1) Taiwan is insanely beautiful...

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2) ....With a recent political history that's really fascinating

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3) In one day you can cycle through a tropical rainforest...

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4) Climb to the top of a mountain...

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5) And go scubadiving in the pacific ocean....

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6) ...All with time spare to experience the city after dark

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7) The island has got some amazing wildlife to look out for

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8) And some adventurous cuisine for the brave among us

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9) You can fuel up for a day of exploring with a famous Taiwanese lunch box

10) And hydrate with fresh coconut juice from the side of any road

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11) Of course if you don't fancy exploring, you can just chill out in the sunshine instead

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12) Taiwan has amazing night markets and fairs to look around every night...

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13) With outdoor cinemas showing classic films...

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14) ...And rows of incredible street food to try

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15) While the north of the island is all hustle and bustle

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16) Full of big and impressive architecture and history to discover

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17) The south is more concerned with it's quiet sunsets...

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18) Coastal cycle routes...

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19) ...And miles of empty countryside

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20) If you're into long cycle rides full of rolling hills, Taiwan is your kind of place

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21) Especially if you like a scenic spot for a post-ride sunbathe

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22) Meals are a big deal here. Spend your lunchtime eating fresh fruit in the sunshine...

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23) ...And have dinner with a big group at a local restaurant

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24) At the end of a long day, you can relax in one of Taiwan's natural hot springs and head to one of it's many spa hotels...

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25) ...Or pitch up a tent by the ocean

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26) Make sure you get enough sleep though. You can be sure that this island will throw a completely different type of day at you tomorrow...

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