Tag: Taipei

Coffee Naps

The “naps” in the name is because you are supposed to feel so comfortable you’ll want to take a nap. It certainly feels like sitting in a living room and the comfy seats are very…

Futai Street Mansion in Taipei

Futai Street Mansion

In yet another renovation success story, Futai Street Mansion (臺北撫台街洋樓) has reopened it’s doors to the public in a phoenix-like rebirth. There are not that many historic buildings left in Taipei what with wars, natural…

Shopping for Tailor Made Clothes

When you think of getting custom made shirts or suits, Hong Kong often springs to mind. However, there has also been a long tradition of tailoring here in Taiwan, with many shops in Taipei around…

Urban Hiker Redux: Fuyang Park to Hsin Hai MRT

One of the interesting things about moving abroad is the newness of everything–the mundane, everyday tasks we take for granted back home, say dropping off dry cleaning or calling someone to fix a leaky toilet,…

Shopping for cameras in Taipei

Shopping for Cameras

A shopping experience often depends on the store and the staff who serve you. This is especially true when buying a camera as the amount of money involved can be substantial (see below for a…

Dali Exhibition

The big businesses in Taiwan seem be increasingly interested in promoting the arts, which can only be to our benefit as the current Salvador Dali exhibition proves. The exhibition is on now at the Chiang…

Urban Hiker Redux: Elephant Mountain

Note: The Urban Hiker contributed this article to Taiwan Ho! in 2003. While some things may have changed (please see endnotes), Elephant Mountain remains a wonderful urban hiking destination a decade later. Arguably, July is…