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If you want to go shopping, look at art, listen to music, or anything else, Taiwan has a place for you.

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7 Better Date Ideas (Part 2!)
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/04/14

I’ve been in Taiwan for over 3 years now and I’d like to think that I know my way around the city; places to go, restaurants to dine at, activities to do. But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that one of my great friends, Roxanne, from Yelp Taipei, approached me about finding fresher […]

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Green Light House — Kaohsiung
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

House rentals take a bit more work to find in Taiwan, particularly during Chinese New Year. Luckily, my friends and I were able to find the Green Light House after some extensive Internet scouring.

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Cinderella’s Castle B&B
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

Chris, Sylvie and I were traveling all day in Yilan, and were looking forward to quiet rest out in one of the area’s many amazing B&B’s. Where we ended up was a bed and breakfast called Cinderella’s Castle… “Oh great! With a name like that, this is going to be a frou frou, princess-esq BnB!” […]

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Taitung Z Hotel
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

The Z Hotel, located in the heart of Taitung City, on the surface is a pretty typical business hotel. The design is modern and I thought it looked very nice, with a great atmosphere and style. There is a lobby, the rooms, and a dining area on the top floor….you know: the basics. But it […]

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Stay Nice Home — Tainan
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

A friend of mine posted about the gentrification of Taipei, in that people refurbish old buildings by turning them into cafes. And when I discussed this idea with Chris, he said that he liked how the southern part of Taiwan gentrified old buildings and areas in that the owners of the buildings maintained them, rather […]

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Ease Hotel – Taichung Travel
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/02/25

The era of technology is gaining a hold of our lives every day. While we still have yet to see hover boards or flying cars, we are already very capable of turning our living spaces into super convenient, awesomely modern, fully-automated abodes. So why haven’t we?? But this hotel…OMG this hotel is so cool.

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Epic Battle Day : Paintball – Archery Tag – Bubble Ball
By Chris | Published 2016/01/05

We had been dying to try out bubble ball soccer for a long time, and it had been a while since we had put together an “extreme sport” event, so we thought…”Why not just do all three?” Turned out to be a great idea.

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Adventures in Alangyi: Aboriginal Festivals and Ancient Trails
By Chris | Published 2015/10/22

There it is: that distinguishing aspect of Taiwan that is so appealing. It’s easy to forget when living in Taipei (or any of the major cities) that Taiwan is a culturally vibrant, tropical island, full of amazing things you won’t experience anywhere else. It’s the reason many of us fall in love with this island in the […]

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Level Up Experiences: VIBE Review
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/10/07

  I’ve always been a fan of meeting new people. I think it’s because it’s NEW! New stories, new dialogue, new opinions, new tastes that are trending in culture. The rush I get from meeting new people is similar to the rush travel junkies have. I crave it. I swear by it. Why Do I […]

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12 Ways to Relax around Taipei
By Chris | Published 2015/09/02

I love city life, especially in Taipei, but spending most of your time among the scooter-filled streets and concrete jungle can start to grind on your nerves. The hustle builds up a little every day until it starts to wear on you. Moreover, it’s rare that you find a convenient place to visit in solitude […]

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DAVA Fitness: Be Better than Yesterday
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/08/17

Fitness in Taipei is becoming more popular as people become educated on the benefits of being fit. And by fit, I mean healthy, not necessarily looking like the Hulk. At DAVA Fitness there are many different methods for getting in shape and staying that way! The newly-opened gym in the Neihu District offers individual/group/family classes […]

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Little London: Revisited
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/07/28

When I want a good beer and some face-time with friends… Little London serves up the perfect experience! Coming to Taipei three years ago, I thought I was sacrificing my beloved beer and hangouts with just the right atmosphere to chill with friends, good conversation included! It wasn’t until 6 months into my stay in […]

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Art² – The Double Square Gallery
By Chris | Published 2015/05/18

我有去過很多藝廊,藝術展覽,藝術表演,等等。每一個藝術活動都擁有自己的風格與魅力,但我還是覺得多數都缺乏一個關鍵的因素:就是多樣性,不只是少了多種媒介,也沒有展示很多藝術類型。

不過,最近有一家新開的藝廊引起了我的主意。

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VG Cafe
By Chris | Published 2014/01/02

Meeting a friend in an unassuming little alley just off of Fuxing South Rd, I found myself at a cafe that was also a lounge and an art gallery as well. The storefront was catching, but would have been easy to miss if I hadn’t been looking for it. After stepping foot into the cafe, […]

