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

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

First Impressions

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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 lackluster comments about the town from some Taiwanese friends, I had a completely different expectation from the reality. Once I got here, … Read More

Market X Café: Mini Market Café, Way Cup Café

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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

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