Top 10 Things To-Do with One Night in Kenting
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Top 10 Things To-Do with One Night in Kenting

Heading to Kenting in a hurry? Here’s our quick and rough guide to Taiwan’s tropical southern tip. This is our top ten things to-do each described in ten words or less. Enjoy! Rent a scooter You’ll need wheels to get around quickly and easily. NT$400 Enjoy Kenting beach First beach of the main-strip, mostly deserted … Continue reading

Hot SPOT: Taipei Film House
Arts / Clothes / Culture / Drawing/Painting / Exhibition / Film/Cinema / Food / Getting Around / History / Markets / Taipei / Taiwan

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

Thrills, Spills, and a Chance of Drowning: River-Tracing at Jia Jiu Liao
Clothes / Culture / Getting Around / Hikes/Trails / Parks / Rivers / Rivers / Taipei / Taiwan / Waterfalls / Wulai

Thrills, Spills, and a Chance of Drowning: River-Tracing at Jia Jiu Liao

River-Tracing at Jia Jiu Liao Jia Jiu Liao river is a stunningly devilish waterway. The most appealing section stretches out for hours between Chenggong and Wulai. For the sensible, there are a number of popular barbeque and swimming spots. For the less sensible, there’s river-tracing. River-tracing at Jia Jiu Liao is both fantastic and challenging, … Continue reading

Can Western women get shoes in Taiwan?
Clothes / Culture / Luodong / Luodong night market / Night Markets / Taiwan / Yilan

Can Western women get shoes in Taiwan?

I’m not really one for shopping – browsing, yes, but actual shopping, no. I hate the pressure to find something that I need, I don’t like parting with much money, and I’m fussy. Clothes-wise, shoes are always the most frequent thing to be needed as I seem to wear them to tatters in no time. … Continue reading

Ambling around Wufenpu and running away from Ximending
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Ambling around Wufenpu and running away from Ximending

Wufenpu, to the east of Taipei City, is a wholesalers’ district jam-packed with heaps of clothes, from cute bunny t-shirts to hippy pantaloons. Supposedly the biggest clothing market in Taipei, it’s not really that big – but I guess that’s just because as a Westerner from the outskirts of London where Oxford Street is a … Continue reading

One for my mother: “Look after your feet, and they’ll take care of the rest!” :)
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One for my mother: “Look after your feet, and they’ll take care of the rest!” :)

After years and years of wearing these… I have finally upgraded to these… Though strange and yellow I’ve never had such a comfortable pair of shoes. Posting to ensure that my mother knows I’m looking after my feet :) Just like she always tells me too! Took me a little while to get hold of … Continue reading