All posts tagged “Taiwan

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Night Markets

No better way to wrap up my posts about Taiwan than one of the most ubiquitous aspects of Taiwanese culture: night markets. They’re everywhere, they’re diverse and they’re every bit as amazing their reputations. I was in Taipei for five weeks and had quite a bit… Read More

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Temples & Taro

Expecting another rainy December day, Magalie, my baby sister, and I were thrilled to wake up to perfectly clear skies at our awesome hostel, the Rising Surf Inn. It was idealic: a breakfast burrito served up as we watched the sun creep above the horizon… Read More

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Wai Ao

Awesome beachfront hostels for less than USD $20 are hard to come by no matter where you are. Sure, there is the occasional bamboo hut on the secluded beach in Thailand or the crowded dorm room in the Philippines, but, overall, quality beach front accommodation… Read More

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It dominates the Taipei skyline and dwarfs every other structure as far as the eye can see. It towers over a city that boasts very few buildings over even 10 stories tall. Taipei 101 if the defining visual symbol of the city and, I would… Read More

Costumice Cafe
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Costumice Café

I am the antithesis of a café connoisseur. I don’t frequent cafés often, I seldom drink tea and I don’t get anywhere near coffee of any sort. How, then, do you suppose I could possibly pass judgment on a café? Aesthetic appeal and music selection… Read More