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Shifen Waterfall, Taiwan

Shifen Waterfall, Taiwan ( 十分大瀑布 ) One of the most famous tourist spots in Taiwan is the Shifen Waterfall. It is known for its being scenic specially when the water falls and splashes on the lake, while creating a rainbow.   Other Information 30 mins away from Shifen Old Streets Entrance Fee: FREE Time spent: 30 […]
Golden Waterfall in Ruifang District Taiwan Happy and Busy Travels

Golden Waterfall, Taiwan

Golden Waterfall, Taiwan The Golden Waterfall in Jiufen, Ruifang District in Taiwan, is known to have a rusty color. It is due to the minerals that came from mining. The different minerals are copper ore, sulfur, and some arsenic.     Other Information Operating hours of the stores: always open Entrance Fee: FREE Time spent: […]
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Houtong Cat Village, Taiwan

Houtong Cat Village, Taiwan The Houtong Cat Village in Taiwan is known for its dense population of cats. It was a small coal mining town back in the Japanese era, so people started to build the village. But in 1990s the coal production declined, so the villagers started to go somewhere and look for better […]
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Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf

Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf ( 淡水漁人碼頭 ), Taiwan The Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the famous tourist spots in Taiwan because watching the sunset here is nice, there are party boats which can be rented, and there are various shops here. The Lover’s Bridge, World Chocolate Wonderland, and the Fullon Hotel Tamsui can also be […]
Yehliu Geopark 野柳地質公園 - Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Yehliu Geopark, Taipei City, Taiwan

Yehliu Geopark ( 野柳地質公園 ), Taiwan The Yehliu Geopark is one of the top tourist destinations in Taiwan because of its unique geological formations. The sedimentary rocks on this land is just a plain land back in the past, but over time, these eroded because of the ocean and the wind.     Other Information Operating […]
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Camel’s Peak, Taipei, Taiwan

Camel’s Peak, Taipei, Taiwan Have you ever wonder if there is place which is like Yehliu Geopark but with lesser visitors? We found Camel’s Peak, the rocks here are also made out of sedimentary rocks which is the same as Yehliu Geopark. We enjoyed it very much even though there are lesser rock formations, because there […]
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Beitou Thermal Valley, Taiwan

Beitou Thermal Valley 地熱谷 , Taiwan Beitou Thermal Valley is one of the 12 Great Sites in Taiwan. There is an uncanny sulphuric steam that rises from the water of the pond because the water here have the highest temperatures in the Datun Mountains area. We actually didn’t know that fact, but Mike from Ownrides suggested this one. Good thing […]
sunset in Gaomei Wetlands 高美溼地 Taichung - Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Gaomei Wetlands, Taichung, Taiwan

Gaomei Wetlands 高美溼地 Taichung The Gaomei Wetlands is an area wherein the land is saturated by water, making it a large area of mud. The government created a boardwalk so people can walk here without making their feet dirty. The wetlands is mostly composed of mud, spaces with grass, and of course the windmills.   […]
Xinshe Castle Summit Resort Taichung Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Xinshe Castle, Taichung, Taiwan

Xinshe Castle, Taichung Taiwan The Xinshe Castle (also known as the Summit Resort) complex is composed of European style castle with quaint surroundings. Taiwan has a lot of tourist spots, but the Xinshe Castle is not that known to be visited. For us, this should be always in your itinerary whenever you visit Taichung.   […]
Rainbow Village Taichung Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Rainbow Village, Taichung City

Rainbow Village One of the most colorful places in Taiwan is the Rainbow Village. The artist behind this is Huang Yong-Fu, also known as Grandpa Rainbow. The village was built by 9 retired soldiers and Grandpa Rainbow bought one home in the village after his retirement. In 2010, when Rainbow Grandpa heard that there will […]
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區 - Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

Songshan Cultural and Creative Park ( 松山文創園區 ) In the past, this complex is a Tobacco Factory. But now it is turned to the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. It is a big complex which is now being used for art exhibits and events. The renovation made by the government just finished last 2011 and there […]
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Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) The Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is one of the museums that caters the art scene in Taiwan. Taiwan is a country who embraces art very well. According to our research, aside from the contemporary art, the museum also has Taiwanese colonial architecture during the Japanese colonialization.   […]
changing of guards National Revolutionary Martyrs Shrine 國民革命忠烈祠 - Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine

National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine ( 國民革命忠烈祠 ) Most of the countries that have been into war, have given shrines to honor their heroes. The National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine was built in Taiwan to honor the fallen Kuomintang soldiers during the Chinese civil war.   Other Information Operating Hours: 9:AM – 5PM Changing of guards: Every […]
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Huashan 1914 Creative Park ( 華山1914 )

