Hi, my name is Ugo, and I am originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I first moved to Taiwan in the summer of 2000 to rock climb at Long Dong climbing crag in the northern part of Taiwan, to learn Mandarin Chinese, and to travel around this beautiful island.
Over the past 17 years, I've had the chance to explore most corners of Formosa by motorbike, car, public transportation, and even hitchhiking.
I've traveled across Taroko Gorge more than 50 times, visited Kenting National Park even more. I've driven every single road and ridden every single path on the island multiple times. I've trekked the highest peaks, walked along wild rivers, taken boats and airplanes to the outlying islands, encountered wildlife, felt dozens of earthquakes, hiked in typhoons, dealt with the police, government and mafia, had 5 motorbike accidents, jumped from bridges, cliffs, and waterfalls, climbed trees, made a fool of myself (both drunk and sober) in public far more often than I'd like, and even became quite successful in business during this mad adventure.
In 2011, I opened a restaurant with my wife in Taichung, it was an instant success, and now we have 13 locations all around Taiwan. You can read the whole story about Pizza Rock here.
Here are a couple of pictures of me in Taiwan:
So this is me. And this is my website about Taiwan. I am not a travel agent and I don't offer tours or services around Taiwan. I just built this website because I have a deep love for Taiwan and I want to share this wonderful island with the rest of the world. I am really hoping you'll find useful information to prepare for your trip to Formosa! Enjoy! Have a safe trip!
Note about updates (or lack of):
I would like to sincerely apologize for all the obsolete information which is found on this website. I try to keep all the pages updated as much as possible, but there are more than 500 of them, and information, prices, locations change at the speed of light these days.
You should only use this travel guide as a reference and not make any solid plans based on the information you find in it.
Thank you for your understanding!
Feb 22, 17 09:36 AM
Sun Moon Lake, in Nantou County Taiwan, offers an unforgettable landscape. It's one of our favorite places to hike, bike or even take a dip. Meet the Thao tribe. Pictures, map, stories
Feb 22, 17 04:39 AM
This Hiking Taiwan Travel Guide will show you why Taiwan will soon become a world-class hiking destination like Japan. See outstanding mountain pictures, trail descriptions.
Feb 22, 17 02:18 AM
Dakeng is the closest hiking area outside Taichung City. The Dakeng Scenic Area has 10 trails where you can hike and see wild monkeys. See trail descriptions here.