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TFAM (Taipei Fine Art Museum)
By HuiPing | Published 2013/07/10

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum stands in the Flower Expo Park Art Park. From dawn to dusk, it is a great place for leisure and recreation. Here you can not only enjoy different kinds of museum exhibitions in this exclusive art space, but also have a stroll in the surrounding park and other attractions. Just […]

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MoNTUE (Museum of National Taipei University of Education)
By HuiPing | Published 2013/06/19

During the day, the MRT train on the brown line proceeds slowly ahead from Technology Building Station to Liuzhangli Station. While passing around the 90-degree corner on to Heping East Rd.,  you can see a modern building with a sculpture of an ear on it. This building is MoNTUE, a fine art museum. And even […]

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Yo Gallery
By HuiPing | Published 2013/02/28

The Zhongshan Metro Mall is an interesting enough find in and of itself. A huge underground complex running along the Danshui (淡水) MRT line, the mall is mostly a dedicated space for shops to sell creative local and international fashion and other goodies. Maybe quite unexpectedly however, is the overwhelming display of local art throughout […]

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MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art)
By TT | Published 2011/09/21

Do you like art and inexpensive activities to keep you busy? Then you’ll love Taipei’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Not only is MOCA convenient, it’s also one of the cheapest ways to see new trends in art from all around the world. With new exhibitions opening every month or so, there is always something to […]

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12 Ways to Relax around Taipei
By Chris | Published 2015/09/02

I love city life, especially in Taipei, but spending most of your time among the scooter-filled streets and concrete jungle can start to grind on your nerves. The hustle builds up a little every day until it starts to wear on you. Moreover, it’s rare that you find a convenient place to visit in solitude […]

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DAVA Fitness: Be Better than Yesterday
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/08/17

Fitness in Taipei is becoming more popular as people become educated on the benefits of being fit. And by fit, I mean healthy, not necessarily looking like the Hulk. At DAVA Fitness there are many different methods for getting in shape and staying that way! The newly-opened gym in the Neihu District offers individual/group/family classes […]

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GDS Play
By Chris | Published 2015/06/04

There are a lot of places for active life in Taiwan, from the many free basketball and tennis courts spread throughout the parks, to the badminton and squash courts that can be rented cheaply at many of the public gyms. However, it seems that these places are used less and less by our generation, and […]

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Fight for Your Dreams: Shuraba MMA
By Chris | Published 2015/04/24

Eliot Corley II has been in Taiwan’s MMA scene for some time now. Coming to Taiwan a little over 8 years ago, he has not only picked up some serious fighting skills and a lot of love for Taiwan’s community, but Eliot has also worked with or met just about everybody in the MMA industry […]

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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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Dream Water
By Lewis Clark | Published 2014/10/02

Ever feel like you just need to get away from it all? It’s perfectly natural considering all of the unnatural stress and stimulus our bodies are subjected to everyday in the modern world. Problem is, we can’t always go on vacation, and even when we do, sometimes the process of traveling and worrying about work […]

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O3 Fitness = Physical Awesomeness
By Lewis Clark | Published 2014/08/20

I had the privilege of meeting Ethan “The Gentleman” Garcia a couple months ago at the PROFC 8 weigh-ins here in Taipei. He’s currently the manager and Muay Thai trainer for many rising Taiwanese pro MMA fighters. And to boot, Ethan is opening up a new, dynamic gym in Taipei: O3 Fitness. Being a fitness […]

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BoxFit brings CrossFit to Taiwan
By mike trends | Published 2014/05/26

If Internet surfing and taking selfies is part of your workout routine, then skip this article. If not, then strap on your headbands and grab a towel, because we’re going change the way you perceive fitness and we’re going to sweat… a lot. Get ready to rediscover fitness with CrossFit at BoxFit Taipei.

