Skip to main content

#MMGYTravels: It's Time for Taiwan

Yalun Ho


Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Miles Traveled: 13,546 total miles

Destination Highlight: Being home

I was born and raised in Taiwan until leaving for the U.S. at the age of 14. I have been back to Taipei about once a year for the past three years, thanks to my job  the Taiwan Tourism Bureau has been our client for the past three years.

I have a love-hate relationship with Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. I was born on the east coast in a small town called Hualien, which means “the flower of lotus.” It is for me the last paradise in the world, a slice of heaven nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Taipei, on the other hand, is a bustling city that never sleeps. If Hualien is jazz on a Sunday morning, Taipei is hard rock – electrifying and full of energy. One never rests in Taipei. It’s where you can slow down – or try slowing down – in a café in a narrow alleyway, but even there your senses are filled with the aromas, the energy of the people, and the many sounds and colors of this city. It’s great to be a foreigner and a traveler in this city; it makes one feel alive.

I love what I do, because it gives me the opportunity to give back to the country that I know and love. I can show North American travelers that Taiwan is a diverse destination for those looking to experience local life and explore different cultures.

Tea Store
White Paper Download
Looking For Industry Insights?

White Paper Download

Learn more about our consumer insights & research capabilities.

Request Now
Want to Work with Us?
Want to Work with Us?

Let's Talk

We would love to hear from you.

Contact Us
Looking For Industry Insights?
Looking For Industry Insights?

Industry Insights

We're sharing our travel knowledge via email. Join us.

Sign Up