Surfing in Kenting

This is my second time going to Kenting.  The first time was about water activities, food, sightseeing, and chilling.  This time, it was about surfing.

Kenting is a simple, quiet area which offers little of everything else and plentiful of beaches and waves.  Kenting is often visited most by couples, families with children, and high school students, as evident by the people we saw.  Besides the Kenting night market, there is little elsewhere that you would see crowds, particularly at night.  A 15 minute walk from our hostel and not a single sighting of a bar; this place does not have any entertainment after sunset except for the night market.  There’s even one nightclub, the King Night Club, which to be honest from the outside looks nothing like a nightclub – all I see are dart tables, and no trace of a dance floor.  (OK I’m on their Facebook and there are tables and chairs and you watch performances… and sometimes you can dance on the floor).  What can I say, we didn’t go in so maybe I shouldn’t be judging, but Kenting just isn’t a place for nightlife. Continue reading Surfing in Kenting

Chinese New Year in Taipei

Taipei’s a great city to go to, especially coming from Hong Kong, as it makes a great 3-4 day trip.  But compared to Hong Kong, everything is so much cheaper there… food, nightclub, transportation etc.  Actually I was very surprised by how much more country side it was compared to Hong Kong.  I can’t wait to go back to Taipei soon.

But one thing for sure, I won’t be going back during Chinese New Year.  This trip was back in 2012 end of January, and because Taiwanese people were also celebrating Chinese New Year, most of the stores there were closed!  In fact, it was frigid and it was constantly raining, so it made everything worse.  The weather was always gloomy as well. Continue reading Chinese New Year in Taipei