Yangmingshan Flower Festival 2017 – Cherry Blossom Season

If there’s one thing you should see when you are visiting Taiwan in February and March, it’s the Yangmingshan Flower Festival. There’s no need to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms when you can view them from Taipei’s backyard. Continue Reading →

Seeing Taiwan Through My Sister’s Eyes

It’s exciting when someone visits us in Taiwan. Seeing Taiwan through someone’s eyes for the first time is rewarding, especially when it’s your sister. Continue Reading →

Self Realizations from Living Abroad: Taipei is Beautiful

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, click here. Opening tangent: I realize I’ve lagged tremendously on posting this installment.  I know it sounds odd, but every time I sit down to write, all kinds of emotions just swarm over me, overloading my brain and taking me back to Taipei in a very real and sobering way.  You see, in normal life, Continue Reading →

Self Realizations from Living Abroad: Meeting Fellow Expats

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  Click here for the previous post in this series. After the typhoon blew through Taipei, life returned to normal. Classes resumed, and I had spent a considerable amount of time working on my assignment: giving my classmates details of my hometown in Mandarin.  This was going to be an easy one for me.  I loved talking about LA.  Everyone knew where it Continue Reading →