European tourist on Lanyu with a too small helmet

European tourists’ perspective

Discovering Lanyu by accident

Why Lanyu? Why just the farthest of all Taiwanese Islands?

Tipi (on the left) from Hulian planted Lanyu in our mind
Tipi (on the left) from Hulian planted Lanyu in our mind

The cause might have been an encounter in Hualien, a small city on the northeastern coast of Taiwan, where the Lanyu adventure began.

Ferry-inside-Taitung-Lanyu
On the ferry from Taitung to Lanyu (91 km)

On the ferry from Taitung to Lanyu (91 km)
Talking to a young Taiwanese woman who had worked with locals on Lanyu and had been introduced into scuba diving there, me and my partner caught interest for the first time. So we decided practically overnight to get on a train to Taitung and from there by ferry to Lanyu, seasickness included;)

The journey of two European tourists

Here weg go – enjoy the Lanyu impressions of two European tourists from Switzerland:

Now, dear reader, you might wonder what we experienced, who we met, if we learnt diving or if we got lost in Lanyu’s jungle – there are 1001 secret stories we could tell. However, Lanyu Island and its people is in a changing flow … One lucky event I want to mention: We met Willy, one of the reasons this website came into life!

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