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Perusing Contemporary Art at MOCA Taipei

Located in an old school building built around the turn of the 20th century, the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei features the latest and greatest when it comes to, contemporary art (當代藝術 / dang dai yi shu). As a contemporary art…

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My First Themed Cafe, Pompompurin Cafe

Located in the Att 4 Fun building on the food court level is a cafe dedicated to Pompompurin (布丁狗 / bu ding gou), the happy Golden Retriever from Sanrio with a beatnik hat. This was my first experience with a…

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Taiwan

Experiencing Taiwan’s Largest Night Market

In the north-western part of Taichung City sits one of the largest night markets in Taiwan, Fengchia Night Market (逢甲夜市 / feng jia ye shi). It takes its name from the nearby Fengchia University and spans dozens of blocks. As…

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Stopping by the Totoro Bus Stop

On the way back up to Taichung from Tainan, I stopped by what has been called “Danei Totoro Bus Stop” (大內龍貓公車站 / da nei long mao gong che zhan) It’s a slight detour on the 3, between Tainan and Chiayi….

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Sparrow Mart: Where Everything is Made of Felt

Had a chance to check out Sparrow Mart at The Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. It’s part grocery store, part art exhibit, and all kinds of cool. Essentially, Sparrow Mart is a market where most everything is made from felt….

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