21 Mar, 2017 in Taipei

Taipei’s got a blooming cultural scene, with new cultural districts offering lots of cultural events, exhibitions, and art displays. In 2014 I made a cultural tour visit to Taipei and discovered a few new areas, and when I came back to visit in 2016 I went in for a quick revisit to see what was new […]

19 Jan, 2017 in Taipei
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Houtong in Ruifang an hour from Taipei close to Jiufen and Keelung offers funky attractions. The former mining colony now mainly attracts the Taiwanese tourists for its “cat village”, where cats basically roam around in large numbers as if they’re part of the community. With all due respect to cats, I think the bigger story […]

6 Dec, 2016 in Taipei

One of the greatest things to do in Taipei is to visit one of the many crazy night markets. Sure, there are night markets in other countries, but nothing comes close to the intensity of the Taiwanese night markets. It’s a phenomenon one has to experience to fully grasp the extremity of Taiwanese food culture. […]

29 Nov, 2016 in Taipei
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In my recent visit to Taipei I went back to the newly renovated Huashan 1914 Taipei area to see a few of the funky exhibitions taking place. One new attraction is the very engaging Upside Down House, a house that was built upside down, helping you take some really odd photos to amaze and amuse your […]

17 Nov, 2016 in Taipei
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On my last day before leaving Taiwan on my recent summer visit I was looking for something I haven’t done yet, possibly with a fresh view of Taipei. The Miramar Park ferris wheel has been there fore a long time, but I never got around to trying it out, and so to say my farewells […]

17 Oct, 2016 in Penghu islands
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During my last visit to Taiwan I finally made the trip to visit the remote Penghu islands. Although I’ve lived in Taiwan on and off for almost two years, I never had the chance to go visit, and so when visiting back and looking for something new I knew this is where I should be. […]

20 Sep, 2016 in East coast, Visions
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It’s been a few years since I last visited Taiwan, and it’s been even longer since I last visited the area around Keelung. My former visits were very memorable and arriving in Taiwan I was filled with nostalgia about almost everything I saw. On my last days before heading out not knowing when I’ll be […]

9 Sep, 2016 in Penghu islands, Visions
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After two years living in Taiwan, on and off, I have come to know Taiwan very well. It’s safe to say that I’ve covered most of the major tourist spots, even making it all the way to the off-the-beaten-track places like Jinmen islands close to the mainland China coast. So, when I made it back […]

11 Jan, 2014 in Itineraries, Taipei
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Taipei is one of my favorite cities. Ever since I first arrived in Taipei I felt a strong connection to Taipei and the Taiwanese people that made me want to stay and study Mandarin for a semester and then come back to Taiwan a year later for a long academic visit. In the time that […]

24 Dec, 2013 in Itineraries, Kinmen Island
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The best unexpected surprise of my travels this year was Kinmen Island. Having lived in Taiwan before Kinmen was one place I always wanted to visit but the distance from mainland Taiwan made it somewhat difficult. A fellow Tainan blogger – Hanjie – wrote a post in 2011 that inspired me to try and make […]

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