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  • Hello everyone, I am Ben Hedges.

  • I'm British, but I spent my youth in Hong Kong.

  • I later also came to university in Taiwan, and now I host a television show speaking in Chinese.

  • The show broadcasts in Taiwan and North America.

  • I've traveled to many countries in Asia and today I want to share with you, my five reasons why Taiwan is the best Asian destination that you could visit.

  • One, small but big.

  • First, this island that was once called Ilha Formosa, the beautiful isle, seems to have everything, and be able to accommodate any kind of travel plan you could think of.

  • You can ascend above a sea of clouds, climbing one of Taiwan's over two hundred three thousand meter peaks,

  • yet also take the opportunity to relax in the blue ocean, on Taiwan's endless stretches of coastline.

  • You can experience superior service in Taiwan's vibrant cities or sample the slower rhythms of life in Taiwan's rustic villages.

  • But what most important is, all these places may not be as far away as you think, and that is where the true magic of Taiwan lies.

  • Just a short trip on Taiwan's high speed rail or other transportation can lead you to vastly different experiences.

  • Two, never lost in translation.

  • Breaking through the language barrier is also something to consider when traveling.

  • If you speak English you will have no problem communicating in Taiwan.

  • Most young people speak English to a good level, but what about those who are a little older?

  • Excuse me, ma'am

  • Can you help me with the cellphone?

  • It's out of battery and I need to call my friend.

  • Apple?

  • Yes

  • Three, incredible warm-hearted people.

  • When you travel in Taiwan, it is the people who make the experience what it is.

  • Taiwanese people's hospitality and passion in welcoming foreigners is famous across the globe.

  • Where are you going?

  • It really is like this, so in Taiwan, you never have to worry about getting lost and don't worry about your safety.

  • All you need to worry about is picking the most intelligent-looking person to guide you on your way.

  • Four, Awesome Customizable service.

  • Taiwanese people are friendly and passionate.

  • This characteristic is also expressed in their awesome customized service.

  • I would like to try something new, but I don't want it too sweet.

  • Do you have any recommendations?

  • You can try our bubble tea.

  • If you don't like it too sweet, you can decide the sweetness yourself.

  • One to ten.

  • You can also decide the amount of ice.

  • Okay, then I'll have bubble tea, less ice and half sugar.

  • You know, in the West, when you buy a soft drink, it's not really the same thing.

  • Hey man! Can I get one of these with just a little bit of ice and no sugar?

  • It only comes in two types, buddy

  • Like this straight up or like this.

  • That would be one dollar, buddy.

  • Five, only in Taiwan. Unexpected surprises.

  • Getting to this point, you probably all really want to come to Taiwan by now.

  • Lastly, one important point.

  • When you come to Taiwan, you need to remember to use your mobile phone or other video recording devices,

  • and shoot what you feel are the most beautiful or the most interesting things you see while you are here.

  • Upload them to YouTube and you can take part in the Taiwan Tourism Bureau's Anytime for Taiwan: Film Taiwan Action! event.

  • The ten entries which receive the highest number of votes will be selected to win a round the world ticket,

  • wherever you want to go, that's your ticket to get there.

  • And even if you aren't in the top ten, as long as you receive over 1000 votes, you will be able to exchange every vote for NT$1 worth of prize money.

  • That's US$1 for every 30 votes.

  • So traveling can earn you money after all.

  • Is everybody ready?

  • Fasten your seatbelts for an unforgettable ride to Taiwan.

Hello everyone, I am Ben Hedges.

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The 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit TAIWAN!!│A Laowai's View of Taiwan

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