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New Year's Eve Celebrations in Taipei
Qin Jia Bing Dian 秦家餅店
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New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Taipei

New Year's Eve Celebrations in Taipei

If you told me earlier this year I was going to ring in 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan I would have asked you, “Why?”. Afterall, Taipei isn’t really on a lot of people’s radar unless you have family in Taiwan or have a longer than usual layover to some other destination in Southeast Asia. But in the past […]

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Top Instagram Photos of 2016

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You might have seen a few of the people you follow on Instagram post their best nine photos or most liked photos. Well, you can too! Just go to https://2016bestnine.com, type in your Instagram username and in a few minutes you’ll have your own collage like this: Come and travel down memory lane with me! 1. […]

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Qin Jia Bing Dian 秦家餅店 in Taipei

Qin Jia Bing Dian 秦家餅店

A variation of scallion/chive/spring onions/green onions/leeks pancakes, steamed buns, dumplings, European-style baked goods, etc. are sold literally on every block in Taipei! But we had to hunt down these specific ones from @HungryinTaipei’s Instagram feed. Trust me when I say, it was a scavenger hunt because it was our first time in Taipei and neither […]

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All of the Ways to Say and Have A Merry Christmas

All of the Ways to Say and Have A Merry Christmas

I’m not a religious person, but I’ve been fortunate to witness how the Christmas season is celebrated in Portugal, Spain, and Taiwan this past month. The majority of Portugal and Spain’s population are Catholic so Christmas decorations are the norm along with markets, sales and tree lighting ceremonies to kick of the season. But here […]

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Happy Birthday, My Overly Caffeinated Foodie

Happy birthday to my food and coffee obsessed partner, Jo-Jo. I’ve asked him his favorite places from home and travel this year, and this is what he said: 1. Bangkok, Thailand LEK & RUT SEAFOOD เจ้าแรกเยาวราช in China Town, you eat on the street as traffic zips by.     2. Brooklyn, New York Frankel’s […]

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A Long Layover in Madrid

A cup full of Meringue Meringue's Number 1 Fan Bubbles at Plaza Mayor Found a sweets and chocolate Christmas Market Jardines De Sabatini in Madrid, Spain Tinto y Tapas, A delicious place to eat and drink. Hip Flat in Madrid's Malasaña Neighborhood Refuges are welcome at Plaza de Cibeles

There are way too many things to see, eat and do in Madrid but with only three full days in this lively city, we did just enough to plan a return visit. It was my first visit, so please take a touristic view of the city with me! Mercado de San Miguel If you come […]

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