125 Years of Adventure & Discovery: National Geographic Exhibition
Arts / Culture / Exhibition / Museum / Taipei / Taiwan

125 Years of Adventure & Discovery: National Geographic Exhibition

Founded in 1888, National Geographic has spent 125 years leading scientific research projects, telling stories from across the world, and photographing incredible nature and people. To celebrate its achievements, Taipei’s Huashan 1914 Creative Park is hosting an exhibition of Nat Geo’s most moving and inspiring photographs. Inside, the exhibition is split into separate galleries which … Continue reading

Hot SPOT: Taipei Film House
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Hot SPOT: Taipei Film House

If you knew me at university, you’d know my life revolved around early morning Taiwan cinema film screenings which are characterised by their incredibly slow style. I’m yet to meet a Taiwanese person who likes Taiwan cinema, but equally I’ve probably not been talking to the right crowd. And if the right crowd is anywhere, … Continue reading

Nangang Bottle Cap Factory: An Abandoned Hive of Street Art
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Nangang Bottle Cap Factory: An Abandoned Hive of Street Art

If you can call this derelict building, strewn in murals and spray-painted artwork, an art gallery, then this is the best art gallery we’ve ever been to. There’s no tour guide to make existential comments, no sign-posts to direct you in a clockwise circle and no polished wooden bench for you to sit on. Instead, … Continue reading

Dreaming of Childhood: Jimmy Liao at Yilan Park
Arts / Culture / Drawing/Painting / Exhibition / Getting Around / HESS English School / Luodong / Parks / Taiwan / Yilan

Dreaming of Childhood: Jimmy Liao at Yilan Park

Jimmy Liao’s artwork seems to reach our eyes wherever we go. Luke and I wandered through a gallery of his illustrations back at the International Children’s Folklore Festival, and captivated by some of the pictures, even bought a print. Since then, we’ve both taken our Kindy class on a school trip to Yilan park, where … Continue reading

There’s a Place in my ‘Art for Love Café
Arts / Culture / Drawing/Painting / Exhibition / Good Eats / Language Exchange / Luodong / Recommendations / Taiwan / Tea / Yilan

There’s a Place in my ‘Art for Love Café

There has always been a place for Love Café in our hearts, ever since we did our first language exchange there when we first came to LuoDong. We often take an amble there for black iced coffee or fruit tea when we have a spare hour or so, and on our must recent trip we … Continue reading

Cultural Musings at Lanyang Museum
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Cultural Musings at Lanyang Museum

One typhnoony afternoon, Charlie and I made use of a rare Thursday afternoon off to visit the peculiar Lanyang Museum in Wushi. The museum of Yilan’s history and culture boasts slanted architecture, serene grounds, curious dioramas, and, excitingly for dairy-starved foreigners, fro-yo! The museum was overstaffed, meaning we spent a frustrating five-minutes attempting to find … Continue reading

Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival 2013
Arts / Cold Springs / Culture / Drawing/Painting / Exhibition / Festivals / Luodong / Museum / Rivers / Taiwan / Vegetarian / Yilan

Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival 2013

The International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival (ICFF) at Dongshan River Park is an eclectic medley of art, culture, and fun that celebrates childhood. An ideal place to take a family, but worthy of a visit by everyone who was once a child. It is held for 44 days every year in July and August. … Continue reading