Hikes

Solo Hike to Qixing Mountain-七星山, Taipei’s Highest Mountain and Taiwan’s Highest (Dormant) Volcano

Months ago while preparing my itinerary for my trip to Taiwan, I came across a blog about outdoorsy things to do in Taipei. Most often when I travel, I prefer visiting the not so mainstream spots. The items in the blog post are not the common places people visit when they go to Taiwan. Of …

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Taal Volcano: Guide to Hiking (or Horseback Riding) to the Crater Lake

The day after my 35th birthday, my college friends Hanna, Liza, and I went to Taal to hike. Well, I thought we were hiking. But on our way to Taal, Hanna and Liza started talking about horseback riding to the top. I sensed that they were planning to do it and they even tried convincing …

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Guide to Visiting Masungi Georeserve

This Masungi Georeserve Guide was originally published on February 26, 2017, and updated on January 10, 2020, to include a little information about the Legacy Trail and the Night Trail of the Discovery Trail. They didn’t have the Night Trail and Legacy Trail yet when we visited in 2017. Last Saturday (February 25), I was …

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Solo Hike to Lantau Peak, The Second Highest Peak in Hong Kong

A week before my trip to Hong Kong, two of my friends suggested that I include the Tian Tan Buddha (also known as the Big Buddha) in my itinerary. While browsing the internet for information on how to get there, I found one blog post about getting to the Big Buddha by hiking the Lantau …

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