This page contains links to entries about my travel experiences in Taiwan.
Areas to stay
While I have visited Taipei a number of times, my understanding of the different neighborhoods is somewhat limited. Here are some of my notes on my experiences:
- The Da’an neighborhood is especially upscale and offers many large departments stores and malls, as well as interesting neighborhood sights. There is plenty of good eating in this neighborhood.
- The Ximen neighborhood features lots of smaller shopping, boutiques, and a pedestrian-only shopping district. The concentration of gay pubs is also here, near the red fort.
- The Jhongshan neighborhood to the north of the downtown airport has lots of malls, entertainment centers, and office parks. It also features the Dajia and Meidi riverside parks, which offer a beautiful place to ride your bike, walk, or jog.
Food and Sights
Dining in Taipei: Kiki Restaurant
This most recent trip to Taipei marked my third time dining at Kiki Restaurant. Kiki Restaurant serves very good Szechuan-inspired food in a pleasant setting with attentive service. Read more…
Dining in Taipei: Boîte de Bijou
I visited a cute little patisserie on AnHe Road in the Da’An district, just across the street from Far Eastern Plaza mall. The first visit was fantastic. The second visit was a disaster. Read more…