A Canadian expat that has been living abroad in Asia since 2003, Carrie moved from China to Taiwan in 2006 to teach English as a Second Language. Today, she and her husband are co-owners of Reach To Teach Recruiting . Carrie also works as a freelance travel writer and photographer, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on Google+ or on Twitter @globetrotteri.

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21 responses to “14 Romantic Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Taipei”

  1. Links 9 February 2009 - David on Formosa

    [...] Carrie has some suggestions for Valentine’s Day in Taipei. [...]

  2. Mark

    The view from the Marco Polo lounge is incredible. I went there for a weiya a few years back and loved it!

    Mark’s last blog post..Buying a Wii in Taiwan

  3. jason

    Ran across ur page on google for a recommendation on dinner spots for v-day. thx, ill try to get reservations at one of them. btw, ur blog looks great!

  4. Travel Agents India

    This is an awesome list of Do’s for the valentines day.

    Thanks for the great list.

  5. Patrick Cowsill

    Looks like a good list. Just out of curiosity, which will you and John be proceeding with?

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  6. Patrick Cowsill

    I knew you were canceling your plans – I was just bugging. It’s better to go out a day before or a day after Valentine’s Day, so that restaurants can’t take advantage of you with set meals that are incredibly overpriced and lousy reservation times. Or, have a Valentine’s dinner at home. Did you put that up as a suggestion?

    Patrick Cowsill’s last blog post..Strawberry Generation X in My Backyard

  7. Patrick Cowsill

    We went to Wanhua to have dinner with the in-laws and friends. They have a custom that has been in the family since the time of my wife’s great-grandpa (around 70 years). A group of friends started a group where they worship Guan Yu (關羽) together. They have a little statue in a glass box that is passed around from home to home every three months. Each time a new person gets the statue, he must treat the group to dinner. There were a couple of really old people there, like my wife’s grandma and another woman. The rest were descendants.

    I spent the evening chasing my daughter around the restaurant, which was okay with me as I don’t have much use for traditional Taiwanese food. My daughter’s younger cousin was there. She was the model of perfect behavior, and didn’t stir from her high chair the entire evening. This brought on the usual comparisons, but I’m happy with my daughter’s free spirit.

    Patrick Cowsill’s last blog post..Strawberry Generation X in My Backyard

  8. m dee

    sorry, this is not vday related. but i’d love to know more about the sanshi pod village (how to get there, etc). i will be in taipei in early march for about one week and would love to photograph the area. pointing me in the right direction would be much appreciated. thanks for the time!

  9. m dee

    oh well, thank you and more power. i like how you’ve promoted taiwan. not enough people do this.

    m dee’s last blog post..Up On The Ceiling

  10. Erica

    I’m just curious, would you say that Taipei is a romantic city? Last week, I was thinking about what the most romantic Asian cities are. Perhaps I should do a survey.

    Erica’s last blog post..Why London?

  11. Dave

    Good post Carrie!
    What fun and practical tips for romance in Taipei!

    Coincidentally I’ve also penned something similar in my Taiwan travel escape Weblog years ago.

    Feel free to enjoy some laughs here:

    Thanks for this fun read!
    Dave :-)

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  13. TK


    I am going to Taipei to meet up with my girlfriend staying there and it is going to be her birthday. Can you give some ideas how we can spend the evening.

    I am not trying to sound cheap but I can only go for reasonable ones, some of your suggestions can be very pricey, but if you can give some affordable ideas but still romantic, that will be great…. Many thanks!

    Best regards,
    Ps. she is living in Danshui area.

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