BBC – The Travel Show – Taiwan Special

bbc the travel show taiwan special

The team travel to Taiwan, an island off the coast of mainland China.
Carmen Roberts visits the ancient capital, Tainan, where she explores a fort originally built by Dutch traders in the 17th century, before heading to Kaohsiung to go behind the scenes at the vast new Weiwuying, the largest performing arts centre in the world.
Carmen continues on to the stunning central mountain range, before ending in Pingxi, where she takes part in a spectacular lantern festival.


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5 Amazing places to visit in Taiwan

5 amazing places to visit in taiwan

Here is a guide that I compiled of some of our favorite historical places we visited in Taiwan. We thought these places were amazing tourist spots!

Director comments:
– Daija Jenn Lann Temple : money was burned to the goddess not ancestors.

Special thanks to JoAnn and her family for making this trip amazing!

Edited by Kevin Lu
Shot by Kevin Lu and JoAnn



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Best Things to do in Taipei – Overnight City Guide

best things to do in taipei overnight city guide

I have always loved travelling.

I was lucky enough that from a young age, my parents took us all over the place, instilling in us a sense of larger spaces and broadened horizons. As I grew up, I became more independent in my travels and tried to figure out ways to do it more. From learning Spanish in Salamanca to purposefully getting 6 month summer jobs in places I wanted to explore further.

I became accustomed to getting lost and just wondering the streets, figuring out where would be the next good meal or when I would stumble onto some secret only locals whispered about. Getting lost was second nature back then. The only resources we had were over-read guide books that by the time you reached their recommendations, the waiters would push their best sellers down your throats.

So we had to resort to friend recommendations, what blog resources were up on the internet, guide books, conversations with strangers and your hotel concierge. Nowadays in our hyper connected world, everyone is an expert and there are so many sites that claim that this restaurants, trumps this bar, which is passé and now is considered touristy by pretty much everyone. Honestly, for me, good is good, so that’s what I base myself on.

For every family or friend trip we would take, I became the defacto research guide. Skimming through websites in English and in the language of destination, guide books, personal blogs, Instagram hashtags, geotags and anything else social media would allow me to delve into. Finally, being able to create a snap shot of the city, its districts and where to eat, sleep, drink, party or learn about the culture.

This is what Overnight is about.

For all of the information of the video, a map of the city and our Overnight guide.

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A HUGE Thank you to Angely from Access Travel and Tours for being a key resource person and booking everything for us during this trip. You can contact them through here
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Also to Cebu Pacific Air, for the quick and convenient flight services to our multiple destinations.

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14 Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan (Best Travel Attractions)

14 things to do in taipei taiwan best travel attractions

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