COFFEE GUIDE IN KEELUNG

posted in: Eat & Drink 2

Taiwan as a small island surprises all the time. Everyone is telling about amazing food – I agree! However I want to talk about coffee because I found out taiwanese coffee scene very well developed.   Why am I writing about coffee? I used to own a cafe in Europe for several years so you can guess that I’m passionate … Read More

Keelung from a Scotsman’s Eyes

posted in: Day Trips 0

Similarities in Faraway Places It is a rare wintry sunny morning in the oft rainy port town of Keelung. I ascend the rooftop of Keelung For A Walk, sticky aromas of coffee and cigarettes clinging around me as I gaze upon the hills that cradle the town and welcome in the sea air. The morning sun graces us with her presence like an … Read More

Jiufen: A day trip from Keelung

posted in: Culture, Day Trips 0

Jiufen is one of the most touristic spots in Taiwan and a must visit place for many travellers. It is barely 15 km away from Keelung and you can easily get there by bus in around 50 minutes (Bus number 788 stops right in front of Jiufen’s Old Street). Another great option is to rent a car or motorbike for … Read More

Watch the Harbor at a 2F Chung Cheng Road Spot: LOKA Café

posted in: Eat & Drink 0

Being a Keelung “ke-á kid” when I was a child (Ke-á means “street” in Taiwanese, and Keelungers refer to it as the downtown area covering the Keelung Train Station, the Miaokou area, the  No. 31 Bridge, and the area surrounding the Tianliao River), I had no impression of Chung Cheng Road until the time when my mom and I found … Read More

Meander Around the Hillside and Meet “Shalom Café”

posted in: Eat & Drink 9

Shalom Café is located on a small hillside called “Little Beitou” in Keelung. Little Beitou, according to chief of village Wen-An Mr. Lee, used to be a place for public departments, not houses, in the early days. As for the origin of the name, there is a saying that, no matter the terrain, the houses along the hillside in the … Read More

Market X Café: Mini Market Café, Way Cup Café

posted in: Eat & Drink 1

Keelung is famous for its delicious local cuisine, but another thing you might want to know about the city is the growing café culture. It’s probably more far-spread than you had imagined! The habit of drinking coffee comes from the Japanese colonial period. It’s considered a fashion to have drinks at a café due to Western influences, and now it … Read More