Where to Stay in Chiang Mai Shortly after I decided to celebrate Songkran in Chiang Mai, I looked up some hotel options. Soon I realized I was way too late in the game. Many of mid-range Chiang Mai hotels were completely booked. While it was challenging to find a mid-range hotel in Chiang Mai that […]
Songkran 2018 Guide: What is Songkran, Where to Celebrate, Seven Survival Tips, What to Pack & Where to Stay Songkran is one of the most anticipated festivals in the world. This water festival attracts millions of people around the world to Thailand. I joined the party in 2017 and had lots of fun. Songkran truly lived […]
MILK TEA There are two things overflowing in Taiwan: scooters on the road and milk tea shops. I’m not kidding when I say there is at least one milk tea shop on every single block! After all, Taiwan is the birthplace of milk tea (奶茶). Righteously, Taiwanese are milk tea snobs. And just like beef […]
PINEAPPLE CAKES If there is one treat everyone should try in Taiwan, it is the pineapple cakes (鳳梨酥). Taiwanese pineapples are juicy and sweet, well-balanced with tanginess. No wonder why pineapple cakes become one of the most popular souvenirs to bring back home from Taiwan. With the high demand, there is an overwhelming number of […]
Kaohsiung Transportation: Taxi, MRT, Light Rail and Bus Tips Once you arrive in Kaohsiung, what’s the best way to get around town? Read the following transportation tips before heading to Kaohsiung. This detailed guide includes how to use public transportations, where & how to buy iPass & Easy Card, useful apps, how to call a taxi […]
I love to eat and try new places. This is a growing list of BEST food and drinks in Kaohsiung. The list covers hidden gems only locals know about and includes Taiwanese breakfast, home cooking, dim sum, sushi, BBQ grill, hot pot, beef noodle soup, guabao, and cocktails. As I discover the city, I will […]
Things to Do in Kaohsiung Kaohsiung (高雄; Gāoxióng) is the second largest city in Taiwan. Located in the southern part of the island, it is historically a port city. Through the colonization of the Dutch, Japanese and Chinese, the area’s culture and development were influenced by many foreign cultures. Visitors can still find the remains […]
Useful Survival Tips on How to Use Three Different Types of Toilets, Asian Toilet Etiquettes & Where to Find Clean Toilets Here is the challenge of the day for you. Do the Asian squat now! If you can comfortably do it, you are a true Asian. (Disclaimer: This is my hypothesis that still requires more […]
Is Chinese Taipei in China or Taiwan? Watching the opening ceremony of 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have you wondered why there are more than one Chinese teams? You might have noticed the People’s Republic of China (“China”), Chinese Taipei (“Taiwan”) and even Hong Kong are participating separately. Especially, there seems to be a […]
Seoul is the most lively and energetic city I’ve ever been to. This city of 10 million residents is the historical, cultural, economic and political center of South Korea. Seoul offers so much to do, see and eat. Although I called Seoul home for five years, the capital city continuously evolves so fast that every […]
Hello, I'm Chloe!
I'm an aspiring world traveler and avid dog lover. Nestled in Taiwan, I'm currently exploring Asia and learning Chinese.
At Chloe's Travelogue, I will share my travel experiences, tips & tricks and cultural insights.