Taipei Running on Vacation in Jiaoxi

Jiaoxi is a small town in the northern part of Yilan county and although the county has some beautiful scenery, the city itself has previously been referred to as Taiwan’s worst tourist trap. But has it really earned this reputation? The entire township is home to just more than 35,000 people but the hotspring hotels are ubiquitous, and although it doesn’t have the charm of some other hotspring towns (think Wulai), the township actually does have a lot to offer. Besides the numerous hotspring hotels,…

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What Can I Still Register For? (June 29th Edition)

It might be hot out now, but perhaps training for a major race is just the thing to keep you motivated throughout these tough summer months. Shuangxi Trail Run – 7/31, 2016 (20k, 12k) Registration ends 6/30. This race is sponsored by Inov8. It’s out of the city but you can still catch the train to arrive at the start line in the morning, just be sure to also apply to take the shuttle bus from Shuangxi station (250Nt each way). There will be a…

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