Tag archives for Taipei

I Heart My City (in the Summer)

The first official day of summer is fast approaching (for the northern half of the world, at least), so we thought we’d kick the season off right with a special edition of I Heart My City. Here are 20 summer must-dos recommended by “I Heart” contributors in 20 cities around the world.

Zen and the Art of Bicycling

While riding a sleek bullet train in Taiwan recently, where the towering Taipei 101 skyscraper stands as testament to the country’s economic bustle, I never expected that a mere hour of cycling would locate me in a living, breathing haiku: a physical experience that occupies a brief moment in time, but, though simple, presents a great depth of experience.

I Heart My City: Stephanie’s Taipei

Stephanie Hsu, who hails from New Jersey, relocated to Taipei on a “winter-break whim” and has never looked back. She now spends her days studying business at National Taiwan University and blogging about the place she calls home on her website, The Thousandth Girl. Here are a few of Stephanie’s favorite things about the city The Wall Street Journal’s China bureau described as “Asia’s answer to Portland, Oregon.”

Painting the Town in Taiwan

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Is graffiti always urban blight? Not in Taiwan, where officials are betting on street art as a force for tourism.

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip.

Taipei Day-Trip Tips

Former Traveler researcher Emily Haile spent the past summer and fall in Taipei studying Mandarin, and she vividly described many of her Taiwan adventures in her blog, The Travel Telegraph. I came along vicariously on her excursions, and here are some of my favorites within an hour or so of the capital: 1. About 20…

Bird Watching in Taiwan

Traveler alumnus and Travel Telegraph blogger Emily Haile is spending the next several months in Taiwan, and she sent us a note from her new home. Before I left home, I looked on Flickr for some photos of Taiwan and was immediately captivated by the photographs of John&Fish. When I arrived in the city, I…