Taipei in Spring

It has been drizzling all over Taipei the whole morning but we decided to still go out. I wear a blue hoody and put on a leather jacket over it. As I wait under our apartment’s canopy, I stretch my arm out and try catching a few drops on my palm. They burst out even…

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Shortest Time in Shifen

We step inside the bus, settle ourselves. It zooms past a few more zigzags until we reach Yin Yang Sea. This time, I sit still and watch other tourists hop-walk their way on to the other side of the street. Taipei’s countryside is an image of peace. The colors are paler, the roads are more…

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Spirited Away by Jiufen

Hayao Miyazaki has been a part of almost everyone’s childhood. He has made these memorable characters from his whimsical and timeless animated films. One of which is dragon boy from the movie, “Spirited Away”. He was my childhood hero. Dragon boy helped Chihiro, the protagonist, escape the magical world, whilst trying to regain his own…

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Six Temples You Must Visit in Taipei

Taipei, aside from its vivacious night scene, is also known for having beautiful temples. Scattered all over the big metropolis, a traveller can spend the whole day “temple running”. So, if you are leaning towards this type of touristic path, here are a few of the sacred places you can go to: Songshan Ciyou Temple…

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A Trip to Tamsui, The Heart of Taipei

Last year, I was in this exact country, trying to figure out why it took this long for people to actually appreciate its charm. Now, armed with a few knowledge on how their subway system works and which places to eat at, will it be easier for me this time? At the airport My first…

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