Taipei City Hall Station 市府轉運站

After being a victim of my own stupidity as I may have accidentally left my wallet in the train station or (some say) a pick pocket victimized me, I really don’t know but safety really depends on us so lesson… Continue Reading

Taiwan: Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

Hailed as Taiwan’s biggest outdoor night market, one can easily get lost here at Shilin Nighmarket and it was fun to get lost here! I started my exploration as I alight from the Jiantan station (劍潭) of the Taipei MRT.… Continue Reading

Taiwan: Ketagalan Cultural Center 凱達格蘭文化館

Long before the Chinese migration and the Japanese colonization of the island, Taiwan was first inhabited by Austronesian immigrants who traveled the seas of southeast Asia and discovered Taiwan formerly known as Formosa.   The museum tells the story of… Continue Reading

Taiwan: Millenium Hot Springs 千禧汤

Early during this century the Taiwan government opened a public hot springs resort in Beitou. The entrance fee is affordable about NT$40 for the general public to enjoy this gift of nature. On it’s opening day the president of Taiwan… Continue Reading

Taiwan: Beitou Hot Springs Museum 北投溫泉博物館

During the Japanese occupation one of the best things that they gave to Taiwan (in my opinion) is the Hot Springs culture that a lot of people enjoy now-a-days. Through time Taiwan’s adapted to this culture and a good place… Continue Reading

Taiwan: Beitou Thermal Valley 北投 地热谷

It is the hottest part of Beitou (北投) that you can access, some call it Sulfur Valley, Hell Valley but it is much more popularly and is officially called as Beitou Thermal Valley (北投 地热谷). Thermal Valley is a park… Continue Reading

Taiwan: Lung Nai Tang Hot Springs 瀧乃湯

Taiwan's oldest japanese style hot spring

Lung Nai Tang is Taipei’s first and probably the only remaining  Japanese style public bath in Beitou. When Japan occupied the island they also imparted to the people their Onsen culture but of course they don’t call it Onsen there.… Continue Reading

Taiwan: My 48 Hours In Taipei (Part 3)

I was alone on a subway in this unfamiliar land but it felt so comfortable as if I have been living in it for quite sometime. I alighted at Taipei City Hall Station and looked for a public phone, my… Continue Reading

Taiwan: My 48 Hours In Taipei (Part 2)

They say be careful of what you wish for because you just might get it, barely five hours since we have landed in Taiwan I was living the trip as I have imagined it to be. I woke up on… Continue Reading

Taiwan: My 48 Hours In Taipei (Part 1)

It was about past 5:00 PM and my pocket only has Php 1,600.00 (US $30), it wasn’t even enough to pay the travel tax at the airport. “Bo Ruach Elohim” I whispered a prayer in the air asking for divine… Continue Reading

Moalboal: The Road To A HiddenParadise

In life we all search for meaning, a purpose. And in the journey to search for this meaning we get tired. Our souls then search for a special place of refuge to rest our souls. I was on a bus… Continue Reading

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