A Perfect Weekend in Taipei

Streets of Taipei

We were on our way for an early morning breakfast when we turned onto a side street and got a tantalising glimpse of The Grand Hotel.

Jiantan MRT

Jiantan MRT Station

This weekend was a perfect weekend in Taiwan for us.  With the exception of a few cold and rainy days, this winter has been quite mild.  We are quickly learning how wonderful the city of Taipei can be when we don’t have to deal with hot, humid, hazy summer days.

We’re spending every waking moment on the bike.  It has been, by far, the best investment that we have made here.  John is in the process of adding a sissy bar and luggage rack to the back of the bike for our upcoming nine day trip.  More on that later.  In the meantime, we’ve gotten into the habit of going for long bike rides on the weekends to get ourselves accustomed to being on the bike for longer lengths of time.

Field and Mountains

Bailing Riverside Park has several sports fields and is nestled alongside the Keelung River with a breathtaking view of blue colored mountains in the distance.

Bleachers and Blue Skies

Bailing Riverside Park extends for miles along the banks of the Keelung River in Taipei.

In addition to getting some great photos at Bailing Riverside Park, we were able to explore the Shilin district a bit more by day.  Shilin is a well-known district renowned for its infamous and extremely large nightmarket.  It made for an interesting contrast as we have only ever seen this district by night.


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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

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