Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

February 1, 2010 5

Jiufen (Outer Taiper)

By in 10: Taipei, Travel

From Taipei’s city center, we took a 90 minute bus to an excursion to Jiufen, a picturesque old town situated up on the mountain facing the ocean. Jiufen used to be a gold mining town and was at its peak during the Japanese colonization era, hence there’re lots of Japanese colonial buildings left behind. It […]

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October 29, 2009 5

Cafe Dan (Shanghai: Tianzifang)

By in 08: Shanghai, Favorite Food Entries, Travel

TianZiFang, or known as TaiKang Lu, is a labyrinth-like old residential Shikumen area that got “invaded” by artists and bobos, and is now gentrified with cafes, galleries, boutiques, craft shops and bars. One of the gems you can find in this labyrinth is Cafe Dan. I read about this place from a local free paper that […]

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October 29, 2009 2

Quintet Bed and Breakfast (Shanghai)

By in 08: Shanghai, Travel

To try out different neigborhood (and cheaper price), we moved to Quintet Bed and Breakfast, which is located at the historic French Concession area. It’s a slower, quieter and much more low key neigbborhood compare to where we were at JIA. There’re more foreigners live here too (who’re not tourist). Quintet is converted from a […]

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October 26, 2009 6

HuXingTing Teahouse 湖心亭 (Shanghai)

By in 08: Shanghai, Travel

We went to all the touristy sights on the first two days, such as Nanjing east road (yikes, it’s like Time square + 3rd street Promenade), the bund (half of it was under construction right now) and Yu Garden at the old city. After enjoying the quiet and beautiful Yu Garden, we did what many […]

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October 22, 2009 4

JIA Shanghai Hotel (Shanghai)

By in 08: Shanghai, Travel

We’re back from our trip to Shanghai and Hong Kong. We had an amazing time at both cities. In the short six days we spent in Shanghai, we stayed at 2 different hotels at 2 different neigbourhoods and had 2 different experiences. The first place we stayed at is the designy chic JIA Shanghai. It’s […]

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