Huashan 1914 Creative Park ( 華山1914 ) Huashan 1914 Creative Park is a complex that was a winery in the past. It now serves as a multipurpose park mostly for art, which caters a lot of art exhibitions and shows.   Other Information No entrance fee Operating hours: 9:30AM – 9PM Time spent: 15 mins Various […]
Dr Sun Yat sen Memorial Hall 國父紀念館 - Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Dr Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall 國父紀念館

Dr Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall 國父紀念館 , Taiwan Taiwan has a lot of tourist spots that honors significant people in their history. One of these is Dr Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall. It was a memorial to the founder of China.   Other Information No entrance fee Operating hours: 9AM – 6PM Time spent: […]
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Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall Complex

National Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall Complex ( 中正紀念堂 ), Taiwan The National Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall is one of the most famous landmark in Taiwan. The memorial hall was built to honor Chiang Kai Shek, the former president of China.   Other Information Operating Hours: 9AM – 6PM No entrance fee Time spent: […]
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Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building ( 總統府 )

Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building ( 總統府 ) Every nation with a president should have their own office building, so here is Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building. In the Philippines we call ours as Malacanang Palace, while the United States of America they call it as The White House. This was built during the Japanese colonial period in […]
Taipei 101 台北101 Xinyi Wei Xiu Shopping District 信義威秀商圈 - Happy and Busy Travels to Taiwan

Taipei 101 and Xinyi Wei Xiu Shopping District

Taipei 101 and Xinyi Wei Xiu Shopping District In our first day in Taipei Taiwan, of course we did not miss to see Taipei 101 and the Xinyi Wei Xiu Shopping District. Taipei 101 was once the tallest building in the world, and it was built to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.   Other Information Observatory […]
Hello Kitty House in Hello Kitty Town Puteri Harbour Johor Malaysia Happy and Busy Travels

Hello Kitty Town, Johor Malaysia

My bucket list is to travel all over the world and see Hello Kitty theme parks. When I heard that Hello Kitty Town in Malaysia is closing in December 31, 2019, I really wished that I can go and visit. Fortunately, Busy made my visit possible. 🙂 He gave our tour in Hello Kitty Town […]
Fuji Q Highland Amusement Park Tokyo Japan review and experience of Happy and Busy Travels

Fuji Q Highland Experience

Japanese technology is the best in the whole world. That’s why they also have Fuji Q Highland, it is one of the best amusement park with a lot of thrilling and record breaking roller coasters. If the weather also is good, Mt. Fuji can be seen from the park. Website: https://www.fujiq.jp/en/ Operating Hours: 9:00 AM – […]
Nagpatong Rock Formation Tanay Rizal

Nagpatong Rock Formation, Tanay Rizal

Nagpatong Rock Formation in Tanay is the newest tourist destination in the province of Rizal. It just opened last 2017 to visitors, and recently it has become one of the famous rock formations. “Nagpatong” is a Filipino word from the root word “patong” which means layering. So Nagpatong Rock literally means layers of rocks placed […]
Pananayan Pension House Hotel in Sabtang Review of Happy and Busy Travels

Sabtang Island’s Lighthouse, Batanes

Sabtang Island’s Lighthouse is the closest tourist destination from the port. However, not everyone is allowed to go within the vicinity. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   Other Information Time Spent: 10 to 20 minutes Tips: You have to know a guest who stays in the inn so you can enter the vicinity.   […]
Savidug Village Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Savidug Village, Sabtang, Batanes

Savidug Village is the nearest village from Sabtang Island’s port, that’s why this is usually the first stop of the tourists who are in the island for half a day. Like the other villages in the island, it also showcases the traditional stone houses. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   Other Information Time […]
Chamantad Tinyan viewpoint Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Chamantad Tinyan Viewpoint

Chamantad Tinyan Viewpoint is one of the famous tourist spots in Sabtang. Why? Because the view is majestic. You can see the waves pounding through the reefs and the mountain. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   Other Information Time Spent: 20 to 30 minutes Tips: Visit the viewpoint from 11am onwards to avoid the […]
Chavayan Village Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Chavayan Village, Sabtang Island Batanes

After having our lunch, we went straight to Chavayan Village, which is located at the other end of the road of Sabtang Island, Batanes. We started the second half of our tour here to avoid the tourists that in Sabtang Island for a day tour. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   Other Information […]
Morong Beach Ahaw Arch Formation Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Morong Beach, Sabtang Island

