Slow down your pace in the vibrant green rice fields.Read More
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Your Guide to Hualien City: What to Eat, See and Do in Hualien’s Commercial District
Beside Taroko, you have more options when visiting the east coast.Read More
Sun Moon Lake: A Tea Lover’s Paradise
Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan has garnered international attention for its high quality tea. Here’s the fact you shoud know about tea in Sun Moon Lake.Read More
Lakeside Luxury: Sun Moon Lake’s Top Luxury Experiences
Sun Moon Lake is known for its stunning natural view. Here’s some of its best kept secrets that provide for the ultimate luxury experience.Read More
Adagio hotel, Jinguashi: Experience the five senses with slow travel
For the environmentally-conscious traveler, slow travel has become the new way to see the world. With a belief that travel should be sustainable and leave a positive impact on the environment and surrounding communities, globe trekkers are now choosing to visit places that practice environmental conservation, sustainable development, and the preservation of local culture and traditions.
For the founders of the Adagio hotel in Jinguashi, Taiwan, (“Adagio” meaning “in a slow tempo”) slow travel is also an art meant to be experienced leisurely with all five senses. Throughout the month of March, Adagio holds a series of events that allow guests to enjoy a sensory experience for the ears (musical performances), the eyes (art classes), the nose (fragrance and incense workshops), the mouth (wine tasting, for example), and the hands (plant designing classes).
The hotel is located high up in the mountainous roads, not far from the Golden Waterfall. A cozy vicinity with no cable, Adagio is a hotel that creates a sense of community, with a limited number of rooms and group activities that allow you to meet other guests.
The Taiwanese Spa Hour: Taipei’s Best Health and Beauty Spas
Everything from massages, facials, detox, and collagen treatments can be found in the smallest yet most luxurious of spas. Here I explore some of the best spas around Taipei, each with their own unique offerings.Read More
Five unique twists on Taiwanese hot pot
Hot pot is extremely popular in Taiwan, especially in the cooler months. It’s an interactive dining method comparable to Western fondue.Read More