If you are manga or anime lover, pretty sure you know One Piece or perhaps you’re also a fan of the Straw Hats Pirates. If so and you’re in Taipei, PEG Coffee should be your next destination!
It’s time for Lantern Festival! Held on the first full-moon night of the lunar year, Lantern Festival is the first most happening thing in Taiwan after Chinese New Year as everyone celebrates this event with
making lantern going to lantern festivals all over the country. Therefore, we decided to join the crowd on the first day of this almost two-week celebration.
Living in Greater Taipei provides you a lot of options to spend your day, from killing your time drinking a cup of “cute coffee” in Sam Coffee to enjoying your day hiking to the peak of Yangmingshan. However, if you still think there are not enough things to keep your boredom away, perhaps you can try to give Fuzhong 15 a visit.
You know what Disney is, don’t you? Umm, Mickey? Two legged mouse who has a girlfriend called Minnie and a duck friend called Donald? Ring a bell?? Yes! That Disneyland’s Disney! I guess most of you know this Disney or even has a favourite character from one of its cartoons/movies. We have a good news for you! There is a Disney Exhibition here in Taiwan for its 90 years celebration of dreams.
Hi, guys! It’s new year already! What’s your new year resolution? Are you planning to go around the world this year? Well, it’s sure a very fantastic plan. However, if you’re low on budget and cannot afford that kind of plan, don’t worry! We have a good alternative for you. 🙂
If you live in Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, or Taichung area and happen to be bored hanging around in your city, try to escape to a small county called Miaoli, the home for Hakka culture in Taiwan. There are five major tourist destinations in Miaoli: Sanyi (三義), Dahu (大湖), Taian (泰安), Mingde (明德), and (of course) Nanzhuang (南庄), the one that we will talk about in this post. Miaoli can be reached easily by bus or train from four cities mentioned earlier.
One day, we were bored with eating fish, lamb, beef or pork. Thus, we decided to find a good vegetarian restaurant. Personally, we don’t really like most of vegan restaurants. They create meat using “so claimed” no animal products. Why bother to offer meat if it’s not even from animal? We once ate this “fake” meat and so we are not sure we want to do that again. Let’s just stick with spinach, broccoli or alfalfa :). However, this vegan restaurant, called Sufood, gives us different impression.
Taipei offers you many great things to be enjoyed. Yet, sometimes we need to take a distance from it because of its
hectic dynamic environment. On the other hand, it is hard to get a long holiday here. Our best option is by capitalizing our weekends. We started looking for a close city to visit and Yilan caught our eyes. It has many bus/train services available and can be reached within an hour from Taipei. So, it is surely a good option for a short vacation.
In Taiwan, especially in Taipei, it is very easy to find Japanese restaurants. However, it is a little bit hard for us to know which one is worth our money. If you haven’t spent enough time in
Taiwan Taipei, a long queue in front of one restaurant can perhaps trick you into thinking that restaurant offers a very delicious (or cheap) foods and worth your money. First, we also think long queue in front of a place means that specific restaurant/shop has something special (price, taste, or any other thing). Been here for quite a while, we reconsider our thought and now believe that Taiwanese just love to stand in a line. Ha! Back to finding Japanese restaurant, several months ago we went to this restaurant, called Watami (和民) and we have revisited it several times since then. What’s so good about it?
If you come to Taiwan these couple months, you can see a lot of yellow duck merchandises: dolls, T-shirts, hats, slippers, soaps, you name it. Well, if you don’t know the reason and still wonder why, we will let you know. The reason is
Taiwanese most people in Taiwan are in joy (if we cannot say it’s an euphoria) because The Giant Rubber Duck, the joy spreader itself, has arrived in Taiwan! The Giant Ruber Duck was created by Florentijn Hofman for the purpose of entertaining the world by a tour named “Spreading joy around the world”. Currently, it has come to not only 1 but 3 cities in Taiwan, from south to the north. *hooray*