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From Our Guides: Secrets to Traveling around Taiwan over Chinese New Year

MyTaiwanTour guide Claire Tseng is a woman of multiple talents. In addition to being an accomplished writer and editor, Claire specializes in customizing and leading tours around Taiwan. Never one to back down from a good challenge, Claire led a tour during last year’s Lunar New Year Holiday, when travel around Taiwan can be particularly…tricky. “So last year I led an American couple on a tour around the island over the holiday week. I was lucky to be working with Mark, one of the company’s best drivers. Mark isn’t just great at navigating traffic, but also an expert at avoiding it. We’d planned our itinerary in advance keeping in mind the likely traffic patterns for each particular day of the holiday. Logistics were really important, and through planning and use of Google Maps we were able to avoid the worst of Taiwan’s notorious holiday traffic. We took a lot…