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Take a trip throughout Taiwan's most well-known and hidden gems, from historical sites in the far reaches of the country to new urban hot spots.

Island Adventures Emma Benack, RTI

    • Society & Culture

Take a trip throughout Taiwan's most well-known and hidden gems, from historical sites in the far reaches of the country to new urban hot spots.

    Taiwan's Alpaca Cafe

    Taiwan's Alpaca Cafe

    In the second part of an interview with Dutch travel vlogger Myrthe Jonker, Emma Benack asks Myrthe about transitioning her videos from Dutch to English, what she thinks of Taiwan's food culture, and some of her favorite dining spots - one of which features real alpacas!

    Living in Yangmingshan

    Living in Yangmingshan

    Emma Benack talks to Myrthe Jonker, a Dutch travel blogger living with her family in Taipei, about how she ended up in Taiwan and what it's like to be living inside one of the country's most famous national parks, Yangmingshan. Myrthe also talks about one of her favorite adventures to Pinglin, which included seeing some beautiful tea farms and even a tea museum!

    Keeping up with Kaohsiung: Trivia Game

    Keeping up with Kaohsiung: Trivia Game

    Emma Benack quizzes fellow Taiwan Insider hosts Natalie Tso and Itamar Waksman about Kaohsiung trivia, including famous buildings, politicians, and religious sites.

    Adventures: Jiufen, jazz festivals, and surfing

    Adventures: Jiufen, jazz festivals, and surfing

    On the second half of Emma Benack's interview with Herel Hughes, an American traveling around Taiwan for the third time, they talk about Herel's dreams of driving around the whole island and surfing on the east coast, as well as some of her favorite memories in Jiufen and at a jazz festival in Taichung.

    Scuba diving off of Green Island

    Scuba diving off of Green Island

    Emma Benack speaks with Herel Hughes, an American living in southern Taiwan, about her travels around the country over her past few visits. Herel shares about her experience scuba diving by Green Island, which is off the east coast of Taiwan. She also talks about other islands around the country that she hopes to visit in the future.

    Comparing Taiwan's trails to other countries'

    Comparing Taiwan's trails to other countries'

    In the second half of an interview with Jennifer Turek, a leading member of the group Taipei Hikers, Jennifer talks about what she's noticed is special about Taiwan trails as well as some of her most challenging adventures.

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