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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…

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Shrimping: A Uniquely Taiwanese Experience

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Las Vegas has its slot machines, New Zealand has its outdoor adventures, Taiwan has shrimping (釣蝦 / diao xia)! One thing that I definitely wanted to experience in Taiwan was catching shrimp. It’s a popular activity at some night markets and various shops around larger cities where people will often congregate at to have a beer and relax. The location…

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The Art Scene in Kaohsiung

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I love street art and outdoor exhibits, so when I discovered that Kaohsiung (高雄 / gao xiong) had a large art presence, I knew I had to check it out. The hub seems to be the area around the Hamasen Railway Cultural Park (哈瑪星鐵道文化園區 / ha ma xing tie dao wen hua yuan qu) and Pier2 Art Center (駁二藝術特區 /…

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Sushi and Sashimi and a Relaxed Pace

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One of the places it was recommended that we check out while in Taipei was RAW. Unable to get a reservation, and off of our Addiction Aquatic Development-high, we went with another highly-rated restaurant in Xinyi District, Fresh Station Sushi & Fruits (逸鮮棧 / yi xian zhan). As we entered the restaurant on a quiet side street, we checked-in and…