Category: Arriving in Taipei

Jan 19
The Little Folk: A Taiwanese Tale of the Moo-Sin-A 魔神仔

The landscape of Taiwan is an imaginative place. It calls to one's creative eye and is…

Jan 15
The Fearsome Formosa Part I: A Brief Snapshot into the World of Taiwan’s Illustrious Pirates

Check out our post about Koxinga, Taiwan's "Pirate King" and Ming Dynasty folk hero.

Jan 14
Beam Me Up Nangang Park: A Foray into Taipei’s Energy Field

In the woods of Nangang Park lies a secret stone circle...

Jan 11
Charting the Seasons: A Foreigner’s (semi-true) Guide to Solar Terms in Taipei

Think of it as your broad brush survival guide to the wonderful world of Taipei…

Jan 10
A Roaring Schedule: Events in Taiwan to Mark the 2024 Year

Mark your calendars with the events and all that you cannot miss in Taiwan in 2024.

Jan 09
A City of Love: A Few Ideas for Dates in Taipei

We believe the secret to Taipei is that it is a city patiently helping and waiting for…

Jan 08
Down the Rabbit Hole: Just What is Falun Gong?

We are here to help you develop your Formosa-savoir faire, and, similar to the…

Jan 07
A Place of Good Spirits: One Writer’s Trip to Kavalan Distillery

"Come guess me this riddle, what beats pipes and fiddle What's hotter than mustard and…

Jan 06
Bubble Teas, Carl Jung, and Archetypes: What Your Favorite Bubble Tea Says About You

Let's siphon from these holy waters and begin to distill or divine your choice of…

Jan 04
Taiwan: A Burgeoning Outdoor Sports Epicenter

Taiwan could become a mecca for outdoor sports enthusiasts, and, in some ways, it is…

Jan 02
The Good, The Bad, The Unexplainable: A Segment on Taiwan’s Extraterrestrial

There's just that sort of X-files vibe, Twilight crossed with Twilight Zone ambiance…

Jan 01
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: The Wonderful World of Taiwanese Baseball

Grab your crackerjacks folks, it's time to catch a baseball game...

Dec 24
New Year’s Eve: Where to Watch the 101 Fireworks 

Pyrotechnics around the world rejoice! One of our favorite times of year is upon us,…

Dec 23
Expat Tips: How to Stay Warm During the Winter in Taiwan

A cold snap descended on Taiwan this week, resulting in weather advisories for the…

Dec 21
Crossing the Street: Tips for Foreign Pedestrians in Taipei

The rules, written and unwritten, of traffic and pedestrian laws and etiquette are…

Dec 20
Fruits by Season in Taiwan

If you enjoy fresh fruit and are new to Taiwan, get ready to have your world rocked.…

Dec 17
Visiting the Raohe Street Night Market

Living in abroad for an extended period of time, it can be easy to fall into what we…

Dec 11
The Pancakes of Taiwan: An Introduction to the Wonderful World of Bings (餅s)

Flapjack lovers beware, we are laying down the gauntlet: Asia, and specifically…

Dec 10
Best Western Supermarkets in Taipei 

There are a wealth of stories out there about foreigner purchasing faux pas in foreign…

Dec 04
Apps for Traveling in Taiwan

Traveling in Taiwan is convenient and a great deal of fun, especially if you are using…

Dec 01
Places to Workout in Taipei

Here are some ideas and resources to get you started on your workout journey in Taipei.

Nov 27
Embassy and Consulate Resources for Foreigners in Taiwan

Living in Taiwan and need to get in contact with your country of origin? We can point…

Nov 25
Arriving in Taipei: Traveling from Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City

Arriving in a new place can be nerve-racking even for the most seasoned traveler. This…