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

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

Cultural Musings at Lanyang Museum
Arts / Beaches / Culture / Drawing/Painting / Exhibition / Museum / Parks / Taiwan / Toucheng / Yilan

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

Museum in the Sky: Luodong’s Cultural Working House
Arts / Calligraphy / Culture / Exhibition / Festivals / Film/Cinema / History / Luodong / Museum / Taiwan / Yilan

Museum in the Sky: Luodong’s Cultural Working House

Luodong continues to surprise me. Charlie and I moved to Taiwan in November 2012 partly due to our shared enjoyment of Taiwanese cinema. In the early stages of our relationship, back in the UK, we bonded over Wong Kar-Wai’s My Blueberry Nights and Tsai Ming-Liang’s Rebels of the Neon God. Months later, we were seemingly randomly allocated to … Continue reading