A few days ago, I got back from my post-grad Asia trip. It is my last “summer break” before starting full-time work life, so I knew I had to take advantage of this time. I wanted to go visit family in Taiwan and since I was going to be in Taiwan anyway, I decided to check out a few more places while I was already on that side of the world. My six week itinerary consisted of Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. This will be part one of my post-grad travel series, so buckle up and welcome to my adventures!
First up, I want to introduce y’all to Hualien, Taiwan. Hualien 花蓮 is known to be a top tourist destination due to its stunning scenery which consists of both mountains and gorgeous seasides. It holds a special place in my life because it is my mom’s hometown and is where my grandparents still live to this day in the very same home where my mom grew up. Because of this, I have been lucky to be able to call this beautiful city home for as long as I could remember.
Here are some of my favorite things I did during my trip this year, as well as some of my favorite places to eat (because let’s be real, food is the best part of travel, am I right or am I right?)