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

Keelung at night: The 8 spots for a walk

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A harbor city makes for great entertainment when it’s dark. Here are our recommendations when you visit Keelung at night.   Maritime Plaza Keelung’s heart and soul. Watch the eagles soar, the boats drift in, and the bright neon lights at night. A great spot to relax, eat and watch the world go by before visiting many of the city’s … Read More

Intrepid Travels: 6 Must Visit Spots for a Daytime Walk in Keelung

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It’s not always sunny in Keelung but if you catch a nice day: Here are the 6 must-visit spots to visit during a daytime walk.   YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum This museum is much less scientific than the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology. Exhibits (in Mandarin and usually English) include a section dedicated to fishing villages … Read More

Keelung Night Market: Cheap Eats

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Keelung Night Market If you’re planning to visit Taiwan, do yourself a favor and head across to Keelung to try one of the famous night markets across Taiwan. An hour bus rides or a 45-50 Minute Local Train from Taipei and bam! You’re in the downtown area close to Keelung Night Market. This spans across three blocks, that includes clothing … 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

Taiwan Street Food: 10 Reasons to Visit Keelung

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Without being biased, the number one reason to visit Keelung has to be the Taiwan street food! Below is a list of some of the other great reasons to come and enjoy this city. 1. The Taiwan Street Food The food here is cheap and delicious. Taiwan street food. dumplings, noodles, soups, seafood, steamed buns, sweet things, savory things. Many … Read More

Keelung Food: Being a happy vegetarian eating in Keelung

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Vegetarians: Taiwan is your country!   Before coming here I never would have guessed the abundance of vegetarian restaurants on this island. But thanks to Buddhist and Taoist teachings of non-violence and compassion, we have plenty to choose from. Interesting fact: most of these restaurants don’t use the ingredients onion and garlic because they can cause physical excitement and would, … Read More

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