25 Awesome (and weird) Things to Do in Ximending Taipei

Things to do in Ximending Night Market Taipei

Step foot in Ximending Taipei (西門町台北) and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been teleported to Japan. That’s why people call Ximen, officially the “Ximending Youth Shopping District,” the “Shinjuku of Taipei.”  You may also see it written as Ximen market, Shi-men Ting night market, Ximenting night market, or Xi Men Ding night market. …

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The Spiritual Art of Knife Massage in Ximen, Taipei

Chinese knife massage in Taipei, Taiwan

I’m navigating my way though Ximending, a shopping paradise for the young and trendy, to find Light Program Red House. Olivia Wu, an acquaintance of mine and also certified practitioner of knife massage (dao liao or刀療) and I Ching (yi jing or 易經) divination, has invited me to experience an ancient Chinese knife massage in …

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Ximending Food: Best Street Eats, Drinks and Restaurants

Where to eat in Ximending Taipei

Wondering where to eat in Ximending, the funkiest neighborhood in Taipei? You’ve come to the right place! While researching my article on weird things to do in Ximen, I found there were so many awesome Ximending restaurants, street foods, and drinks that they deserve their own guide. Ximending is also considered one of the best …

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55 Unmissable Things to Do in Taiwan: The Ultimate Taiwan Travel Guide

Welcome to my Taiwan travel guide, covering all forms of travel to Taiwan!

Taiwan is a small country that packs in a seemingly unlimited number of awe-inspiring experiences, from the towering skyscrapers of Taipei to the isolated aboriginal tribe of Orchid Island. It’s no wonder that the once little known destination is seeing ever-increasing tourist numbers. Here I’ve compiled 50 of my favorite things to do in Taiwan, …

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50 Unmissable Things to Do in Taipei: The Ultimate Taipei Travel Guide

A super detailed Taipei travel guide for planning all types of travel to Taipei

Taiwan’s bustling, vivacious, food-loving capital has something for everyone. Whether you will travel to Taipei to indulge in the city’s complex history, creative arts, traditional temples, unrivaled nature, or perhaps you just eat your heart out at world-renowned night markets, this city’s got you covered. Having called Taipei home for over a decade, there’s no …

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The Best Time to Visit Taipei City: An Insider’s Guide

A detailed guide to the best time to travel to Taipei and best month to visit Taipei

If you’re wondering, “When is the best time to visit Taipei,” I’ve compiled this article to answer exactly that, based on my 10+ years of calling the Taiwanese capital city home. This article is a Taipei-focused version of my more general when to visit Taiwan guide. Below, you’ll find links to individual articles I’ve written …

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