Steve McCurry at the Museum of Contemporary Art

You will know Steve McCurry because of one of the most iconic photos of the 1980s, that of an Afghan refugee girl which appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1984. Although this photo…

Taiwan Internatinal Orchid Show

Taiwan International Orchid Show

Being a sub-tropical island, Taiwan has an incredibly rich and diverse range of flora, including to my mind the most magical of flowers, orchids. In addition to the indigenous varieties, orchids are grown on an…

Badouzi Station

Badouzi Station – platform to the northeast coast

Badouzi Station, huh? What is it good for? Absolutely… well quite a lot actually. A History in Coal Badouzi (八斗子) is an area on the north east cost close to Keelung (Google map). It is…

100 Taiwanese dollars


Cash is still king in Taiwan, though credit cards are accepted in ever more places The currency in Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Most establishments do not accept US dollars or other currencies,…

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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…