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Trip Reflections – Summer in Taipei, Taiwan

There is this saying, go with the flow and you will be with the flow. Perhaps, that shall be how I would sum up my recent 4 days 3 night trip to Taipei with a time lapse article below of images and fewer words in summary. However, this entry will be constantly updated in the coming weeks with links to some of the places that I have visited during my first trip to Taipei.

07-07-2017

07:00 SIN – TPE on Jetstar Asia

13:00 Taoyuan Metro > Taipei Main Station

14:00 Diary of Taipei Hotel, Zhong Hua Section 1
(MRT Ximen)

Shopping and Eateries around Taipei City Hall Station

15:00 Eslite Spectrum (Website)
Address: No. 88, Yanchang Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City
(MRT Taipei City Hall)

19:00 Hutong (Website)
Address: 2nd Floor, No. 22 Songshou Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City (Neo19)
(MRT Taipei City Hall)

20:00 Ice Monster (Website)
Address: No. 16, Song Gao Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan
(MRT Taipei City Hall)

23:00 G*Star Club (Facebook)
Address: Lane 21, Long Jiang Road, Taipei, Taiwan

08-07-2017

Shopping and Eateries around Taipei City Hall Station

14:00 Song Shan Cultural and Creative Park (Website)
Address: No.133, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City 11072, Taiwan
(MRT Taipei City Hall)

16:00 Breeze Song Gao (Website)
Address: No. 16, Song-Gao Rd., Taipei 110, Taiwan
(MRT Taipei City Hall)

19:00 Steak House v2.0 (Facebook)
Address: 重慶南路一段141號, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
(Near MRT Ximen)

09-07-2017

00:00 Abrazo Bistro (Facebook)
Address: No. 198, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
(MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua)

01:00 Fairy – Food & Beverage (Facebook)
Address: No.51, Ln. 308, Guangfu S. Rd., Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan
(MRT Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall)

03:00 City Star Restaurant Group – 京星港式飲茶Part1 (Website) 24 hours Dim Sum
Address: No 216, Da’an District, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
(MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua)

14:00 川湯 Kawayu Hot Spring (Website)
Address: No.10, 300 Lane, Shin-Yih Road, Taipei, Taiwan
(Alight at MRT Shipai – transfer Taxi to Kawayu Hot Spring)

16:00 Tamshui Fisherman Wharf and Lover’s Bridge (Wikipedia)
Address: 251, Taiwan, New Taipei City, Tamsui District

19:00 鮮納肚 西門店 – Stir Fry Shop (Facebook)
Address: No. 179, Hanzhong Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
(MRT Ximen)

21:00 茶覇 Pin Tea (Facebook / Website )
Address: No 13, 181 Lane, Da’an District, Section 4, Zongxiao East Road,  Taipei City, Taiwan 106
(MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua)

10-07-2017

13:00 Revel 樂福 Eatery and Juice Bar (Facebook)
Address: No 4 Da’an District, Lane 84, Section 1, Da’an Road, Taipei City, Taiwan
(MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing)

17:00 Taipei Metro -> Taoyuan Metro (Express Train) to Airport

20:20 TPE – SIN on Jetstar

Some other food places and snacks worth mentioning

Home Biscuit Cake (Facebook) – Top Left

This fruit tarts shop is not located within Taipei City. I was given two tarts – mango and blue berry; by my Taiwanese friend who met up during the trip. She got it from Home Biscuit in Hsinchu. The tarts from made fresh daily.
Address: 紅帽烘焙 Home Biscuit, 北區和福街119號1樓, 300 Hsinchu, Taiwan

Ay-Chung Rice-Flour Noodles 阿宗麵線 – Top Right

A type of local Taiwanese snack, this snack shop serves this Taiwanese dish with pig intestines. They are other variations that come with oysters or both oysters and small intestines which you can also find in the night markets around Taiwan.
Address: No. 8-1 Emei Street, Taipei Wanhua District, Taipei City

Jade Patisserie 玉香齋素食烘焙 (Website) – Bottom

While I was walking along Zhongxiao East Road towards Songshan Cultural Park, I pass by this shop selling vegetarian snacks and pastry. What attracted me into the shop was small of bread. However, the purpose of stepping in was not to buy bread, but to check out the snacks on packaged display. They have different varieties of pineapple tarts as well as Q biscuit – vegetarian floss biscuit like pastry.
Address: No. 1, Alley 2, Lane 553, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110

Verdict

I would be back in the near future for more experiences within Taiwan. This short getaway was real short one and I felt that I just can’t get enough of the food and wilderness within Taiwan.

Note: Some of the links will be updated in the coming weeks when in-depth write up of the places visited, once the posts are published.

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