7 Sep, 2017 in Taipei

Near the Taipei 101, once the tallest building in the world, is a historical KMT army village that was turned into a culture village – the Four Four South Village. Long ago I wrote about the disappearing Taiwanese Juan Cun culture and some of what I discovered of what little is left from those KMT villages. […]

28 Aug, 2017 in Penghu islands

Last summer I did a scooter trip roaming through the Taiwanese islands of Penghu. Combing gorgeous beaches, fascinating local cultural life, war history, it was a trip to remember, exactly the kind of adventure I like. Each of the spots I stopped at had something special and me being there on my own made it […]

28 Jul, 2017 in Taipei

I lived in Taiwan on and off for about two years, and so my last visit was filled with nostalgia. My strong connection with Taiwan started in the very first day I arrived in Taipei in the middle of the night some day back in 2005, and the next few days roaming around Taipei were […]

3 May, 2017 in Taipei

Last summer I made a stop in my old home of Taiwan on the way back to Europe from a summer conference/visit to Japan. To me, Taiwan is filled with nostalgia. In the time that I lived there I think I did a pretty good job of covering all the highlights and so it doesn’t […]

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
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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. […]

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