This is our 3rd trip to Taiwan, and we had a great trip as usual. Taiwanese are a very friendly bunch of people, sightseeing places are beautiful and food is yummy!
Having driver cum guide brings much convenience when traveling, saves time and can bring you to places where locals enjoy.
Our usual driver was not available and he recommended his friend, 鄭國輝 (Xiao Zheng).
We booked his services for 5 days starting at Taichung>Tainan (guanziling, Anping area)>Nantou(Puli, cingjing, hehuanshan)>hualien (east Rift Valley, various scenic attractions)＞yilan (jiaosi hot spring, lanyang museum, mr brown cafe castle)> new Taipei (jiufen, shifen, jintong).
Our driver, Xiao Zheng was ever obliging to help us take photos (even when he had to climb up steep slope for a good shot). He is good at taking videos too, has steady hands and eye for good angles (he has background as a cameraman).
He never rushed us at the attractions, allowing us to cover the places at our speed, to our content; even when it meant finishing after 8pm on some days at no additional charge.
When he heard that we were craving for some late night snacks, he offered to drive us to the convenience store at 9pm+ though it was a 5-10min walk, as the road was dark.
Throughout the trip, he also bought us much local snacks for us to savor at his own expense.
He is down to earth and not the chatty kind, but can talk about anything under the sun if you are interested.
He also loaned us a local handphone so that it was easy for us to stay in contact and also make local calls when necessary.
He is based in Taichung and does all-Taiwan trips too. He can recommend accommodation to you and book on your behalf when required. His charges are reasonable too.
We had an enjoyable trip with him and travelled like a local. Hope that your trip will be a great one too!
You can contact him for his services at below;
Email/ Watsapp/ Line/ Skype:
鄭國輝 ( (Xiao Zheng)