One afternoon, we received a box that was addressed to Logan, one of our tour guides. Upon opening it, we saw a huge stack of children’s books and picture books. Looking at the sender’s name, I did a good search in my mind and located the name of Pin Yoon, one of our clients who had just finished he
Spending time with Irene is like coming across a gentle breeze—a light yet incredibly refreshing and healing touch. The experience in the financial industry makes Irene a detail-oriented person. Due to her past hard-working days at the financial industry, Irene is very detail-oriented. Before every
“Playing” was one of the reasons why Logan became a tour guide. After graduating from the department of philosophy and completing his military services, Logan hadn’t decided what to pursue as a career. Therefore, he began a motorcycle trip around Taiwan island with his friend. Two young men traveled
Are you curious about why Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage? Do you want to hang out with your friends in a totally gay-friendly destination? If you want to say yes to these questions, come visiting Taiwan and get ready to be surprised by how gay Taiwan is! It’s t
Should I Visit Taiwan Now?
At this moment, the risk of traveling to Taiwan is low and we have confidence in our epidemic prevention system. No country advises against travel to Taiwan. All the attractions, public transportations, restaurants, public shops and public places such as hospital are operating as usual. The biggest difference is that many places/businesses are taking extra precautions such as below to protect visitors.
1. Checking your temperature before you enter the places/shops/hotels…etc.
2. Prepare hand sanitizer for visitors.
3. Encouraging their staff to wear face (surgical) masks.
Travelers are usually surprised by a fact: Taiwan has a total of 268 mountains thar are over 3,000 meters! In fact, over 50% of Taiwan is mountainous, so the island is a heaven for mountaineers! From low-altitude and flat trails to the highest mountain in northeast Asia, Jade Mountain (Yushan), no m
As there are 16 officially recognized indigenous groups in Taiwan, indigenous culture is one of the most charming highlights of Taiwan. Many travelers wish to visit a “REAL” indigenous/aboriginal village and get cultural experience there. But what is a REAL indigenous village like? Is it the same as
Places that we have been to provide our lives with nutrients and connect with us in a way that is impossible to break. Tom Johnston, an American who taught in Hsinchu in the 1970s when he was 25 years old, visited Taiwan again with his daughter. Unexpectedly, this journey shed light on a story that
This tall, super tanned, and full of laughter person is our Taiwanese tour guide Yummy. His name always make people wonder what the story behind it is. The reason is simple enough—he has a big appetite. In order not to fail this interesting and impressive name, Yummy likes to take the clients on a f
TAIWAN IS DEFINITELY A HIDDEN GEN IN ASIA! Taiwan seems a much underrated tourist destination in Asia, especially for western travelers. Based on the travelers’ feedback, Taiwan exceeds their expectations a lot and is very worth visiting. The tremendous diversity in a small island is amazing – rich
“Please do take care of Clint well. He is a treasure of your company!” A customer once gave this feedback. It makes you wonder what the Taiwan tour guide who receives this praise is like. Clint is always calm and at ease. Thanks to this trait, Clint is always easy to get along with. 5 years ago, he
Last October, my client Asher who is from Israel had been diagnosed with lymphoma. He must do the relevant examination and treatment as soon as possible; therefore, he had to cancel his scheduled trip to Taiwan. At that time, my mother also did chemotherapy in the hospital, so I understood his situa
When it comes to Hualien, the first place people have in mind is usually Taroko National Park. In fact, there are still a lot of places that are worth visiting in Hualien. We will show you something different and interesting, so you can plan your another trip to Hualien right now! 1. First Stop: Lea
When looking for restaurant recommendations abroad, travelers always fantasize about a “local” who will guide them to the best and authentic meal. Today, as locals like us, would like to show you what we love to eat in our real lives. Stir-Fried Dishes Restaurant 台式熱炒 Stir-friend dishes restaurant i
Every year, many travelers plan to visit Taiwan during Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year) to get a feeling of the atmosphere.Is it a good idea? Let us share with you the suggestions for traveling to Taiwan in the Lunar New Year.First, you should know the restrictions and situations you have to face if you would like to visit Taiwan during the Chinese New Year.
Kenting is located at Hengchun township, Pingtung. In Chinese, “Hengchun” means that it feels like Spring all year round in that area. So even though you wrap yourself up like a ball with heavy clothes in winter, you can throw them all away and change into bikini and slippers and run towards the sunshine and beaches when you are in Kenting.
