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Exploring the Wenhua Road Night Market

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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 visited while in Taiwan. Located in the downtown center of Chiayi City, the Wenhua Night Market is more humble in…

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Exploring Taiwan’s Peach City

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Three hours south of Taipei is a city rich in culture and history, Chiayi City (嘉義市 / jia yi shi). Known by some as Taiwan’s Peach City, because of its shape, much of Chiayi feels like how Taiwan may have felt years ago. The pace of life here seems a little slower with less distractions overall. People still take as much…

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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 / bi sheng ke) scattered around various metropolitan areas. Intrigued, we dropped by to grab a few pizzas for one lunch….

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Checking Out the Mobile Suit Gundam Exhibit

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It’s no secret that Taiwan loves Japanese things. Time and time again, I would see shops and signs about Gundam (敢達 / gan da). We were able to stop by a traveling exhibit showcasing Gundam and its history at a local mall in Taichung. Here are some photos I took from the exhibit: This statue was almost as tall as me….

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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 prepared for how tall 101 floors actually is. Flying into Songshan Airport at night, I saw Taipei 101 in the…