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Taipei is the capital of the Republic of China (Taiwan)


the world’s tallest building  from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010

Day 1

“How do you say hello in Chinese?”

“Ni hao.” Carl said, his eyes focused on the road.

“Knee how,” I repeated. “Where do we live?” 162 more words

Taipei, Taiwan

Wasn’t expecting much from this as the travel sites did not list masses of things to do in Taipei, or all of Taiwan for that matter. 951 more words


It dominates the Taipei skyline and dwarfs every other structure as far as the eye can see. It towers over a city that boasts very few buildings over even 10 stories tall. 94 more words


Four Beasts

Nah, I don’t need to follow my directions.

I wandered towards Taipei 101, the iconic building that consistently serves as a directional landmark while traipsing around the city. 640 more words


In xiao long bao heaven!

No trip to Taiwan would be complete without a stop at DIN TAI FUNG (DTF), a brand that is synonymous with Taiwan and xiao long bao (xlb for short).   440 more words