Taiwan

Spirited Away in Jiufen

Some people say this place inspired the Miyazaki animated film Spirited Away. Although this isn’t a verified fact with all the steps, food, lanterns, and the Grand Teahouse which looks like Yubaba’s bathhouse, I’m starting to feel like Chichiro. Or maybe her parents who wanted to eat every single thing they could find. When we… Continue reading Spirited Away in Jiufen

Taiwan

Eating in Shilin

The Shilin night market is one of many in Taipei teeming with hungry locals and tourists. It’s massive and is an organized chaos of stalls selling food, drinks, souvenirs, and clothes. Arnaud and I didn’t have a set plan on how to tackle this monster of a market; we just let the different smells and sights lead us… Continue reading Eating in Shilin