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

Why Kaohsiung was an Unexpectedly Awesome City
Culture / Dumplings / Food / Getting Around / Good Sleeps / Hikes/Trails / History / Kaohsiung / Kenting / Museum / Parks / Rivers / Taiwan / Temples / Vegan / Vegetarian

Why Kaohsiung was an Unexpectedly Awesome City

Going all the way from LuoDong on the East coast to Taipei in the North to then take the HSR down the West coast to Zuoying (on the outskirts of Kaohsiung) to Kenting at the very South of Taiwan is a long journey. Rather than ruin a whole day with long-winded travel, we decided to … Continue reading

The Closest to Michelin Starred we’re ever Going to Eat: Din Tai Fung
Culture / Dumplings / Food / Good Eats / History / Organic/Local / Recommendations / Red Bean / Street Food / Taipei / Taiwan / Vegetarian

The Closest to Michelin Starred we’re ever Going to Eat: Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung is probably the most famous restaurant in Taiwan. Being famous for food in Taiwan is actually a more common expression than you would think. Here, there’s a street vendor, stall, eatery or restaurant that is famous for something or other at nearly every turn. The stall famed for the most crispy spring-onion … Continue reading

Nangang Bottle Cap Factory: An Abandoned Hive of Street Art
Arts / Culture / Drawing/Painting / Exhibition / Getting Around / History / Markets / Nangang / Taipei / Taiwan

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

Joining the Dots: Fulong to Jiufen
Beaches / Culture / Fulong / Getting Around / Hikes/Trails / History / Rivers / Taiwan

Joining the Dots: Fulong to Jiufen

Always trying to tack another dot onto the Taiwan map with our weekends, we ventured out into the onyx clouds caused by Typhoon Usagi to explore the coastline between Fulong and up to the mountains of Jinguashi and neighbouring Jiufen. We’ve made it to both Fulong and Jiufen before so now it was time for … Continue reading

A Forgotten Blog: Rainbow Village
Arts / Culture / Drawing/Painting / Getting Around / History / Taichung / Taiwan

A Forgotten Blog: Rainbow Village

Rainbow Village is an old military-dependents village transformed by Huang Yung-Fu, an 86-year-old man with a paintbrush. The settlement began suffering from dereliction, urban decay and abandonment. On the verge of being forgotten, the village was transformed by this self-taught street artist who decided to bring some colour back into the place. Originally Huang Yung-Fu … Continue reading

What to Do in El Nido and Around
Beaches / Culture / El Nido / Getting Around / Hikes/Trails / History / Hot Springs / Markets / Parks / Rivers / Rivers / The Philippines / Typhoons / Waterfalls

What to Do in El Nido and Around

As you know, travelling to El Nido was no easy ride, but once you get there, your effort certainly reaps reward. El Nido – Spanish for ‘the nest’ – is tucked a moon-shaped bay of the Bacuit archipelago and acts as a nest for travellers wishing to explore the surrounding islands, cliffs and coral reefs. … Continue reading