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Nantou

Adventures in Tea Picking

One of the big things I wanted to do in Taiwan was better understand just how my boba drink came to be. After learning about the origins of bubble tea by taking a pilgrimage to the original Chun Shui Tang,…

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Taiwan

Christmas in Taiwan

I had the chance to spend Christmas time in Taiwan. Christmas (聖誕 / sheng dan) in Taiwan is interesting as it’s hardly celebrated (the Christian population is only 3.9%). On the flip side, Christmas is oddly everywhere, as it is…

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Taiwan

More Random Eats Around Taipei

I have posts about more of the prominent eateries around Taipei, including the original Din Tai Fung, Ice Monster, and Addiction Aquatic Development. Here’s a smorgasbord of various foods I tried around the city that didn’t necessarily warrant their own…

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Taiwan

Exploring the Taipei Underground

Coming from a city where the car reins supreme, Los Angeles, my first experience with public transit was eye-opening. In The San Francisco Bay Area, I was surprised just how many people used the bus, trains, ferries, light rail, and…

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Taiwan

Collecting Experiences on Paper: Stamping Culture

Growing up, I used to love collecting stickers and stamps (the kinds you would use with paper). With so many things made digital now, talking about stamps and stickers brings to mind online conversations and messaging apps. With how future…

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Kenting

Strolling Around Kenting Night Market

While in the resort town of Kenting, we checked out the beach and went zorbing. At night, we headed to the local night market along Kenting Road (墾丁路 / ken ding lu). The Kenting Night Market (墾丁大街夜市 / ken ding…

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