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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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A Yoga Less Ordinary
By Bridget Di Certo | Published 2013/09/26

A Review of Taipei Hatha Bikram Yoga Classes by Bridget Di Certo The prospect of packing into a crowded room heated to about 40 degrees Celsius and twisting your body into a series of contortions worthy of Cirque du Soleil for 90 minutes while sweat pours down your body, your heart rate soars and you […]

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Human Chess at Taiwan BJJ
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/06/10

You caught me; I like to break a mental sweat, too. I meant Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ), not reading the dictionary. BJJ is a martial art which was adapted from Judo (a Japanese martial art) in the early 1900s in Brazil. This style of self-defense demonstrates that a smaller, weaker person can effectively defend against a […]

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Live to Play, Play to Live
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/05/23

Do you have an old injury keeping you from playing in that rugby tournament? Or maybe it’s the back pain that’s keeping you up at night? Perhaps you’re interested in a more effective way of getting stronger and in better shape? If you do, then we might have a lot more in common than you […]

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Level Up Experiences: VIBE Review
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/10/07

  I’ve always been a fan of meeting new people. I think it’s because it’s NEW! New stories, new dialogue, new opinions, new tastes that are trending in culture. The rush I get from meeting new people is similar to the rush travel junkies have. I crave it. I swear by it. Why Do I […]

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Sappho Live
By TT author | Published 2013/07/16

Sappho Live, a cool, friendly, laid back music venue with the finest in jazz/blues/world music and all night jam sessions, a dance floor, and all washed down with great cocktails, selected wines and beers, and tasty bar snacks. Quiet enough to chat, dark enough to get intimate, there’s live entertainment, and cool bar staff to […]

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Brown Sugar
By TT | Published 2013/05/01

Jazzy, hip, elegant; it doesn’t get much classier than Brown Sugar if you are looking for a more refined night out. With reservation-only seating, a menu of exquisite cuisine, a wine list that could even impress connoisseurs, and a house band that plays regularly, Brown Sugar is one of the most highly-cultured nightlife venues you […]

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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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Riverside Live House (Xi Men)
By TT | Published 2011/09/14

Among the many places to see live music in Taipei, Riverside stands out as one of the best. Not only has the company been organizing good music for a long time, Riverside has also managed to open three venues, create a number of music groups, and start its own record label. For both popular and […]

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Witch House
By TT | Published 2011/08/24

Witch House really is Magic…The Gathering… Actually, it’s a little bit of everything. Witch House in Gong Guan area, is a live music spot, a cafe, a restaurant, and a shop selling imported board/card games such as Magic, Settlers of Catan, Game of Thrones and more. The best part is that you can stop in […]

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The Wall
By TT | Published 2011/08/01

Live music fans rejoice! There are a lot of artsy places to hear indie and foreign bands in Taipei, but the one of the most renowned music establishments is The Wall Live House. Known for having a variety of performers from many genres, including the heavier of the rocks, The Wall is one of the […]

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Level Up Experiences: VIBE Review
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/10/07

  I’ve always been a fan of meeting new people. I think it’s because it’s NEW! New stories, new dialogue, new opinions, new tastes that are trending in culture. The rush I get from meeting new people is similar to the rush travel junkies have. I crave it. I swear by it. Why Do I […]

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Little London: Revisited
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/07/28

When I want a good beer and some face-time with friends… Little London serves up the perfect experience! Coming to Taipei three years ago, I thought I was sacrificing my beloved beer and hangouts with just the right atmosphere to chill with friends, good conversation included! It wasn’t until 6 months into my stay in […]

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Omni
By TTdude | Published 2015/05/02

Luxy (the first club in Taipei) had its run for 12 long years, and they were good years, but now it’s time to make way for a new generation of nightlife: Enter club Omni.

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Sublime Urban Bistro & Bar (& FBI HQ)
By Chris | Published 2014/07/09

As far as lounges go, there are quite a few in Taipei, all with their own little close knit communities and design quirks. But there is one place in the east area (東區) that is unlike anything else in the city. Not only does it have a cozy bar, chill atmosphere and a range of […]

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SOHO X Marquee
By Chris | Published 2014/02/12

Want a way to start your night off right? Then you should think about checking out the NEW Marquee and SOHO on Xinyi Rd across from 101. Marquee is everything a lounge and classy restaurant should be. With a downtown Xinyi location, a swanky atmosphere, amazing house DJs, and a large bar with some of […]

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Taiwan Beer Factory
By Chris | Published 2013/11/11

Beer is the bedrock on which most societies are built. It gets us through good times and bad, helps us break out of our shell in social situations, and has led to many a relationship. Good beer, bad beer and everything in between, it’s all acceptable as long as there are friends and entertainment. And […]

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Alchemy
By Chris | Published 2013/09/03

Imagine yourself in the prohibition era. If you want to get a drink, you needed to know not only the secret location of the speakeasy, but also someone who could get you in. Back to the present, sitting hidden on the second level of another nightlife spot across from Taipei 101, there is lounge that […]

