Taipei nights are warm, buzzing with the rush of scooters and workers returning home on foot, shops thronged and brightly lit and multicolored neon lights flashing above the glass booths of the “betel nut girls”, bored-looking ladies in skimpy clothing who sit by the roadside selling betel, Taiwan’s indigenous stimulant which is chewed and then spat out, leaving red blood-like stains on the footpaths. 71 more words
Taiwanese singer Joanna Wang.
Taipei is home to quite a burgeoning cafe scene, with lots of cute little places serving OK (if not quite-Melbourne standard) coffee and names like “Mother’s Mouth”, “Emptiness of Cats”, “Kafka by the Shore” (Murakami reference!) and my favourite, “Eat Shit and Die is Not Allowed”. 33 more words