Jiufen, Taiwan

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.

Where to eat in Taipei: Ay-Chung Noodle Shop

One of our favorite places to go is Ay-Chung Noodle Shop in Ximending. has been in business since 1975. Ay-Chung’s isn’t just famous for its hearty vermicelli noodles stewed in a thick soup bursting with flavor. They are also well-known for creating a nourishing meal in 15 seconds flat.

Graffiti Walk: Pop Culture in Ximending

One Saturday afternoon over Chinese New Year, I joined a few of the students in my creative writing class on a jaunt through the trendy streets of Ximending. This area in Taipei is where the young and hip crowd hang. It’s a lively place, especially on weekends. There are several movie theaters, restaurants, and conventionally […]