All posts filed under: Taipei Guides / 導覽

The Best Hair Salon in Taipei: Where to Get a Haircut and Balayage in Taipei

You know how I always complain about how the number one question I get when visitors – especially of the ABC variety – come back for the holidays or for extended visits is: “Where should I party in Taipei?” and then I wrote a post about it? I lied – the number one question I get asked […]

Taipei Nightlife Guide (Updated for 2017)

Taipei nightlife has this devil-may-care, nonchalant vibe, and it’s something I look forward to returning back to, no matter how far I’ve wandered afield. I wouldn’t call it varied; I wouldn’t call it sophisticated, but whether I’ve been in Stockholm, Dubai, or Hong Kong; seeing the neon glow of Taipei at night is not just fun, […]

Must-see Taiwanese, Chinese and Hong Kong Films

I just discovered East Asian cinema (sadly, this is not an exaggeration), and since then I’ve been rippin’ through movies – and my kitting has benefitted – like madwoman. I’m ashamed to say that prior to these past half-year, the only Chinese-language film I’d watched was 那些年,我們一起追的女孩 (You Are the Apple of my Eye). 超丟臉. Rough Translation: FUCKIN’ […]

The Guide to: Applying as a Foreign Student in Taiwan

I am graduating soon – from a university in Taiwan. Never in my little philly cheesesteak eating, car-owning, YAH-‘MERICA existence did I think this would happen; as with most great tings in life, it wasn’t really part of the plan. But I am part of what seems to be a growing trend – my mother constantly hauls my reluctant ass to […]

The Guide to Cost of Living in Taipei

So as I’ve been scouring the Internet for more resources on digital nomads & free-lancing life, I’ve come across a copious amount of ‘cost of living’ posts for every digital nomad hotspot under the sun. (Chiang Mai, Thailand seems to be one of the top places to be if you’re travelling free-lancer). That got me thinking about how […]