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OTS Chess Club
By Chris | Published 2013/09/02

OTS Chess Club is unlike any other club in Taipei. Here, you will find a nightlife spot that is not only more exclusive and intimate than that of the big clubs, it is also the only place you can go to hear good hip-hop that isn’t off of the latest top 20. But, despite its […]

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Primo (again…)
By TT | Published 2013/08/06

The ATT (not 4 fun) building has come a long way over the years, and has seen a few club changes come and go. Now, OTS has taken over with Phoenix and it’s probably the best iteration the venue has seen yet. A nice open bar space with room for dancing and lounging, the club […]

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Box Nightclub
By TT | Published 2013/07/26

Trying to completely reinvent itself with new decor, better DJs and a classier crowd, Club Wax is now known as Box Nightclub. This all you can drink club is one of the youngest, hippest clubs in Taipei, Box attracts many university students and expats looking to have a good time.

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Sappho Live
By TT author | Published 2013/07/16

Sappho Live, a cool, friendly, laid back music venue with the finest in jazz/blues/world music and all night jam sessions, a dance floor, and all washed down with great cocktails, selected wines and beers, and tasty bar snacks. Quiet enough to chat, dark enough to get intimate, there’s live entertainment, and cool bar staff to […]

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Pregame
By mike trends | Published 2013/05/14

We all know that Taipei has an enormous variety of bars, clubs, pubs, and other watering holes. It’s always very exciting to discover a new place to go, especially when it has a lot of character. Pregame is exactly that : a really unique pub style bar with great food, beer pong tables, cheap beer, […]

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7 Better Date Ideas (Part 2!)
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/04/14

I’ve been in Taiwan for over 3 years now and I’d like to think that I know my way around the city; places to go, restaurants to dine at, activities to do. But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that one of my great friends, Roxanne, from Yelp Taipei, approached me about finding fresher […]

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Epic Battle Day : Paintball – Archery Tag – Bubble Ball
By Chris | Published 2016/01/05

We had been dying to try out bubble ball soccer for a long time, and it had been a while since we had put together an “extreme sport” event, so we thought…”Why not just do all three?” Turned out to be a great idea.

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Adventures in Alangyi: Aboriginal Festivals and Ancient Trails
By Chris | Published 2015/10/22

There it is: that distinguishing aspect of Taiwan that is so appealing. It’s easy to forget when living in Taipei (or any of the major cities) that Taiwan is a culturally vibrant, tropical island, full of amazing things you won’t experience anywhere else. It’s the reason many of us fall in love with this island in the […]

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Top Spot for Southern Surfing: Jialeshui
By Kristine Chuang | Published 2015/05/18

If you wanted me to recommend just one place in all of Taiwan to visit, I would definitely say Hengchun. The name means “Always spring”, but I would say the weather is even more like summer, even in the wintertime, and you can almost always dress for summer and hit the beach all year round.

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Zerospace: Mystery Room
By Chris | Published 2015/04/15

Popping up everywhere from NYC to London to Taipei, escaping rooms has become quite a popular thing to do these days, not only on the internet, but in real life spaces in which you are actually locked into a room with a number of clues and puzzles and have to find your way out before […]

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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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Over the Mountains and Under the Bridge: Bungy Taiwan
By Chris | Published 2015/03/10

  The look of pure joy, that adrenaline rush, comes from jumping off of a bridge deep within the mountains of Taiwan, plummeting towards the steep valley below. Bungee jumping is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time (it’s right up there with skydiving), so I don’t know why it’s taken this […]

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Soaring Over the Sun and Moon: Paragliding in Puli
By Chris | Published 2014/10/17

Gliding through the sky over a beautiful mountain range right in the heart of Taiwan, Puli is located close to Sun Moon Lake and it’s everything you would want from a paragliding experience: Fresh air, amazing views, and lots of flight time. It’s also one of the coolest ways to take in the island’s scenery, […]

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The Scent of a Cigar
By Chris | Published 2013/12/25

Suits, scotch, leather, cigars and maybe even a little golf: Not much else would better bring an image of manliness to mind. And as men, we need a place of our own to gather and relax after a long day of work; one that doesn’t involve yoga mats, bath salts or soft music, but rather, […]

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Warpaint
By Chris | Published 2013/11/25

