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How and Where to Get Tax Refund in Taipei Central Station

Foreign travelers to Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) can advantage of the government’s sales-tax (VAT) refund system if they spend more than NTD$2000 in a single shop on the same day.  Although Taiwan’s VAT rate is only 5%,  the savings can be quite substantial if you are buying big-ticket items like electrics or home […]

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豪品味冰品 – Dessert Shop in Shilin Night Market for Snow Ice

After endless walking and snacking in Shilin Night Market (or have it at 忠誠號蚵仔煎 if you are lazy like me), it’s time for some desserts.  Just a few steps away is 豪品味冰品, a dessert shop that not only has fresh fruit juice but desserts as well.  The first floor is mostly for ordering, there are […]

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忠誠號蚵仔煎 – Popular Restaurant in Shilin Night Market

Thanks to Taiwan variety shows, Shilin Night Market is one of the most famous night market in Taipei.  Many people come to Shilin Night Market to sample the different Taiwanese snacks.  If you want to sample of the popular Taiwanese snacks without having to elbow your way around throngs of tourists, I recommend 忠誠號蚵仔煎 (蚵仔煎 […]

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Yong-Kang Beef Noodle – Michelin Bib Gourmand Beef Noodles in Taipei

For some reason, Taiwan is famous for beef noodles. 8 beef noodle restaurants made it into the Michelin Guide Taipei 2018 Bib Gourmand Selection.  Out of the 8 beef noodle restaurants, Yong-Kang Beef Noodle is probably the most famous, having appeared in various Taiwanese variety shows.  I have been to Taipei quite a number of times […]

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魚丸伯仔 – 70 Years Fishball Shop in Jiufen Old Street

Jiufen was a Japanese mining hub during the Japanese gold rush during World War II. It has now become a tourist attraction where Taiwanese and foreigners like to visit on a day trip from Taipei.  Jiufen Old Street is the main street in Jiufen, packed with teahouses, street-food shacks and souvenir shops. Let me introduce […]

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三寶大腸麵線 (Taipei) – Mee Sua Restaurant with 30 Years History

三寶大腸麵線 originated from Kaohsiung and there is one outlet in Taipei. It has been around for more than 30 years.  Located in Wanhua District, it is not a place tourists will frequent and only locals will know about this place. As the name suggests, 三寶大腸麵線 specializes in mian xian, which is also commonly known as […]

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Klook 4G WiFi Router – Easy Pick Up and Stable Connection

As a travel blogger, staying connected to the internet while traveling is of utmost importance to me. I need to be able to check and reply to any comments on my social media and email in a timely manner. I have no sense of direction, especially in a foreign place, Google Map has saved me […]