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Art, Culture and Candy: The Small Museums of Taipei

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Stuffed gorillas, miniaturized Vaticans and gigantic blocks of gold-encrusted nougat; diversity is the hallmark of any serious cultural journey...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | Festivals | Art | For Kids
Abandoned Pods at San-zhr, Taiwan

San-zhr Abandoned UFO Pod Village

Craig Ferguson - cfimages [233]

The author explores an abandoned hotel/apartment complex on the north coast of Taiwan, said to be haunted by ghosts...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Travel | Photography | Adventure | Beaches & Resorts
Free Samples on Tihua Street

Five Reasons to Spend Chinese New Year in Taipei

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Chinese New Year in Taipei? No, dear reader, We are neither drunk nor insane; While the Taiwanese have a reputation for being all business, when the business is holiday merrymaking, they go whole hog...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | Adventure | Festivals | Traditions
The author in a rare moment

Love Hotel Etiquette

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

Author's Note: "Love Hotel Etiquette" Originally appeared as one of my weekly "Off the Rails" columns in The China Post. However, its inevitable that any long term traveller in any number of Asian...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | Performing Arts
Sunset on Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County, Taiwan.

Your First Trip to Taiwan: A Suggested Itinerary

Dawn Stanton - dstanton [2,069]

So you've decided to go to Taiwan! Or maybe you're considering it but want to research what the island has to offer before you make a final decision. Or maybe your employer is sending you there for...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Travel

Remembering Taiwan

Stefan Chiarantano - schiarantano [2,714]

I've enjoyed writing about my experiences in Japan and by doing so; it has sparked me to write about my year in Taiwan. Have you ever experienced here for there? I have had such moments. There have...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Travel | Working Abroad | 20th Century History

Book Review: Keeping Up With the War God by Steven Crook

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Part travelogue, part history book, and part cultural exposé, Keeping Up With the War God is an easy and entertaining read for anyone interested in piercing the veneer of modern-day Taiwan to delve a...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Travel | 20th Century History | Ancient History
Taiwanese Pagoda

Once 'Round the Little Dragon

Ian Douglas - idouglas [705]

Shaped like an autumn leaf, Taiwan fell from the boughs of Mainland China long ago, coming to rest on the Tropic of Cancer. Early western mariners named Taiwan "The Beautiful Island" (Formosa in...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Travel | Nature
A purveyor of fine beverages at the Shi-Lin Night market.

Nighthawks at the Night Market

Joshua Samuel Brown - jbrown [10,407]

It was 11:30 PM, a cold front had just blown into Taipei, and I was in bad need of a second quilt. My cell phone was shot -dropped it one time too many. In this town, a freelancer without a cell phone...

Destinations: Taiwan | Taipei
Topics: Food | Travel
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