Day 7- Alishan Tour

We have finally reached the last day of our Taiwan tour, and we are visiting Alishan, another one of Taiwan's national scenic areas located near Chiayi, at the center of Taiwan. Our Ownrides driver, Sam, picked us up from our hotel in Taichung earlier than usual, as it was quite a long drive. I've seen... Continue Reading →

Day 5- Taichung City Tour

It is our fifth day in Taiwan, and we are leaving Taipei! We are heading to Taichung, and will be staying there for the rest of our stay here in Taiwan. For today we have a new Ownrides driver, and he will be taking us from Taipei to Taichung, as well as tour us around... Continue Reading →

Day 4 (part 1): Yangmingshan

It's our fourth day in Taiwan, and we are touring Yangmingshan, Beitou Hot Springs, and Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. Yangmingshan is one of the nine national parks of Taiwan. It is more than a hundred hectares, with several trails, parks and scenic spots. Our driver says that it is a popular destination even for locals, because... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Yehliu, Jiufen and Shifen

After touring Taipei city,  today is about the must-sees at the Northeast coast of Taiwan, about an hour away from Taipei. This tour's itinerary includes: Yehliu Geopark, Shifen Old Street and Jiufen. Our Northeast coast tour started out at 9am, and we drove straight to Yehliu Geopark, around 45 mins to an hour from Taipei.... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Taipei City Tour (part 2)

The first half of our day was spent touring iconic and monumental structures. The latter half of our day's itinerary included: National Palace Museum, Shilin Residence and Shilin Night Market. After lunch at Taipei 101, we headed to National Palace Museum. I’ve visited this museum during my first time in Taiwan last year, but I... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Taipei City Tour with Ownrides (part 1)

It's Day 2 in Taiwan and our first day with Ownrides. In our itinerary:  Longshan Temple, Chiang-Kai Shek Memorial, Taipei 101, National Palace Museum, and Shilin Market Our day started with us practically hunting for breakfast in Ximending because our hotel didn’t provide it. Because of our lack of research, we ended up buying random... Continue Reading →

Review: 7 days in Taiwan with Ownrides

My family had been planning a Taipei trip for quite some time, but it only materialized last April. Travelling with is our lola (grandmother), who has a hard time walking long distances, so we knew we had to book tours for convenience. We had about 8 days in Taiwan including the day of our flight... Continue Reading →

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