Author : Alexandra Hartline

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I moved to Taiwan in 2012 after studying ancient Chinese art history in college. Taiwan is an incredible place for me to do what I love and share it with others. When I'm not sweating over crafting the perfect sentence, I enjoy river tracing, practicing yoga, and dancing. If you ever bump into me, ask me what my next 30-day challenge is, or better yet, we can do one together!

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Playful Taipei: 10 Places to Let Loose
By Alexandra Hartline | Published 2015/05/05

Here at Taipei Trends we’re all about exploring unique and fun places in Taipei. We’ve compiled the top 10 places for playing around, having a blast, and being a big kid in the big city. Laser Tag at Lazer Treks Hidden in a basement on Zhongshan North Road is Lazer Treks, Taipei’s place for laser […]

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Monsters on Mountains: A Trip to Xitou
By Alexandra Hartline | Published 2015/03/19

On a cold January day this year I was prepared to sleep in a Taiwanese police station. No, not just prepared. I wanted to. Taiwan is so marvelous that you can sleep in police stations (and schools, too) if you’ve got nowhere else to stay. The thought of camping out in a police station was […]

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High-Flying Humans: Peace Street Yoga
By Alexandra Hartline | Published 2015/02/13

Don’t watch that video. Now imagine yourself standing up straight with a complete stranger lying on their back before you with their feet on your hipbones. You tip forward, grasp hands, and suddenly you’re lifted into the air. Your legs are straight and engaged; your back is arched. Your partner has you steadily balanced on […]

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Taking a Break in Beipu
By Alexandra Hartline | Published 2015/01/20

  I like to smash things. Or more importantly, I like to smash my food. I found myself in Beipu (北埔), Xinzhu County last fall for exactly that reason. I didn’t smash salty potato chips or double-stuffed Oreos in Beipu. I smashed tea, or to be more exact, the ingredients for tea. Pumpkin seeds, black […]

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