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Taipei Let’s Go

Let me take you on a trip around the twin Taipei Cities of Northern Taiwan: Taipei City and New Taipei City (formerly Taipei County). I have lived in one or other of these cities for nearly 20 years now, and found a lot to offer both visitors and residents, like myself… Welcome to Beautiful Taipei, this is something… Read More »

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 transport alone. The… Read More »

Buying bitcoins… at FamilyMart!

https://taiwanease.com/en/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13184 Buying bitcoins… at FamilyMart! Yes, it’s possible! Posted from WordPress for Android

Taiwan Startups $400 Million for New Businesses & Products

Just saw this story on Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-15/taiwan-plans-400-million-startup-fund-to-drive-post-pc-tech.html 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 that explains what… 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 it was the… 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 is!)… Just occasionally,… Read More »