Now that February has rolled around, there’s a couple of things that many of us are left trying to figure out:
1. How the hell it became February when you only completely recovered from NYE just the other day
2. A way to convince everyone that your New Year’s Resolutions to go to the gym/eat healthier/stop binging on Netflix never actually existed, as your completely inactive, “bring-me-all-the-carbs-and-TV-shows” lifestyle is serving you just fine, thank you very much
3. Your plans for the month
Well, the first two you’re just going to have to handle by yourself. But I can hopefully help you with the third- your plans for February.
I just wrote a Taipei this February guide for the travel app Travelog, so click on the picture or link below to get yo-self sorted.
As you can see, you would be mistaken for thinking February is a bit of a lull month. This month you can catch the Pingxi Lantern Festival (which I can’t recommend enough if you haven’t been!), free live bands, touring artists, fairs and parades. That’s just referring to the events I reported on, but trust me, there are many more events being posted by the day if you’re wondering what to do to alleviate boredom.
February of course is a tremendously important time in Taiwan because of Chinese New Year. It can get a bit “quiet” as many businesses shut their doors and everyone will be off visiting their families.
But if you don’t have any plans yet- don’t panic! Although it’s cutting it to make last minute plans to travel out of Taipei during CNY, if you’re really determined you could find a way (be warned, train tickets are likely to be sold out, and you’ll be lucky to get a spot on the train floor). If you’re staying in Taipei, join in on a public celebration, or if that’s not for you, it seems like quite a few night spots will still be open. At the very least, you can have a smashing time in 7/11 or Family Mart, both of which will still be open.
I hope your February is wonderful, whatever you plan to do! Here’s wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year too!
Let me know in the comments below what your February plans are! Is there anything you recommend doing?
(Header image sourced from khichdionline.com)