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Custom Jiufen Tour Giveaway

  Custom Jiufen Tour Giveaway I am happy to announce that Round Taiwan Round is giving 3 of my readers a FREE custom Jiufen Tour. Jiufen is a foodie paradise made famous by Hayao Miyazaki’s movie Spirited Away. I’ve mention in my Jiufen post that a great way to explore Jiufen is to also bundle a couple of other… Continue reading Custom Jiufen Tour Giveaway

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2016 Taipei Taiwan: Traditional Chinese Breakfast, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall & Garden

On day 6, Sunday, the main attractions we planned to check out are Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple, and Ximending shopping district. It will be another long day of walking. Let’s do this! Ding Yuan Soy Milk (鼎元豆漿 Dǐng yuán dòujiāng) First, I was really excited to find an authentic hole-in-the-wall traditional Chinese… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Traditional Chinese Breakfast, Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall & Garden

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2016 Taipei Taiwan: Pingxi & Shida Night Market

After Jiufen we headed to a  place called Pingxi (平溪 Píng xī) to set our wish-written lanterns into the sky. Every year there are several lantern festivals here in Pingxi. The sky is lit by thousands of lanterns with messages to love ones, prayers, and wishes. It is a magical sight that I still have… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Pingxi & Shida Night Market

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2016 Taipei Taiwan: Jiufen

The third place that the driver took us to after the big seafood lunch was Jiufen (九份 Jiǔ fèn). This place is a cultural foodie paradise! Jiufen is a small town northeast of Taipei. It takes a little over 45 minutes to get to from Taipei. Jiufen, historically known as Chiufen, was a gold mining… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Jiufen

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2016 Taipei Taiwan: Yehliu, Taiwanese Fruits, & Seafood

Okay, I officially cannot feel my feet and I have been passing out as soon as I hit the bed at night.  The night before, I was talking to my sister in her room and the next thing I remember was waking up and saying “Why am I still here?”. Signs of a weary traveler!… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Yehliu, Taiwanese Fruits, & Seafood

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2016 Taipei Taiwan: Taroko Gorge

The next day we woke up really early to go to Hualien which is the city that houses Taroko Gorge. Taroko Gorge (太魯閣 Tàilǔ gé) is situated on the east side of Taiwan and it is about 3.5+ hours train ride from Taipei. It is a must-see destination. There are many guided tours and if… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Taroko Gorge

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2016 Taipei Taiwan: Beitou, WuFenPu, Songshan Ciyou Temple, & Rainbow Bridge

First full day in Taiwan felt like two days in one. My itinerary didn’t seem that ambitious but turns out there were a lot too see, eat, and do. Here is what happened… 1. Breakfast: Liu Mama Rice Balls (劉媽媽飯糰 Liú māmā fàntuán) – these are glutinous rice balls that are stuffed with fried cruller (youtiao), pork sung… Continue reading 2016 Taipei Taiwan: Beitou, WuFenPu, Songshan Ciyou Temple, & Rainbow Bridge