Taroko Gorge is one of the must-visit attractions for many travelers who come to Taiwan, so our travel consultants often answer all sorts of questions and provides suggestions about visiting Taroko. Today we have collected the frequently asked questions to share with you. If you can’t find your questions here, you are welcome to leave a message below!
My grandfather brought me up, and when I was young, I used to play with a mini globe all day long. My grandpa told me that I could find all the countries on this tiny ball. Looking hard for Taiwan on the globe, I found out that Taiwan was unbelievably small compared to the other countries. When I st
Brad is a senior executive at a multinational company. He frequented Asia a lot on business trips but this was his first time in Taiwan. Since he only planned a weekend in Taiwan, he hoped to use this limited time to travel to Taiwan’s landmarks as well as experience the life as a Taiwanese. Therefore Amy the tour consultant, helped him organize a basic one day trip in Taipei and a one day trip in Yangmingshan (Yang Ming Mountain). What Brad enjoyed the most was when we took him to experience Taipei’s very own UBike!
Once Home Always HomeSince their trip was during the Easter vacation, the hotel booking should be prioritized. In order for them to feel like home as well as avoid the exhausting commute between Kaohsiung and Mei-nung, Core found the family a Mei-Nung’s local B&B modified from an old Tobacco Building. What’s more interesting was that the B&B’s owner turned out to be a distant relative of Madame Shinglien! We can only call it serendipity.
How would it be possible to locate her grandfather’s grave site though? Lily provided us with the English pronunciation of her grandfather’s name but it wasn’t enough because it could be translated into anything! A name in Chinese was needed. Afterwards, she managed to find an old photo with a portrait of her grandfather and his Chinese name. After Nancy went online and did a search, she found out that he was a prestigious person. Lily’s grandfather was the County Magistrate of Nantou from 1964 to 1966. Under his reign, a song of Nantou County was even composed! During the Japanese colonial period, he founded the Zhushan clinic (now called the Zhushan General Hospital) He was once also a Presbyterian Minister of a Presbyterian church!
What’s interesting was that when Sumalee decided to choose Topology Travel, she did a comparison between us and other travel agencies. She admitted that our price was higher than the others, but so was the quality of our service. In addition to the information that Allan provided, Sumalee could also feel that Allan treated her more like a friend than a client. While she was struggling between price and service, Allan gave Sumalee an interesting response:
We’ve been lucky to find these B&Bs that we are really in love with. And we would like to share these places with our guests if they decide to travel in Taiwan. We have long been searching for like-minded hostel owners to build up a shareable philosophy — while traveling in Taiwan, every person and place our guests will have encountered should leave them an impression that is affectionate enough to trigger any travel memories.
While some guests might decide not to spend too much time commuting, some may prefer having an overall experience through a distant traveling. From years of driving experience, our driver guides have come up with the map above to offer the much-preferred routes－and they mostly cover many of the main highlighted attractions in Taiwan.
A tour agency is nothing without its tour guides. Traveling with a seasoned guide can completely change your understanding of a destination and make your trip smoother and more brilliant.
We got sense of achievement from these lovely gifts and believe that we did the right things – Using the way we like to interpret the real Taiwan and let our guests have a wonderful time with family or friends under the good care of our tour guides.
Sweet Potato Mama Project is one of the programs that we are extremely proud of. A group of single mothers are able to own their career thanks to the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation (GSWF). This foundation not only recruits volunteers to teach the moms how to roast sweet potatoes, but also provide
Fred used to be a seaman when he was young; he traveled around the world and befriended people everywhere. Today, he is a seasoned guide of Topology Travel who comes back to his homeland to introduce Taiwan to travelers from all over the world. At the age of 66, Fred is already a grandpa. He is well
Even though they all lived in the US, the family reunited only a few times in any given year. This week that they spent as a group back at their homeland after leaving Taiwan so many years ago, staying in the warmest guesthouses, enjoying collective meals, and laughing together, bonded them closer and left sweet memories for a lifetime.
Eryka is a representative of new age girls, who enjoys life with full confidence. As an assistant organizer of the Singapore Formula One Races, she likes to spend her time off from her busy job travelling everywhere. She is an enthusiastic photographer, and had already been throughout Korea, Japan, Bali, and more.