Taiwan Photo Diary: Part 2

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The second half of our Taiwanese adventure was no disappointment! My conclusion? Come for the food; stay for the relaxation. Taipei may be known for its serene hot springs, but its friendly, hospitable inhabitants are truly what make this city the peaceful environment that it is. 

Speaking from a New Yorker's perspective, I was blown away by the level of kindness that is shown by the Taiwanese people. I can assure that any of you who make the trip one day (and I highly recommend you do so), you will be greeted with a smile, always.


A Traditional Taiwanese Breakfast
The Taiwanese do not joke around when it comes to breakfast. It's all about carbs on carbs, and I'm not complaining. Many refer to Yonghe Dou Jiang as the "Pancake King", as its traditional Taiwanese pancakes cannot be matched. The soy milk in Taiwan is not to be missed in the morning either. It is the freshest I have ever had!



Honey Toast at Dazzling Cafe
We skipped lunch and went straight to a honey toast dessert with no regrets. I don't know how the Taiwanese do it, but this dessert hit the spot without giving me the feeling of ten new cavities. Our recommendations: Hazelnut Chocolate Honey Toast and Lava Chocolate Crispy Toast.



Elephant Mountain Hike
This hike is an absolute must when making a visit to Taipei! Most tourists will venture up to the Taipei 101 observatory, but I say save your money. The Elephant Mountain hike will give you incomparable views that include the iconic Taipei 101, all free of charge. Plus, it's an excuse to take in more calories once you're done!



Ningxia Night Market
Some of the coolest things about Taipei are the energetic night markets that will have you in a food coma in minutes. Ningxia is one of the largest in terms of food selection, so bring an empty stomach and an open mind. Some of our favorites were the takoyaki, roasted skewers, and the strangest-looking but tastiest fruit, the sweet apple.


 I hope you have enjoyed these snippets of our Taipei trip! Stay tuned for photos from Korea, and follow along on social media in the meantime!

32 comments

  1. So many beautiful photos.
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  2. What a wonderful place! It's now been added to my "Places I want to go" list!

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    1. Taiwan was awesome! You must go someday!

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  3. Everything looks amazingly delicious! That takoyaki photo makes me really crave some right now :)

    Erica
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    1. Oh my gosh, the takoyaki was delicious!

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  4. Amazing pictures my dear! Food looks so tasty :-)

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  5. Amazing pics, Taiwan must be such a cool place!

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  6. Taiwan is such an amazing destination and your pictures perfectly captured its beauty!
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  7. seems like you had an amazing time. Your post looks delicious!!

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  8. I want to go to Taiwan sooo badly!! Looks like you had a delicious trip!! Can't wait to see your photos from Korea!

    Tina
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  9. Beautiful pictures, so colorful and full of life.
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  10. Beautiful pictures, so colorful and full of life.
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  11. From food to nature and architecture... Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing!

    Paulina

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  12. Amazing photos! Everything looks so beautiful - from the views above the city to the food :))

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  13. these photos are so stunning and their foods looks so delicious <3

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  14. omg!!! that night market!!! i miss that with asian countries! :D

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  15. lovely pics :)

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  16. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.


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  17. More fantastic photos from your holiday. The Dazzling Cafe is so cute & girlie. I love it. Also, the photo you got of the stone laid stairs is amazing. Hand placed I bet, from so many years ago. Still jealous.

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  18. I haven't been back to Taiwan since I was a little girl and I've been dying to go back. Even as a kid, I remember how delicious the food was and how lovely the people were :) Love your photos from this lovely country!

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    1. The food was absolutely amazing! Hope you get to visit again sometime soon :)

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  19. Sumptuous food to look for in Taiwan.
    I want to go there :(

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  20. Thanks for sharing my dear! Hope one day to visit ! xo
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  22. Wow, it looks incredible - especially the food!

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  23. nice post :)

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