Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Many Wonders of Jiufen

When I studied abroad in Taiwan over the summer in 2012, Jiufen was included on one of our field trips as a last stop of the day, so that we could spend about an hour or two wandering around, buying … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo Student Festival

The sun sinks down over Tenri, and though the day is coming to an end, the party is only beginning…

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Taiwanese Family Dinner

My friend and I had the pleasure of being invited to eat dinner with our Taiwanese friend and her family.  Since it was so short notice, we had assumed it would be her parents, siblings, and us, but…  Well, as … Continue reading

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Longshan Temple

On Saturday we met up with our lovely Taiwanese friend (left), spent a morning around Temple Street Market, and made a New Year’s visit to Longshan Temple, right near the conveniently-named Longshan Temple Station.

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Xinbeitou Hot Springs

If you look back at my earliest posts, you will find that I have written about Xinbeitou before–and that it was not a positive experience!  But keeping that in mind, I decided to give it a second chance anyway.

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Coffee Alley, Near Taipei City Hall

My friend, who is an avid coffee lover, recommended that we try out Coffee Alley, a place that she found through the hungry girl’s guide to Taipei.  It was quite easy to find, and to be honest, it exceeded my … Continue reading

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Taipei’s Lantern Festival

When I was planning my travels over spring break, before anything else, I knew that I wanted to be in Taiwan for the Lantern Festival.  The Lantern Festival takes place two weeks after the Chinese New Year, and is celebrated … Continue reading

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