Being an island enveloped in large bodies of water, Taiwan naturally comes with a culture that features aspects related to the sea, such as ocean life, beach culture or even bridge building.
Magong, a small city situated on the west of main Penghu Island is a friendly place, easy to get around and offering much to those who take the time to explore.
A short trip to Penghu (澎湖) last year was somewhat dampened by the remnants of a typhoon that drenched us with rain throughout the stay.
The Lunar New Year Holiday will begin on Jan. 24. This year there will be up to nine days for camera-wielding tourists and their families to take either a long or short trip around the island.
As I traced the short footpath along the coast of tiny Tongpan Island in the South Sea islands of Penghu (澎湖), I was finally fulfilling one of my smaller but longest held ambitions.
After just 35 minutes on a flight from Taipei, the plane descends through little snow kingdoms of cloud; a rainbow arches through them like an arrow drawing my attention to the scene opening up below.