After writing on food and some sights in Taipei, let’s move on to the other places we visited. We stayed at the Da’an district and found several gems hidden in the area. Being fans of Cony and Brown we were excited to visit the Line shop. It was filled with cute Line friends merchandise.… Continue reading All Over Taipei
For our last day in Taipei we decided to go up Elephant Mountain which, many say, provides one of the most amazing city views. The climb up was a bit tough for me because stairs are my archenemy! If you’re fit they say you can finish the climb in about twenty minutes. With several water… Continue reading Hiking up Elephant Mountain
It’s easy to get caught up in everything that you can see in Ximending: the food, shopping, sights, and if you’re lucky like us, a film shoot. I now believe it was for The Teenage Psychic and I realized that a few days after, when I discovered the show back home in Manila! How serendipitous! I… Continue reading The Shopping District of Ximending
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
Arnaud and I headed to Beitou for some nature on our second day in Taipei. Upon getting out of the Xinbeitou train station we could immediately feel the laidback atmosphere. On our way to the Thermal Valley there were a lot of things to see. The Beitou branch of the Taipei public library is interesting… Continue reading Beitou: Hot Springs And A Whole Lot More
Our first Taiwan night market experience was in Raohe and it was better than I expected. You wouldn’t know where to look! There’s just so much of everything, both food and people. 😀 I’m guessing this is like takoyaki, but with whole baby octopus instead of tiny bits! Kawaii! You’ll find these little… Continue reading Dinner at Raohe Night Market
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
(UPDATE as of June 28, 2017: Filipinos will be granted visa-free entry to Taiwan but exact date of implementation of this has yet to be announced. See this link to the Taiwan embassy website. Please make sure to check said website from time to time as visa and immigration policies may change.) Okay, the title sounds like… Continue reading Visa To Taiwan? No problem!