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Recent graduate and excited for life. I took a year off during my undergraduate to study abroad and unexpectedly backpacked South East Asia. I haven't been able to stop dreaming about traveling since. I love experiencing the culture, the food, and seeing the beauty that every city has to offer. I can't wait to get back out there!


Taipei »

Taipei, Taiwan, located southeast of China, is one of the most underrated destinations, EVER. It's known for night markets, the best 7-11s in the world, and travel convenience. If you want a night out in the city, you can take a cheap taxi ride or just hop onto their subway system, the MRT. If you're feeling adventurous, you'll be able to find hiking and biking trails within the city with an amazing view. Want to vacation somewhere more remote? All you need to do is head over to the train station and head south to Kenting. Here, you'll find beaches, fresh seafood, night markets, and local bars. Aside from the convenient travel, the Taiwanese locals are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. I've been all over East and Southeast Asia and if you are thinking about traveling to Asia, I would suggest making Taiwan your first destination. It's a great start to exploring the far east. The people and backpack friendly culture will only make you crave for more.