Journey to Kinmen Island 金門: A Must in Taiwan

This past week I took a 3 day 2 night trip to one of Taiwan’s major outer islands, Kinmen Island. It was my first time to Taiwan’s outer islands. Kinmen is simply incredible, and has become my favorite domestic destination in Taiwan. Filled with history, tradition and true old-school Taiwanese‬ flavor and friendliness, yet fully in…

The Marriott Taipei and Garden Kitchen Restaurant

The Marriott Taipei [Scroll down if you just want to read about the food!] Taipei’s newest hotel had its soft-opening in July this year and will officially open sometime this month (at least from the last I heard). The Marriott Hotel Taipei is located in Dazhi, right by the Miramar shopping center and across the…

Taiwan: Northeast Asia’s Underrated Gem

Thought I’d share a great article written about Taiwan. Indeed a unfairly underrated destination that is too often overlooked. Yet it has so much to offer, chief among which is the food. But like the NY Times, which ranked Taiwan as the #11 place to visit in 2014, said, its urban/rural within 1 hour of…

Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake: hey all, Two weekends ago I made my 3rd visit to Sun Moon Lake in Nantou County in Central Taiwan. This is one of Taiwan’s most popular and famous tourist spots and it isnt surprising to see why. The name of the lake comes from the shape of the lake, one side…