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 […]

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 […]

31 Jul, 2013 in Taipei
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Though I’ve been to the Taipei 101 many times, and have gone up to the observatory more times than I could remember, the Taipei 101 is still somewhat of a treat. Though Hong Kong and mainland China have numbed my senses and my ability to be impressed with skyscrapers, the fact that this Taiwanese phallic […]

26 Mar, 2013 in Taipei
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I wasn’t entirely sure why they would call a flowers and plants exhibition the "Pavilion of the Future" but the elderly English speaking volunteers did a fair job of explaining the promotion of green sustainability in Taiwan to try and build a better future. Pavilion of Future is one of the few pavilions …

12 Mar, 2013 in Taipei
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One of the most common complaints I remember from expats in Taiwan was about the lack of cultural events. My last visit to Taipei showed that there’s actually quite a lot going on in Taipei. On my very short visit I saw two pavilions from the Taipei Expo (Pavilion of Future and Angel Life), …

7 Mar, 2013 in Taipei
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The renovated Songshan Cultural District in Taipei is bustling with cultural events and visiting exhibitions. In my last visit to Taipei I was fortunate to catch a few of those, the first being the wonderful Nathan Sawaya’s Lego Art and just next to it a 4D "The Wonder of Holography". I know what …

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