Houtong Cat Village

Houtong Cat Village has been on my radar of must-do day trips from Taipei ever since I first heard about it, which was shortly after I arrived in Taipei back in January. A whole village dedicated to our feline friends? My thought process went along the lines of, “screw hiking, dramatic scenery, or indigenous culture, give me the cats, and give them to me NOW.”   So, after hopping on a train at Taipei Main station – the trip took…
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July 21, 2014

Dating In Taipei, Or Looking Around The Corner

A few months ago, I bemoaned dating in Taipei and my lack of options for finding a decent long-term relationship prospect here in Taiwan. I blamed it on my status as an expat-slash-traveller…, the kind of person
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July 18, 2014

Getting Into A Healthy Groove: What I’ve Been Eating Lately

I have a confession to make: I haven’t been eating out all that often lately. Heck, I’ve barely been eating out at all over the past couple of months, as I’ve been whipping my butt back into…
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July 16, 2014

Fantasy Ice World Taipei @ Nangang Exhibition Center

Fantasy Ice World Taipei, at the Nangang Exhibition Center, couldn’t have come around at a better time for me. After sweltering in the heat and somehow surviving it… since around the end of May, one of
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July 14, 2014

Summer In Taipei, Or How To Avoid Spontaneous Combustion

Summer in Taipei is brutal. Summer in Taipei is puzzling. Summer in Taipei often makes me wonder if I’m going to spontaneously combust into a juxtaposed burning, sticky, dripping mess, leaving nothing…
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July 11, 2014

Getting Fresh In France: French Mountain Food

Given its proximity to my home country, I haven’t spent nearly as much time in France as I should have. I was there for a week in year 8, on a school trip to Normandy; one day in Lille when I was in year 12; a…
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July 9, 2014

Leofoo Village: Rides, Culture (Kinda) & A Judgmental Toucan

Leofoo Village, an amusement park around an hour and a half outside of Taipei, called to me the moment I first heard about it. A fantasy land of themed areas, fun rides, and monkeys? It sounded too delightfully…
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