Exploring the Wenhua Night Market

Last Updated on November 14, 2018

I previously took you along a journey of one day in Chiayi. This is a continuation of that journey, at night. Wenhua Road Night Market (文化路夜市 / wen hua lu ye shi) is one of the many night markets I…

Pizza with an Asian Flair

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Even some 6,500 miles away, Taiwan hosts many familiar brands including 7-Eleven (7-Eleven 便利店 / bian li dian), McDonald’s (麥當勞 / mai dang lao), and KFC (肯德基 / ken de ji). I was particularly surprised to see Pizza Huts (必勝客 /…

Such Great Heights

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Growing up, I remember learning that Taipei 101 (臺北101 / tai bei yi ling yi) was the tallest building in the world. Though this, of course, changed with the construction of Burj Khalifa in 2010, I still don’t think I was quite…

Chocolate Lover Paradise

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Knowing that I enjoyed very dark chocolate, I was taken to downtown Taichung to check out and old ophthalmic hospital, Miyahara (宮原眼科 / gong yuan yan ke). Long gone are the days of checking out people’s eyes though. This building has…

Tea Shopping at Taipei’s Oldest Tea Shop

Last Updated on December 25, 2018

My friends jokingly (and lovingly) call me a tea snob. I have tea for months stockpiled at this point and enjoy concocting my own boba drinks for friends. It’s no surprise that one place I have to drop by each…