If you think Tainan’s history and culture are only worth exploring during the day, then you are certainly underestimating what this historic city has to offer. To validate that myself, I spent the night of my two-day solo trip down south to experience the nighttime glamour in southern Taiwan. To my surprise, Tainan is just […]Read more "Love Note #25: Tainan’s Nighttime Glamour"
Tainan is long known for its authentic representation of Taiwanese cuisine and culture, but many have started to realize its dedication to preserving Taiwan’s architectural tradition. A tour through the historic part of Tainan can give you a clear idea why the city tops the list of must-visit places for many tourists. The antique-looking balcony […]Read more "Love Note #24: When Taiwan’s Architectural Traditions Come to Life in Tainan"
What is the one thing that most major cities around the world share? Urban parks, memorable landmarks, skyscrapers and unique skylines of their own. While it is not hard to think of a few examples to match with the first few items on that checklist, there seems to be very little discussion about Taipei’s own […]Read more "Love Note #23: The Xinyi Skyline"
To those of us living in Taiwan, the streetscapes don’t usually attract too much of our attention. Simply because, to us, it is already a deeply embedded part of our everyday lives. While discussion about the look of Taiwan’s cities and streets have been around for quite some time, the level of engagement was never […]Read more "Love Note #22: Celebrating the Diversity of Taiwan’s Streetscapes"
This is a joint post between Ketagalan Media and Taipei Love Notes. Living in a democratic country like Taiwan doesn’t seem to carry much significance these days to us. But there are rare moments when we remember: freedom of speech, and freedom of thought, are precious. This week marks the 30th anniversary of the end […]Read more "Love Note #21: 30 Years of Difference"
For an urban dweller like me, nothing soothes a drained soul at the end of a long day more than a beautiful sunset view. It’s not only a big reward after often more than 8 hours of nonstop brainstorming, but also a chance for us to really stop for a moment to appreciate a city […]Read more "Love Note #20: Sunset in Taipei"
17 months ago, a disillusioned me decided it’s time to do something to help myself regain the appreciation for Taipei city, a place that I once dreamed of building a life and career during my teenage years. I drew my inspiration from a blogging project collecting people’s love letters for Philadelphia, so I decided to […]Read more "Love Note #19: Share Your Love for Taipei through a Love Note"