Morong Beach is one of the beaches in Sabtang Island that people can swim in. Also, it is known for the Arch Rock formation. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/gd44RBXGG46DbJPs9 From Pananayan Pension Inn to the entrance… Walk: It will take you at least 50 minutes. Vehicle: It will take […]
Natao Point Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Natao Point

Natao Point is made up of a few hills which is privately owned. So visiting the hills is not always allowed. We just had a chance to visit Natao Point because our tricycle driver knows the owner.   Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/wfRZYdQHW1jtd7Aq9 From Pananayan Pension Inn to […]
Sumnanga Village Sabtang Batanes - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Sumnanga Village, Sabtang Island

Sumnanga Village is one of the villages in Batanes where tourists can still see the traditional town of the Ivatans. It was raining when we arrived, but it did not hinder us from exploring the area. Kind Ivatans lent some of their umbrellas to us so we can tour the village without any difficulties. Batanes […]
San Carlos Borromeo Church South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

San Carlos Borromeo Church

Our last stop for our south Batan tour is San Carlos Borromeo Church, a big parish church. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   How to go here? Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/q95AEqoNcCLX9YZs6 From the town to the church… Walk: Not recommended, the church is far! But if you want, it may take you at least 1 […]
House of Dakay South Batan - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

House of Dakay, Batanes

House of Dakay was turned into a tourist spot to show how does the usual Ivatan house looks like. So, we went inside the house to see it. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/gx4YHG1pmpqm3Ctx7 From the town to the house… Walk: It will take you at least […]
San Jose de Obrero Church - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

San Jose de Obrero Church

The church closest to the port going to Sabtang Island, San Jose de Obrero Church. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/G2hbBqZEJJVPMLCm7 From the town to the church… Walk: Not recommended, it will take you at least 3 hours and 30 minutes. Vehicle: It will take you at least […]
Alapad Rock Formation - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days 4 - Happy and Busy Travels

Blow UR Horn and Alapad Rock Formation

There is a lot of “Blow UR Horn” sign in Batanes, so why is this particular sign famous? It is because of the magnificent Alapad Rock Formation behind the sign.   How to go here? From the town to the sign… Walk: Not recommended, the church is very far! But if you want, it may take […]
Imnajbu Church - Batanes Travel Guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Imnajbu Church, Batanes

Also known as San Lorenzo Ruiz Church, Imnajbu Church is one of our favorite churches in Batanes. It is because the exterior is made out of rocks, which made it looked like the houses in Batanes. Then, if you look at the church from outside, it has a hill as a background.   How to […]
Pananayan Pension House Hotel in Sabtang Review of Happy and Busy Travels

List of Lighthouses in Batanes

Batanes is not only known for its magnificent mountain and ocean views, but it is also known for its lighthouses. There is a lot of lighthouses in Batanes, so here is a short list for everybody’s reference:   Book a tour with Amazing Batanes Tours for and use the code HAPPYANDBUSY to get P500 discount.   1. Naidi […]
Tayid Lighthouse - Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Tayid Lighthouse, Batanes

Located at the southern part of Basco Batanes, Tayid Lightouse is the third lighthouse that we visited. It was built on a private property, but was constructed by the government. So, the owner of the land and the government had an agreement that visitors can visit the surroundings of the lighthouse.   Batanes Travel Guide […]
Chawa Viewdeck - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Chawa View Deck, Batanes

A great view of the ocean can be seen easily from Chawa View deck, Basco, Batanes. The view deck is one of the areas that can be easily visited plus you get to see a glimpse of the hills and the ocean.   Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   How to go here? […]
Naidi Hills and Lighthouse - Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Naidi Lighthouse and Hills, Batanes

Our tour for day 1 in Basco, Batanes ended in this picturesque lighthouse. Naidi Lighthouse is the only remaining lighthouse that is built on a government owned land. Most of the lighthouse were built on a private property. Batanes Travel Guide and 5-day Itinerary at: https://happyandbusytravels.com/batanes-travel-guide-and-itinerary-for-5-days/   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/6AfhJV5BzhCAZDDB6 From the […]
D Mall Stores Boracay Island

D Mall List of Stores, Boracay

Every time we visit Boracay Island, we always go to D Mall stores to eat, shop, or use the various services. There is a lot of changes in Boracay and of course D Mall stores after it was closed for 6 months. So, here is the list of stores as of March 2019 for everybody’s […]
Marlboro Hills Racuh A Payaman South Batan- Batanes Travel Guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Marlboro Hills, Originally Known as Racuh-A-Payaman

