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Taiwan

Shrimping: A Uniquely Taiwanese Experience

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…

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Kaohsiung

The Art Scene in Kaohsiung

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…

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Taipei

Tea Shopping at Taipei’s Oldest Tea Shop

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…

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Taiwan

Hiking the Jade Green Hills of Dakeng

Wanting to get in some hiking while in Taiwan, one morning, we made our way to the eastern side of Taichung to check out the views at Dakeng (大坑 / da keng). Dakeng is a large recreational area marked by…

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Taipei

Exploring One of The World’s Last Type Foundries

In an age of 0’s and 1’s, of digital correspondence being sent in a flash, it’s humbling to think of a time when print had to be manipulated and placed by hand. Nowadays, newspapers and books are mostly created on…

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Taiwan

Cycling Around Sun Moon Lake

One of the more unique ways people in Taiwan enjoy great weather is heading to Sun Moon Lake to cycle around the 3.06 square mile lake. Sun Moon Lake (日月潭 / ri yue tan) is located in the hills of…

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