Taiwan’s beautiful nature, charming cities, and friendly people often attract foreigners from all over the world to travel to this small island; oftentimes, they love it here so much that they make it their second home, becoming new migrants in this colorful nation.
A Russian YouTuber, who goes by the name “Broccoli” online, is one of them. He has been in Taiwan for nearly three years now.
Having married a beautiful Taiwanese wife, he often documents his daily life through YouTube and shares his adventures with his 16,300 followers.
In one of his recent videos, he filmed a fun trip to the mountains accompanied by his wife, his friends Vardan from Armenia, and Arsen from Uzbekistan.
The group headed to Wulai in New Taipei City and unveiled a small pathway to a river in the mountains where they spent a lovely afternoon.
While swimming and relaxing in the stream, Broccoli questioned his friends about what makes Taiwan so special.
To this, Vardan explained that the best thing about Taiwan is definitely “convenience.”
According to him, Taiwan has many fun places, and beaches and mountainous areas can be reached in a short amount of time.
Arsen added that because of Taiwan’s unique location and shape, there is a vast variety of different vegetation, trees, and animals that you can find on the island.
He pointed out that if you suddenly feel the urge to catch a glimpse of some wild monkeys in the woods, all you need to do is head to the woods in Southern Taiwan.
Vardan 和 Arsen也強調台灣地方政府的對於自然景觀的保護措施也都維持的相當好。
Both Vardan and Arsen also emphasized that Taiwan’s determination and efforts in protecting nature are also what make it great.
They explained that in Armenia and Uzbekistan, even though there are many beautiful natural sceneries, they are often not protected, meaning wild animals and unclear paths are what you may encounter along the way.
Broccoli also added that in Russia, easy access to national parks is also near non-existent, as you usually need to take a train and drive or hail a cab to get to the locations.
“It usually takes at least one to two days,” he said.
All in all, Broccoli and his friends and wife concluded that Taiwan’s convenience and easy access to nature is one of its most appealing qualities.