Category: Taiwan

Ghost In The Shell: chasing ghosts in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

This week saw the release of Ghost In The Shell, a live action Hollywood remake of the classic (1995) Japanese anime movie (itself based on the original manga by Masamune Shirow). The casting of Scarlet Johansson in the lead role caused some

Posted in Hong Kong, Japan, Movies & TV, Music, Taiwan, Tokyo

Taipei Night Market Guide

Taiwan‘s night markets (夜市, yeshi, pronounced “yeah she”) are popular with locals and tourists alike, and you should definitely try to visit at least one while you’re there. Every night market is a good place to sample lots of different Taiwanese

Posted in Food, Taiwan

Snake Alley, Taipei: Then and Now

Snake Alley is an infamous covered shopping arcade attached to Taipei’s Huaxi Street Night Market (華西街夜市, Huaxijie Yeshi) which was notorious for prostitution (before it was outlawed in the 90s) and is known for being the place to go if

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This week’s hike – Yinghe cave temple

Hiked up to this awesome little temple built into a cave under a waterfall in south Taipei. Full hike report coming soon!

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