When you say Batanes, Marlboro Hills always comes up to everyone’s mind. It is the iconic hills and ocean view in Batanes. Racuh A Payaman is the real name of the area, however this tourist spot is now known as Marlboro Hills because one tourist said “It looks like the Marlboro Country.” From that day, Racuh […]
Rakuh-a-idi Spring Fountain of Youth - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Fountain of Youth, Originally known as Rakuh-A-Idi Spring

Swimming does not come into your mind when you say you are travelling to Batanes. But do you know that they have beautiful beaches, and a pool which is called the Fountain of Youth, which is originally known as Rakuh a Idi Spring? How to go here? From the town to the spring… Walk: Not recommended, […]
Vayang Rolling Hills - Batanes travel guide and Itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels

Vayang Rolling Hills, Batanes

Visiting Vayang Rolling Hills is one of the highlights of our first day in Batanes.  Batanes is known for its majestic views of the hills, Vayang Rolling Hills can prove this reputation. Why was it named “rolling hills”? It is because if you look at the hills, it looks like a never-ending line of hills. […]
Valugan Boulder Beach - Batanes travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels to Batanes

Valugan Boulder Beach, Batanes

Beaches are known for having sand, but in Valugan Boulder Beach, they have large rocks or boulders. This was the first time that we visited and saw a beach with boulders instead of sand.   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/JXPc5udBP6C2 From the town to the entrance… Walk: It will take you at least 35 […]
Japanese Tunnel Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

Japanese Tunnel, Basco Batanes

Batanes was not spared from the war back in the 1940s. Ivatans were forced to create this Japanese tunnels through the hill so the Japanese military can hide. Today, the tunnel is a tourist spot, but it is also a reminder of our history. Address: Basco, Batanes Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/ipAYDEJu9S92   How to go here? […]

Fundacion Pacita

Fundacion Pacita is one of the famous, and expensive hotels in Batanes. Tourists can visit the vicinity of the resort, but there should be a go signal from the management.   Website: https://www.fundacionpacita.ph/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Fundacion-Pacita Contact Number: +63917 855 9364 Address: Basco, Batanes Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/jHQVFjDwr6A2   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/McuYfr6uL1U2 From the town to […]
Mt Carmel Chapel Tukon Church North Batanes Travel guide and itinerary for 5 days - Happy and Busy Travels in Batanes

Tukon Church (Mt. Carmel Chapel)

Our second church visit is Mt. Carmel Chapel or also known as Tukon Church. We were amazed how good looking the church was.   How to go here? Google Maps Link: https://goo.gl/maps/tuLtSBYtL9F2 From the town to the church… Walk: It will take you at least 50 minutes. Vehicle: It will take you at least 7 minutes. […]
Elephant Mountain 象山 Xiangshan review of Happy and Busy Travels

Elephant Mountain

If you want to see Taipei from a great angle, you have to come and hike through Elephant Mountain. That’s what we did in our first day in Taiwan. Address: Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan Operating hours: 24 hours Entrance Fee: None, FREE!   Going to Elephant Mountain Elephant Mountain was very accessible, we just rode […]
Hello Kitty Maternity Hospital 皓生醫院 visit

Hello Kitty Maternity Hospital

As a Hello Kitty lover, I added the Hello Kitty Maternity Hospital ( 皓生醫院 ) in our itinerary when we went to Taiwan. Giving birth, or at least visiting the hospital is in my Hello Kitty bucket list, so of course going in the hospital is a must! I am the only girl in the group […]
Boracay Island Now open to the public review of Happy and Busy Travels

Boracay is Now Open to the Public!

The Island of Boracay was closed to the public in April 26, 2018 for rehabilitation, and it was opened in October 26, 2018. We went back to the island last October 27 to check what were the improvements. Aside from the rehabilitation of the island, there were also changes on how to go in the […]
Boracay Airport The New Caticlan Airport article of Happy and Busy Travels

Boracay Airport, The New Caticlan Airport

Boracay was closed last April 26, 2018 and was opened in October 26, 2018. Before Boracay was opened, we had a chance to visit Boracay Airport, the new Caticlan Airport while on our way to Carabao Island. Here are some of our experiences with some tips while we arrived and depart from the Airport. NOTE: Updated […]
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Bohol Bee Farm Tour

One of the popular tours in Panglao Island, Bohol is the Bool Bee Farm Tour. We saw several IG worthy spots when we entered the Bee farm. ? Welcome to Bohol Bee Farm! The waiting area was cute! The Bee Farm has unique decorations, just like this chandelier made out of colored wine bottles. Back […]