The enemy lines are drawing in. You muster up your courage and bravely shoot yourself out from behind a tree, running as fast as you can toward your target. You hear the sounds of “bullets” narrowly whizzing past you as you book it over rough jungle terrain, eyes on the goal. After the most stressful […]

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Taiwan Beer Factory
By Chris | Published 2013/11/11

Beer is the bedrock on which most societies are built. It gets us through good times and bad, helps us break out of our shell in social situations, and has led to many a relationship. Good beer, bad beer and everything in between, it’s all acceptable as long as there are friends and entertainment. And […]

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Taroko: Asia’s Seventh Natural Wonder
By Bridget Di Certo | Published 2013/10/04

The suspension bridge swings dramatically to the left across a wide, shallow river. To the right, a vivid and ornately decorated red gate marks the entrance to Taroko Gorge National Park – one of the seven natural wonders of Asia. As soon as you round the first bend into Swallow’s Grotto you know why. Covering […]

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Green Light House — Kaohsiung
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

House rentals take a bit more work to find in Taiwan, particularly during Chinese New Year. Luckily, my friends and I were able to find the Green Light House after some extensive Internet scouring.

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Cinderella’s Castle B&B
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

Chris, Sylvie and I were traveling all day in Yilan, and were looking forward to quiet rest out in one of the area’s many amazing B&B’s. Where we ended up was a bed and breakfast called Cinderella’s Castle… “Oh great! With a name like that, this is going to be a frou frou, princess-esq BnB!” […]

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Taitung Z Hotel
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

The Z Hotel, located in the heart of Taitung City, on the surface is a pretty typical business hotel. The design is modern and I thought it looked very nice, with a great atmosphere and style. There is a lobby, the rooms, and a dining area on the top floor….you know: the basics. But it […]

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Stay Nice Home — Tainan
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/03/01

A friend of mine posted about the gentrification of Taipei, in that people refurbish old buildings by turning them into cafes. And when I discussed this idea with Chris, he said that he liked how the southern part of Taiwan gentrified old buildings and areas in that the owners of the buildings maintained them, rather […]

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Ease Hotel – Taichung Travel
By Lewis Clark | Published 2016/02/25

The era of technology is gaining a hold of our lives every day. While we still have yet to see hover boards or flying cars, we are already very capable of turning our living spaces into super convenient, awesomely modern, fully-automated abodes. So why haven’t we?? But this hotel…OMG this hotel is so cool.

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Lighthouse Inn
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/05/04

Lighthouse Hostel (微光。宅) is the perfect example that great treasures are often hidden in unknown alleys of a city. Located near the Yanshui river and not far from Zhonghua North Road,a huge avenue with a lot of local shops and restaurants the Lighthouse hostel sits between restful beauty and the bustle on Tainan.

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Emmanuel Hotel
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/03/07

Very unlike Taipei 101, Kaohsiung’s tallest building is filled not only with offices, but also a lot of hotels. So why not stay in the place with the best view of the city? Emmanuel hotel (以馬內利) sits on the north wing of the the gigantic 85 Tower (85大樓), overlooking the majority of the sprawling city.

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Design Inn
By Chris | Published 2015/03/02

    Tainan has so many great places to stay, and often times I feel like the sense of design in the old city is actually more stylized than in Taipei. There’s a lot of new work being done on old buildings, mixing together the classic Taiwan industrial look with a very modern design. One such […]

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Taipei’s Movie Theaters
By mike trends | Published 2013/04/02

Trying to find the most convenient movie theater to you? Now you have it! Introducing Taipei Trend’s new movie link page with all of Taipei’s main movie theaters in one spot for easy reading! Central Ambassador Theatre Breeze Center 國賓影城-微風 39 FuXing S Rd. Sec. 1, SongShan 松山區復興南路一段39號 02 8772 1234 more info Broadway Cineplex […]

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Taipei Cinema Park
By TT | Published 2012/03/13

The Taipei Cinema Park (located in back of Ximending) is more than just community theater. In fact, it is one of the coolest open-air rec areas in Taipei. In addition to its free outdoor film series events, the pavilion also acts as a weekend market for indie clothes designers, a space for dance and music […]

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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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The Red House (XiMenHongLou)
By TT | Published 2011/10/12

XiMen’s Red House is a famous site for a number of reasons, from its classical architecture to its history, to its support and fostering of creative culture. It is one of the most popular landmarks in Taipei and offers a lot to do and see. In addition to providing entertainment and housing one of the […]

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