A Taiwanese-Style Western Breakfast in Keelung

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Keelung Food: A Harmony of East and West Have you ever wondered, what is a Taiwanese-Style Western Breakfast? Todat I found out. The eatery looked just like a typical local restaurant, until I noticed from the menu that the Keelung food served was actually Western-style. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. I ordered the set meal of spaghetti, a fried … Read More

Visit Keelung: After Spending Some Time in Keelung…

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It was my first time to visit Keelung. Keelung surprised me. I never expected the tourism in this area to be so advanced. The city is well-connected with the nearby Taipei through various shuttles that run regularly until midnight, but it is also extremely easy to get to its beautiful neighboring areas. I never imagined to find so many buses … Read More

First Impressions Of Keelung By An Italian

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Busy and crowded streets, cafés and bakeries everywhere … a month ago, when I first arrived in Keelung (also known as Jilong), I never expected to find this. Because of the poor images found on the internet and lacklustre comments about the town from some Taiwanese friends, I had a completely different expectation from the reality. Once I got here, … Read More

Keelung Port: Keelung’s Deep Connection to the Harbour and Marine Life

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The first thing that struck me upon reaching Keelung was its harbour. It is there that Keelung’s heart can be found. Keelung Port is one of the largest in Taiwan. The city’s events and tourism have a strong bond with the harbour, and so does everyday life. Everything here is connected to or is somehow reminiscent of the sea: the … Read More

Baimiwong Fort: Watching the World Change

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20 minutes from Keelung City Bus Station, I get off the mini 301 bus next to a bunch of shipping containers and head up a narrow road. I’ve headed out for the day to explore the remains of Baimiwong Fort. The Google Maps directions are a little sketchy, and there’s not really any walking route up the steep hill. I … Read More

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