Apr 29, 2013

[TopSelect] Taipei Day Trip: Jiufen - Travel Unique

This is like my 10th time visiting Jiufen, a town often titled differently, a town of sadness, of hills, and of gold. I can understand why it has something to do with hills and gold, as its geological location and guide books tell us, but the “sadness” confused me all the time. And clearing the confusion makes a huge difference for me to get a much deeper knowledge about Jiufen.

Apr 22, 2013

[Core Value] What is "Travel in Real Taiwan"?

Topology Travel was founded by travel lovers who are young at heart, and share a common vision: authentic experience by exploring Taiwan through the eyes of locals. While we have all grown up in Taiwan and understand the culture as native Taiwanese, our passion, our goal, is presenting a first hand experience of authentic Taiwan to every single person who we meet. We aim to create unique travel experiences for people based on their style, their interests, and their preferred pace of travel.

“He treats every guest as a friend. That’s what tourism business means to him.” By he, it refers to Peter Lin, our 30-year-old founder of Topology Travel.  The comment is given by30》, a visionary Taiwanese magazine publisher aiming to offer young generation new perspectives and innovative insights.

On Topology’s webpage, Peter has a few words as his self-introduction. “A journey is not about the sights I see, but about the insights of my experiences and the people I meet. These are what make a journey unique and unforgettable. I want to remember my life, by the connections I have made with friends, worldwide.”

Our team having a company trip in Jiufen

Apr 9, 2013

[Useful Info] Tour Around Taiwan in 24 Hours?

"Ilha Formosa!" (beautiful island) admired the Portuguese when they were sailing through the Taiwan Strait during the Great Age of Sail. While the Portuguese spent a couple of days sailing over the strait, how long do you think it takes to drive around the Beautiful Island of Taiwan nowadays? A few hours? One day? Two days? 

For quite a few times our guests have wished to travel in depth in Taiwan by touring around the Island. But the vacation might not be long enough for them to have an extended and relaxing trip. Very Often there would be guests who are not into a long ride. Or, some family or friends of our guests don't feel comfortable when the car goes through curvy roadways in the mountains. So how do we cope with these issues when we are hoping for a pleasant car ride?

Therefore we offer the map here! Find yourself an possible answer in the picture beside! What the numbers in the picture tell you is the length of a ride between two places. For example, it takes an hour to travel from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei. As for the colors, they show different level of the roadway conditions:

Green - comfortable and smooth
Orange - might be a bit bumpy 
Red - mostly curvy all the way in the mountains

While some guests might decide not to spend too much time commuting, some may prefer having an overall experience through a distant traveling. From years of driving experience, our driver guides have come up with the map above to offer the much-preferred routes-and they mostly cover many of the main highlighted attractions in Taiwan. 

Feel free to study your own itinerary with the map here!