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Secrets of 228 Park | Part 3: Coming Full Circle
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/02/18

*In my last two articles I talked about the original use of the area by the local population and Qing authorities, then its development by the Japanese colonial administration (check those out here, and here). The final chapter of 228 Park is a story of some of the darkest atrocities in Taiwan, but thankfully, also […]

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Formosa Fitness
By Chris | Published 2013/12/12

Rows upon rows of fancy machines, fully-equipped spas, an energy drink bar, guys taking selfies of their “lifting” and updating facebook…yeah, Formosa Fitness doesn’t have any of that. Instead, what you’ll find is a place you go when you want to build muscle or drop fat quickly. A place where the average person, serious about […]

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Wilbeck Café (XinYang)
By TTdude | Published 2012/06/14

If you ever find yourself feeling in need of a quick pick me up, you can get an amazing cup of coffee for an awesome price at Wilbeck Café. This small and unique chain of coffee shops offers great quality and a nice atmosphere at a couple of different locations around Taipei.

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JiuFengJi Beef Noodle
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/29

The area around Taipei Main station is filled with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, but if you are feeling adventurous, a little walk west on ZhongXiao Rd. will reveal a remotely placed beef noodle shop named JiuFengJi (九豐記). Known for its unique flavor and award-winning dishes, JiuFengJi is one of the best beef noodle […]

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Leeco Outlet
By TTdude | Published 2012/03/07

Buying name brand goods for a discounted price is a passion for many people. Anyone coming from outside of Taiwan may be very familiar with the magnificence of the outlet mall, and the amount of shopping that can be done in a short time. Well, Taipei has its very own outlet store for savvy shoppers. […]

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Treasure Hunt Flea House (尋寶跳蚤屋)
By TT | Published 2011/12/27

Antique collectors and treasure hunters of all sorts may have had some trouble finding new things to add to their collection in Taipei. However, there is a place just for you. Located in GuTing close to Heping and Roosevelt, Treasure Hunt Flea House provides to warehouse sized rooms and 2 levels of old stuff for […]

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Bravo Burger
By TT | Published 2011/12/20

The best burger places in Taipei almost always have something special about them, whether it be unique flavors like Rabbit Rabbit or awesome shakes like Evan’s Burger. However, some places just have really good burgers. Bravo Burger is one of those places. Not only does Bravo have a wide variety of flavors, it also makes […]

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Revolver
By TT | Published 2011/12/15

Good music, good times. Revolver is just north of Guting and next to the Chang Kai Shek Memorial hall and there is almost always something going on here which is almost always awesome. That’s because Revolver is not just another bar, but also a livehouse that regularly hosts DJs and bands for good prices.

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Trio Café
By TT | Published 2011/12/12

Nestled into the 1914 HuaShan Creative park and free from the hustle of the city, Trio cafe makes for a nice little escape. This little cafe offers some nice teas and coffees, as well as a decent selection of food. With all of the events going on at the park, Trio cafe makes for a […]

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Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre
By TT | Published 2011/10/14

Down a little nook on Guling street sits a small, fairly inconspicuous theater. In fact, this theater is one of the best places to go to see what is happening on Taipei’s current theatrical scene. With fairly inexpensive shows, written, produced, directed, and acted by local artisans, this is community theater at its best. Guling […]

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Deja Vu
By TT | Published 2011/10/10

Italian food with style and a little bit of magic: That’s the best way to describe this Italian restaurant tucked into the middle 1914 Creative Park. With the decor of a medieval European mansion (or a vampire’s lair) the atmosphere is definitely unique. And if that wasn’t enough, the restaurant also has magic shows.

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Camera Market
By TT | Published 2011/09/15

Whether you are looking to purchase a top of the line camera or a simple point and shoot, there are a lot of really good camera shops around Taipei. However, there is no area as comprehensive as the camera market near Taipei Main Station.

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