Finding Peace at the Museum of World Religions Taipei

Museum of World Religions Taipei

Museums have never really been my thing. I lived in Taipei for five years before I ever stepped foot in the National Palace Museum, one of the most important museums in the Chinese-speaking world. But I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the comparatively small Museum of World Religions Taipei (世界宗教博物館), the only …

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20 Reasons We LOVED Cinque Terre on Our Honeymoon

Our incredible honeymoon in Cinque Terre

Looking back at our unforgettable honeymoon in Italy, the Cinque Terre portion of it was definitely the highlight. If you are considering having a honeymoon in Cinque Terre, or even just going there for a romantic getaway, then you will definitely not be disappointed. Cinque Terre, or “Five Lands” is a rugged coastal region in …

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Our Unforgettable Honeymoon in Italy

Our incredible honeymoon in Italy and how we planned our Italy honeymoon itinerary

If you’re considering an Italy honeymoon or even just a romantic getaway in the boot of Europe, then we can’t recommend it enough. The romantic appeal of Venice’s canals, Cinque Terre’s cliff-hugging villages, and to-die-for Italian cuisine had us entranced before we even stepped foot in the country. Italy’s attractions include 54 UNESCO World Heritage …

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Alishan Tea: The Champagne of Taiwan Oolongs

A worker on a field where Alishan tea is grown

Taiwan’s oolong teas are so good that they have been described as the “champagne of tea.” In recent decades, Alishan High Mountain tea has stood out from the crowd as the most sought after of Taiwan’s impressive array of teas. In fact, my (Taiwanese) father-in-law, an avid tea drinker, turns his nose up at anything …

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A Food Tour of Burma Street in Zhonghe, New Taipei City

Burma Street (Mandarin: 緬甸街) goes by many names. Myanmar Street is derived from the country’s official name today, while many still prefer the Southeast Asian nation’s former name, Burma. The actual street in Zhonghe, a crowded district of New Taipei City, is called Huaxin Street (華新街), while the New Taipei City government officially goes with …

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Sun Moon Lake Tours: How to Choose the Best One for You

Sun Moon Lake Pass

Sun Moon Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Taiwan and should definitely be included on your Taiwan itinerary if you hope to spend some time in stunningly beautiful surroundings on your Taiwan trip. Below I will compare Sun Moon Lake tour options provided by two different popular tour websites, GetYourGuide and …

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Sun Moon Lake Tea: Why is it so good?

Sun Moon Lake Tea

When it comes to Taiwanese tea, oolongs like Alishan High Mountain Tea, Dong Ding, and Oriental Beauty are internationally renowned, but fewer people are aware that the country also produces some excellent black teas. While many of Taiwan’s tea growing regions do produce a limited amount of black tea, Sun Moon Lake is practically synonymous …

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An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 2 Days

So you’ve booked your trip to Taiwan, figured out the best time to go to Taipei, and you’ve set aside two days for the capital city. Good! Two full days is really the bare minimum you need to squeeze in the best of this mesmerizing, food-obsessed, traditional-meets-modern capital. I’ve been living in Taipei for over …

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