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#33 – Goodbyes – Taipei (台北), Taiwan (台灣)

In this final chapter of my Taiwan trip, the feelings and experiences vividly return to me as I write the last few things I did and the goodbyes I went through.  Much like the beginning of the actual Taiwan trip,

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#32 – Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) – Taipei (台北), Taiwan (台灣)

The story of Din Tai Fung was one with humble beginnings.  The founder Yang Bingyi (楊秉彝) was actually born in Shanxi, China but moved to Taiwan in 1948 due to the Chinese Civil War and to look for any kind of

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#31 – Diabolo Army Baseball Market – Taipei (台北), Taiwan (台灣)

The Diablo.  I mean… diabolo.  Pronounced the same ok.  Diabolo (扯鈴) or commonly known as the Chinese Yo-Yo is a juggling apparatus made of an axle with two cones and spun with a string attached end to end to two

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#30 – Hot Springs – Taipei (台北), Taiwan (台灣)

XinBeitou (新北投) located in the Beitou District (北投區) is the home of Thermal Valley (地熱谷, Hot Spring Valley).  This area of northern Taipei has many high end luxury resorts and spas built around this geothermal hotspot. You see what I

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#29 – S.H.E Graduates – Taipei (台北), Taiwan (台灣)

S.H.E is a Taiwanese group composed of members: Selina Jen (任家萱), Hebe Tien (田馥甄), and Ella Chen (陳嘉樺). This extremely famous trio debuted in 2001 and I have been a fan of them ever since.  In the years prior to youtube

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#28 – Around Taipei (台北), Taiwan (台灣)

The flag of Taiwan. This was established as the official flag of the Republic of China (Kuomintang, KMT) since 1917 and used as the national flag of Taiwan since 1949.  The depicted was described as Blue Sky, White Sun, and a

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#27 – 101 – Taipei (台北), Taiwan (台灣)

Taipei 101.  One of the world’s man-made architectural feats and a symbol of Taipei. Taipei is the country’s national capital and also serves as the hub of Taiwan’s financial, cultural and tourist core.  With a city of 2.5 citizens at

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