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!) try every thing 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 trip 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 aspect 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 strive some native delicacies corresponding to Zungzi (sticky rice), mango shaved ice, Taiwanese bitter tea, and many 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 most effective matter concerning the tradition in Taiwan?

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

3. What was one thing completely sudden that you just noticed/skilled in Taiwan?

I at all times felt protected! Security is at all times a high precedence for me each time I’m touring. The individuals are sincere 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 aspect of the island, significantly Taroko Nationwide Park. This place provides 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. Should you love mountaineering and are a nature lover, then this place ought to be in your bucket checklist!

5. Any suggestions for future vacationers going to Taiwan?

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

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

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

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