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How to Hong Kong: Graffiti walls and PMQ

Dear Taipei, If I had NT$100 for every time I heard someone say, “So, I’m going to Hong Kong next week…”, I would be a very rich woman. You see, Hong Kong is one of, if not the most popular destination for expats living in Taiwan to do a visa run. For those lucky folk who don’t […]

Tiger Mountain Ramble: A review

After reading this, you’ll want to go to the Tiger Mountain Ramble, one of Taipei’s best annual festivals

What’s happening in Taipei: February edition

February in Taipei is packed with awesome events. Learn all about them here!

A visit to Nanmen Market (南門市場)

If you’re after a local experience, you can’t beat picking up some produce with the locals at Nanmen Market

Double, double toil and trouble: Witch Festival this weekend in New Taipei City

Dear Taipei, If your plans are lacking a certain magic to them this weekend, how about checking out the Witch Festival? It’s an outdoor music festival featuring over 90 local bands which starts today (!) until this Sunday in Xindian, New Taipei City. As if that wasn’t cool enough, it is set in the mountains. […]

A visit to Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall at Night

Dear Taipei, In every city, there are certain places you can reasonably assume everyone knows to go to if visiting. The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House in Sydney. The Louvre and Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in London. In Taipei, I would hazard that Taipei 101, National Palace Museum, […]

What’s happening in Taipei: December Edition

Dear Taipei, A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month!  December has hit us, so I hope you’re ready for the onslaught of Christmas decorations (which already started appearing prematurely last month) and cries of “where did the year go- it felt like July just the other day?!” If you’re wondering […]