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

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