Taiwan, Travels

Taroko Gorge National Park – Hualien, Taiwan

Has it been a week since I’ve been back in the States. Yes. It has. Everyone I knew in Taiwan had gotten sick and I had managed to avoid it at all costs (thanks to Costco vitamins I think). But, I had a feeling, an intuition, that the 12 hour flight back to LA was… Read More Taroko Gorge National Park – Hualien, Taiwan

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Lost in Taipei…Literally

I will be honest and admit that I wasn’t initially excited for this trip to Taiwan. I had so much going on with work and life that a last minute trip to Taiwan seemed more tedious than anything. I texted Cdj after I landed in Taipei airport feeling defeated for whatever reasons being back. His… Read More Lost in Taipei…Literally

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Mr Goose (revisit to 2nd location) – Hualien, Taiwan

I consider Hualien my second home here in Taiwan. It’s become a routine to visit Hualien whenever I come back. This trip was no exception. I didn’t have many expectations other than to eat really good food while I was there. My mom and great uncle had a few surprises for me which I’ll share… Read More Mr Goose (revisit to 2nd location) – Hualien, Taiwan

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Mr. Goose (2nd location) – Hualien, Taiwan

Sometimes the literal translation of a name/phrase/word makes me laugh. Mr. Goose is a popular restaurant in Hualien and they specialize in, well, goose. The restaurant name, when said in Chinese, sounds so formal to me. Almost like, Sir Goose. Or you’re politely calling an animal ‘Mister’ or ‘Sir’. I’ve been to Mr. Goose on… Read More Mr. Goose (2nd location) – Hualien, Taiwan

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Tresors de la Mer (@Addiction Aquatic Development) – Taipei, Taiwan

Our adventure at the Addiction Aquatic Development led us to Tresors de la Mer which is a sit down Japanese restaurant at the Taipei Fish Market. There’s no sit down sushi area inside Addiction Aquatic Development so my mom insisted we try Tresors de la Mer which is located to the right of the charcoal… Read More Tresors de la Mer (@Addiction Aquatic Development) – Taipei, Taiwan

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Addiction Aquatic Development (Taipei Fish Market)

We took a late train from Hualien back to Taipei. I only had a few days left here in Taiwan so my mom was making the most of it. One of those surprises was an excursion to Addiction Aquatic Development in Taipei. Now I know you might be laughing at the name and wondering if… Read More Addiction Aquatic Development (Taipei Fish Market)

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Kazoku – Hualien, Taiwan

To say that I’m making each moment count here in Taiwan is an understatement. Jet lag can’t even stop the time I’m memorizing with my mom and grandma. I haven’t been sleeping much, not just because of the time change, but mostly because the three of us stay up talking and laughing until well after… Read More Kazoku – Hualien, Taiwan

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1010 Hunan Cuisine – Taipei, Taiwan

I’ve been settling in Taipei just fine. We leave today for Hualien so I’m excited about the familiar faces I will see. I still have jet lag and it doesn’t help that sis tries to facetime me when it’s 2am here (‘oh, oops, sooorrrrry’ was her apology but then we ended up talking for 30… Read More 1010 Hunan Cuisine – Taipei, Taiwan

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Xiao Long Bao expedition (I’m in Taiwan! + family ramblings) – Taipei/Taichung/Hualien, Taiwan

The last few weeks have flown by hasn’t it? I’m not even sure how it’s even 9/10/2013 today. I feel like I’m in some sort of time warp b/c I was just here in Taiwan less than 3 months ago – and here I am today – in Taiwan – AGAIN. The weather here is… Read More Xiao Long Bao expedition (I’m in Taiwan! + family ramblings) – Taipei/Taichung/Hualien, Taiwan

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Fullon Hotel (AYCE lunch buffet & Beautiful roof top pool/spa + Mom story) – Hualien, Taiwan

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I’ve blogged. Totally not me as I’ve always been consistent. And I always checked out fellow blogger’s sites everyday or every night. But life got ‘busy’ I guess – I’ll explain that probably in the next post… So mom and I were obsessed with trying out… Read More Fullon Hotel (AYCE lunch buffet & Beautiful roof top pool/spa + Mom story) – Hualien, Taiwan