The Best Restaurants in Taipei – Our Favorites!

I’ve often said that eating is a national past time in Taiwan. There is no shortage of Taipei restaurants to choose from, and you can find everything from simple Taiwanese dishes to five-star international cuisine all over the city. Eating out in Taipei is a lot of fun, and while it’s rare occurrence for me to stumble across a restaurant that I don’t like, it can still be tough to find restaurants that will blow your mind with their creativity and delicious offerings. These are the best restaurants in Taipei, in our opinion! Continue Reading →

Christmas Light Show in Banciao City, Taiwan

Christmas comes to Taiwan once again, and this time, it showed up in a glorious display of lights in Banciao City near the Banciao Train Station. There are several areas throughout Taiwan that set up Christmas lights and decorations for pedestrians to enjoy, but I think the best Christmas light show is in Banciao. Continue Reading →

Designer Toy Exhibition At Global Mall

Ci Boys stole my heart. These are from the We Play Hard Series. Vinyl toy collectors, both young and old, will enjoy the 2008 Designer Toy Exhibition running from March 28 to April 10 at Global Mall in Yong He.  The 4th floor exhibit features famous Taiwanese toy designers for Ci Boys, 501st Street Formosa Outpost, Pockyland, Crazy Label, Conquer Kingdom and Pong’s Hobby. Address:  Global Mall No.122, Sec. 3, Zhongshan Rd., Zhonghe City, Taipei County 交接點:環球購物廣場/台北縣中和市中山路三段122號 Ci Boys 6″ Music Continue Reading →

A Last Walk in Taiwan

I miss my daily visits to Datong Mountain in Shu-lin City.  This lovely little mountain is located a few short blocks from my apartment and I love making the hike up to the summit and running along the footpaths with the city of Shu-lin at my feet.  On this particular day, spring flowers were in full-bloom and the mountain was erupting in clouds of butterflies. I miss the feeling of being able to escape from the busy streets to find solitude and a Continue Reading →