Jiufen: A day trip from Keelung

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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

Eddie’s cafe Et Tiramisu

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Three or four years ago, the first time visited Eddie’s coffee, in the halfway, my classmate asked me suspiciously: “Is here the right area to have the coffee shop?! ” Walk into the café, took a bite on the mentioned Grilled black coffee and tiramisu, my classmate laughed and said: “Fortunately, we didn’t not skip it in the halfway, it’s … Read More

Eddie’s Café et Tiramisu

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Tucked away in the unlikeliest of places, Eddie’s Cafe is located where the old Chenggong Market used to stand before it moved to its new location. My mother used to take me shopping with her there and on Saturday evenings I attended art classes on the very same street, but I was never allowed to venture beyond its borders. Twenty … Read More

Token Food: Taiyaki at Yi 2nd Road

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Apart from buying fish at the Kanziding fish market in the middle of the night, there are many bustling “snappers” floating out of Yi 2nd Rd “Keelung Ginza” in the afternoon. From the beginning of junior high school, I went to school every day on the street, and I made it a point to buy Taiyaki at Yi 2nd Rd. … Read More

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

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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”

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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

Taiwan Street Food Treat: Dorayaki

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The Taiwan street food scene is a wonderland filled with delicious and affordable food treats that every traveler should try. They offer insight into Taiwan’s checkered history showcasing food influences from China, Hong Kong, Japan, and even France. Around every street corner in Taiwan, you will find families, friends talking, laughing and sharing street food together. Keelung’s Night Market Miaokou … Read More