visit taiwan islands

A few months ago during our travels, somewhere between China and Bhutan, we found out about an epic travel competition to visit the Taiwan Islands and we wanted to win it!

The popular Australian travel series, Places We Go was looking for two people to be sent to the Taiwan Islands and vlog about their experience.

The trip was all expenses paid, spending money, an Osprey backpack, and a GoPro Hero camera.

Conditions of entry were to make a 60-second video on why we should be chosen to explore the Taiwan Islands and what we love about travel.

It turns out that our video won us the incredible trip to visit the Taiwan Islands! When we were told we’d won, we were somewhere in the desert in Oman, driving around this awesome little country for 7 days.

We were so happy once we found out we’d been chosen to be Rookie Travel Reporters in the Taiwan Islands, what an opportunity!

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The beautiful Taiwan Islands

Only a month or so later, we flew back to Australia to connect with flights arriving in the cool capital city of Taipei. Wow, this city has some incredible food. Find out all the incredible places to eat in our Food Lovers Bible for Taipei.

We spent the next week or so discovering the beautiful Taiwan Islands and vlogging along the way. It wasn’t hard, because beauty was literally everywhere.

We honestly loved this destination. The sights, the incredible food and the welcome we received from the people was amazing. We already want to return and see so much more. We need an excuse to add to our list of where to eat in Taiwan anyway.

See for yourself how much we enjoyed the stunning Taiwan Islands in these 5 short videos of our time spent here.

Video # 1 – Around Taipei

Taipei is super clean, very cool and there is always something to do. In this video, we take you to the surrounding areas of Taipei.

Video # 2 – Discovering the Tastes of Taipei

We hit the streets, the restaurants and the beaches to find the best food in Taipei and Taiwan Islands. This video was so much fun to make. We walked around the awesome city in search of the best cafes, eateries and hidden spots to eat.

Our favourite places are often found on the streets and in markets. Can you believe how much Rach can eat?

Video # 3 – The Beaches and Islands

Wow! Who knew that the Taiwan Islands were this beautiful. We had no idea that this destination was going to be this stunning! We enjoyed perfect weather, gorgeous sights and warm water at the many beaches along the way.

Video # 4 – Highlights of the Taiwan Islands

Some of our favourite moments of our time spent in the Taiwan Islands. We will certainly return for more memories in this incredible place. It was surprising how little we knew about this part of the world. There are so many other areas of the Taiwan Islands we can’t wait to explore – this was just a taste!

Video # 5 – Impressions of Taiwan

We sum up our impressions of Taiwan and the Taiwan Islands and show you what to expect when you visit. From things to see and do in the city to eating out and enjoying Taiwanese culture.

Our impressions of the Taiwan Islands and Taiwan as destinations have been 5 stars! 

Have we tempted you to visit the Taiwan Islands? We hope you will enjoy this destination as much as we have. Don’t miss our Food Bible of Taipei and our post about where to eat in Taiwan

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And, if you’re craving more tips and advice to help you travel longer, our expert travel tips from 20+ years of travel posts will be helpful to you.

Thanks again to Places We Go and Taiwan Tourism for allowing us to discover this unique destination. We didn’t know that the Taiwan Islands could be this magnificent!

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