Half 2 with #TasteofTaiwan winner, Godwin Polendey

Following up on the primary interview with our #TasteOfTaiwan winner, Godwin Polendey (see right here, in case you missed it!) take a look at all the things Godwin needed to say about his time in Taiwan, collaborating in some epic excursions from MyTaiwanTour and absorbing all that Taiwan has to supply.

1. What was your itinerary like, and what locations did you hit up?

We took a pleasant gondola journey to Maokong mountain the place we had a historical past lesson on the method of creating tea. We additionally received to style various kinds of tea and visited a tea plantation carved on the facet of a mountain. From there, we headed to the east coast of Taiwan, to go to the majestic landscapes of Taroko Nationwide Park. Subsequent, we visited Datong District, an previous district of Taipei, to attempt some native delicacies reminiscent of Zungzi (sticky rice), mango shaved ice, Taiwanese bitter tea, and plenty of different delicacies! To high it off, we additionally drove to the northern coast of Taiwan to witness the cool rock formations of Yehliu Geopark.

2. What have you ever discovered is the perfect matter in regards to the tradition in Taiwan?

The folks make Taiwan an ideal vacation spot. The Taiwanese persons are extremely pleasant and accommodating. Whereas there was an obvious language barrier, it was by no means a difficulty. Small gestures reminiscent of waving or smiling went a good distance. From the very starting I may really feel the hospitality, friendship, and willingness to assist from the locals.

3. What was one thing completely surprising that you simply noticed/skilled in Taiwan?

I all the time felt protected! Security is all the time a high precedence for me every time I’m touring. The persons are trustworthy and I by no means felt like I used to be being taken benefit of simply because I used to be a foreigner.

4. What was your favourite place to see, and seize content material from?

My favourite place needed to be the east facet of the island, notably Taroko Nationwide Park. This place offers a stark distinction to the busy metropolis lifetime of Taipei. It had beautiful views of the limestone mountains and coral blue ocean. It additionally had nice trails. In case you love climbing and are a nature lover, then this place must be in your bucket record!

5. Any suggestions for future vacationers going to Taiwan?

For individuals who need to go to Taiwan, I recommend being open to something. Strive each meals that you simply see, discuss to the locals, and stroll by the small alleys. It’s a very completely different tradition in Taiwan, and by speaking and strolling round the place locals work and dwell, you get a bit of bit extra of what the tradition is about.

6. Describe Taiwan in a single phrase, or a brief phrase.

Taiwan is an island of surprising. Taiwan isn’t actually a first-choice vacation spot for vacationers nevertheless it has good steadiness between nature, modernity, tradition and traditions, one thing that extra widespread Asian locations like China and Japan are identified for.

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