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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Jiufen & Shifen in Taiwan

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Jiufen & Shifen in Taiwan

There's a character to this preserved mountain town that's unlike any we experienced in Taiwan. It's a character you can appreciate in its architecture, its tight alleyways, and of course, in its food. If you're looking to visit Shifen and Jiufen on your next trip to Taipei, then I hope this guide can help you plan your trip.
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9 Creative Art Parks & Museums to Visit in Taiwan

9 Creative Art Parks & Museums to Visit in Taiwan

Taiwan's creative parks are basically arts and design venues. They're like museums or galleries that are less formal and more urban and gritty in feel. They feature rotating exhibits in various creative fields like photography, illustration, film, animation, product design, and furniture design, perhaps even music and performance art.
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12 Night Markets and Food Streets to Visit in Taiwan

12 Night Markets and Food Streets to Visit in Taiwan

When I think of Taiwan, I can't help but think of night markets. They're synonymous with the country and an integral part of Taiwanese culture. Ren and I travel for food so we can't visit this island without going to at least one night market. And it doesn't matter if it's our first or fifteenth trip either. Our Taiwanese experience would never be complete without it.
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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Hualien, Taiwan

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Hualien, Taiwan

Just a day after our tour of Taroko Gorge and we were already talking about coming back. There's so much natural beauty to be found here that the two days we spent in Hualien felt hardly enough. But as breathtaking as Hualien is, it wasn't just its natural beauty that resonated with us. We fell in love with the atmosphere too, and its vibe.
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Taiwanese Food Guide: 57 Things to Eat in Taiwan and Where to Try Them

Taiwanese Food Guide: 57 Things to Eat in Taiwan and Where to Try Them

We spent a full two weeks eating our way through Taiwan and it's many night markets. We visited Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Hualien, Tamsui, Jiufen, and Taipei. We tried as many dishes as we could and in the process reconfirmed what we had gotten a taste of almost four years ago – Taiwan is a magnetic country with a rich, vibrant, and storied food culture.
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