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10 Spectacular Things to Do in Taipei

Wondering What the Best Things to Do In Taipei are? As world travellers, we perhaps shouldn’t be too biased. One thing you learn when travelling the globe is that no country is perfect; every country has its beauty and its problems. However, we can’t lie and say we don’t have a favourite country in the …

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The History of Bubble Tea + How to Make it at Home

Taro Balls and Tea  A rich, milky, thick cup of tea, filled with dark spheres of squishy, chewy pearls. That is bubble tea! You may have wondered, while you chew the chewy dark bubbles found at the bottom of the sweet and slightly bitter black milk tea, who came up with this one? While stories …

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10 Amazing Day Trips from Taipei – Explore Taiwan

Are you ready for some great day trips from Taipei? Taipei is a fantastic city, and one that deserves to be explored to its fullest. It’s one of our favourite cities on Earth, vibrant, rich, and full of life. The people are passionate, kind, and full of love. Part of the beauty of Taipei is …

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Five Best Book Cafes around East Asia

Explore East Asia’s Amazing Book Cafes For so many of us, there’s nothing more soothing and warming than relaxing in a cosy cafe, nursing a coffee, and losing hours to a thrilling novel. There’s something about a cafe atmosphere that enhances the experience of reading, making a memory of the experience. And that goes double …

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8 Taiwan Tattoo Artists to Check Out Now

It’s no secret that we at Books and Bao love Taiwan. It might be our favourite country. Taiwan is a hotbed of art that celebrates literature, film, and visual arts in all their glory and with real gumption and fervour. Taiwan loves art and we love Taiwan. Tattoo art, likewise, is big in Taiwan, as …

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6 Books to Read Before You Visit Taiwan

Learn about Taiwan in these fascinating books Taiwan is the most enigmatic country in East Asia. It’s constant legal and political struggles with China have been upsetting and frustrating to watch, but its close cultural and artistic ties to Japan have somewhat counterbalanced that. What can be said for certain (besides the fact that Taiwan …

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The Best Things to Do in Taiwan (in 34 Photos)

The wonders of this island nation off the coast of China are almost too much to be described (hence the photos) but here’s a little background. Taiwan, as it exists today, was first modernised by the Japanese during fifty years of occupation which ended with World War 2. After that, the nation was populated by …

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Video Post: Taiwan Beyond Taipei – Misty Lakes, Taoism, and Bubble Tea

We loved every moment of Taiwan and while we didn’t quite get to see everything we wanted to – there’s so much to do! We’ve left some wonderful things to do for when we return. We’re already planning our next trip to Taiwan. In the meantime, check out a few things we did when we …

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Explore Jiufen and Shifen: Have a Spirited Away Day Trip

Taiwan holds a multitude of delights; whatever kind of traveller you are, be it a hiker, a foodie, or a history buff, there’s something incredible waiting in Taiwan to be discovered. It’s here ready and waiting for you. In the earliest planning stages of our Taiwan itinerary, there was one place that was firmly on …

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