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
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
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
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
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
Hi everyone. This year my family and friends are going to Taipei, Taiwan! It will be our first time there. We are extremely excited! Taiwan is one of the biggest foodie paradise! All the night market and food stands. I can’t wait! Taipei, Taiwan is our first stop before we head to Japan. To plan… Continue reading 2016 Taiwan-Japan Trip: Taiwan List
Seriously, when spring & summer comes around my heart flutters and I just want to prance around the fresh produce aisle and try to eat all the different type of fruits and vegetables that I can set my eyes on! Now that summer is coming to an end soon…I’m freaking out! Not that my Moleskine Recipe… Continue reading Must. Eat. All. The. Fruits!