Cheryl Robbins, the well-known, longtime resident of the island, is building a travel service that takes visitors to remote areas to tour in aboriginal villages. Highly recommended! She's also put out a set of guidebooks for traveling in Indigenous areas. I've blogged on them before, but I'd like to remind readers that these bilingual texts are available from her website. Recently she has released two more volumes in the series, the Hualien and Taitung volume, and the Northern Taiwan volume.
These incredibly useful books, roughly 200 pages each, contain road directions, contact information for hostels, bed and breakfasts, tour guides, and more, as well as excellent pictures. They also contain information on history, culture, and cuisine, and are stuffed with gorgeous photos, done up in side-by-side bilingual text. Well worth the NT $380 price. Get yours now!
Robbins is a certified tour guide in Taiwan, fluent in Chinese, and offers legal tours in conjunction with a local tour company. She'd be happy to take you and your company on one! Get in touch with me, and I'll be happy to put you in touch with her.
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