Getting Around Taipei Metro Areas without Losing Your Sanity

Getting around the Twin Taipei Cities can be a nightmare! With urban, rural and mountainous areas liberally scattered over 2300 sq. km, millions of residents and vehicles… you’d think it would be impossible to get around on public transport. Fortunately, you’d be wrong! Taipei has become a very easy city to get around on public… Read More »

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2014 Taipei Jazz Festival July 19th and 20th 2014 Taipei Jazz Festival Concerts @ Da’an Park 7.19 Sat.15:00 One Piece – Kai-Ya Chang & Singers16:30 Our Piano Trio18:00 Alan Ferber Quartet20:00 David Smith & TIJEPA Jazz Groove Band 7.20 Sun.16:30 Clockfish Trio18:00 Deng-Rong Wu with Chi-Pin & Kai-Ya Jazz Quintet feat. John Ruocco and Mimi Verderame20:00 Gilad Dobrecky Quartet Workshop @ Reykjavik… Read More »

Taiwan Startups $400 Million for New Businesses & Products

Just saw this story on Bloomberg: Taiwan Plans $400 Million Startup Fund to Drive Post-PC Tech Taiwan will open a fund with about $400 million to invest in startups to diversify the economy as its computer and electronic industries struggle amid greater competition. On the practical side of things,I came across an actual symposium… Read More »

Mary’s Hamburger / 茉莉漢堡: Reopened @ New Location

When the old location closed on Zhongshan North Road in 2012, somehow Tienmu seemed just a little less colorful to me, more suburban, than urban cool. To my astonishment, Mary’s Burger reopened further down ChungShan North Road Section 6 (Tienmu) in September 2013! I must have walked past their store several times without realizing that… Read More »

Trinity Indian Stores

If you’re into preparing Indian ingredients, this should be one to add to your collection! I’m planning a visit!

Matthew’s Choice Yogurt: Missing a little Comfort Food

Far from home, missing some decent yogurt? It happens when you’re abroad for a few weeks, months or years! And actually Taiwanese don’t really do yogurt! You can find some in the local 7-11s, supermarkets or elsewhere. But it’s either very sweet (yuck!) or really low- or (no-) fat (can’t tell you how bad that… Read More »