island Hopping Tour experience and how it compared to those we did at El Nido and Coron.

Stroll through the Sandakan Central Market (Pasar Umum Sandakan) and do some shopping here. The market is busiest in the mornings, with the ground floor selling everything from fruit and vegetables to a wide and colourful variety of fresh fish and meat. On the first floor, you will find clothing, local crafts and souvenirs, while the second floor is made up of many various small eateries. This is by far the cleanest fresh market that we have encountered across Asia. Borneo Orangutan, Malaysia Travel Guide, Bus Number, Central Market, Kota Kinabalu, Island Park, Fish And Meat, Fresh Market, Prisoners Of War

SANDAKAN, SABAH - What To See And Do

SANDAKAN is the second-largest city of the Sabah Region and was originally the capital city of North Borneo. Although it does not have many tourist specific landmarks, it is a friendly and modern city with a Pedestrian friendly Heritage Trail and a few notable things to see and do, most of which are free activities!

Long Beach - considered to be the longest white sand beach in the Philippines (although the full length is actually made up of multiple sections of beach), this 14km stretch of picture-perfect beach is so far removed from mass tourism that it seems too good to be true. Here you can actually have the entire beach all to yourself. Just remember to pack enough water and snacks, as there is currently no infrastructure or facilities along the beach. Coron Island, Puerto Princesa, Fun Days Out, The Next Big Thing, Seaside Towns, Philippines Travel, Palawan, White Sand Beach, Long Beach
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PORT BARTON vs SAN VICENTE, PALAWAN

If you're wondering whether or not you should visit Port Barton or Poblacion San Vicent, and which of the two towns in Palawan, Philippines you should choose, then this article will help you to make the right choice and tell you about the Island Hopping Tour options available.

Busan’s style of Hotteok is cut open and filled with a variety of seeds and nuts, which just make it even more delicious and crunchy! You will find many stalls making these all over BIFF square in particular. Some are shallow grilled which give them a lighter, fluffier texture and others are deep grilled in butter which makes them both richer and crispier on the outside. Korean Pancake, Stalls, How Sweet Eats, Busan, Asia Travel, Hot Dog Buns, Lighter, Sweet Tooth, Grilling
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KOREAN SNACKS

South Korea is not particularly well known for its sweet treat, but they do in fact have a sweet tooth. You will even pick this up in their 'savoury' food (which you can read more about here). These are just some of the sweet treats you will find in South Korea: HOTTEOK This Korean pancake is an especially popular s...

If an ordinary soft-serve ice-cream is never enough, then this is for you! The stall at BIFF Square allows you to measure and check that the ice-cream is in fact 32cm tall – we think they cheated a little by stretching the last bit of ice-cream, but non-the-less, our yogurt and mango almost 32cm ice-cream was delicious and refreshing! Korean Pancake, Soft Serve, How Sweet Eats, Asia Travel, Stretching, Yogurt, Sweet Treats, Mango, Ice Cream
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KOREAN SNACKS

South Korea is not particularly well known for its sweet treat, but they do in fact have a sweet tooth. You will even pick this up in their 'savoury' food (which you can read more about here). These are just some of the sweet treats you will find in South Korea: HOTTEOK This Korean pancake is an especially popular s...

A Taiwanese street food delicacy served on a stick, pig blood cake is made with pork blood, sticky rice and soy broth. It is either fried or steamed and then rushed with a sweet or spicy sauce before being coated in crushed peanuts and fresh herbs. We were convinced by a local to try one at Dongdamen Night Market, Hualien and while it was in no way unpleasant, neither of us particularly liked it either! Spicy Sauce, Fresh Herbs, Asia Travel, Peanuts, Street Food, Blood, Pork, Rice, The Incredibles
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

The preparation of this dish makes for good viewing at both the Shilin and Raohe Night Markets, Taipei. The tender cubes of beef are cooked over a grill before being flame-torched and sprinkled with a seasoning of your choice like salt, pepper, teriyaki, or cumin. Taipei, Asia Travel, Cubes, Street Food, Grilling, Salt, Beef, Stuffed Peppers, Dishes
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

Often referred to as a “Taiwanese hamburger”, it’s a Chinese steamed bun (baozi) filled with meats and greens, typically braised pork belly, pickled mustard greens, coriander, a few egg noodles and some ground peanuts. We had the Pepper Braised Pork and the Soya Chopped Pork from Dongdamen Night Market, Hualien and they were both delicious! Pickled Mustard Greens, Gua Bao, Braised Pork Belly, Steamed Buns, Egg Noodles, Coriander, Asia Travel, Peanuts, Street Food
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

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TAIWANESE Sweets & Desserts

Taiwan likes their sweet treats, especially those made in some form from rice. We did our best to try as many of the local delicacies as we could!

Taiwan likes their sweet treats, especially those made in some form from rice. Peanut Cake, Wheel Cake, Bean Cakes, Red Bean Paste, Busy Street, Custard Filling, Vanilla Custard, Like Chocolate, Sidewalks
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TAIWANESE Sweets & Desserts

Taiwan likes their sweet treats, especially those made in some form from rice. We did our best to try as many of the local delicacies as we could!

A collection of our posts on Taiwan. Join us as we share our stories, videos and travel tips with you from around the world! Thin Pancakes, Fresh Coriander, Vanilla Ice Cream, Asia Travel, Peanuts, Cilantro, Taiwan, Rolls, Night
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Taiwan | We Will Nomad

A collection of our posts on Taiwan. We're Andre & Lisa - Full-time nomads, perpetual adventurers and experienced budget travellers. Join us as we share our stories, videos and travel tips with you from around the world!

SOUP DUMPLINGS (Xiao Long Bao)   These broth-filled steamed pork dumplings are juicy mouthfuls of flavour. There is also a technique involved to best enjoy these dumplings: First add a little brown vinegar and ginger to your spoon before placing the dumpling on your spoon. Then carefully pierce the dumping releasing some of the hot soup from within and more importantly, a little steam. Then open you mouth wide to enjoy the entire dumpling in a single, mouth-watering tasty bite! We found the… Steamed Pork Dumplings, Hot Soup, Little Brown, Tasty Bites, Bao, Asia Travel, Street Food, Vinegar, Spoon
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TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

PEPPER PORK BUNS (hu jiao bing) Crunchy, flaky outer dough shell topped with sesame seeds and containing a filling of peppery marinate… Wheel Cake, Clay Oven, Pork Buns, Marinated Pork, Shell Tops, Street Food, Seeds, Stuffed Peppers, Dishes

TAIWANESE STREET FOOD

We honestly didn't have any idea what to expect from Taiwanese food and although we have only scratched the surface of what is on offer we have been blown away with the incredible range of food available. Here is but a small sampling of what we have found so far:

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Visit MOUNT BROMO - What You Need To Know

Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous active volcano and sits at the Eastern end of Java between Surabaya and Yogyakarta. If you would like to make this into an exciting and authentic experience (and save a bit of money in the process) you can fairly easily do it by yourself.

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Visit MOUNT BROMO - What You Need To Know

Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous active volcano and sits at the Eastern end of Java between Surabaya and Yogyakarta. If you would like to make this into an exciting and authentic experience (and save a bit of money in the process) you can fairly easily do it by yourself.

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Visit MOUNT BROMO - What You Need To Know

Mount Bromo is probably Indonesia’s most famous active volcano and sits at the Eastern end of Java between Surabaya and Yogyakarta. If you would like to make this into an exciting and authentic experience (and save a bit of money in the process) you can fairly easily do it by yourself.