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10 Easy Day Trips from Taipei (And How to Get There)

Taipei is a fantastic city, and one that deserves to be explored to its fullest. Part of the beauty of Taipei is its proximity to a range of other amazing locations that will suit every kind of traveller. The easiest way to get to Taipei is by flying in to Taipei Songshan Airport (you can easily access the rest of the city by subway or bus) or by high-speed rail from...

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Spirited Away with MyTaiwanTour: Explore Jiufen and Pingxi

Exploring the Beautiful Island Taiwan holds a multitude of delights; whatever kind of traveller you are, be it a hiker, a foodie, or a history buff. 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 there: Jiufen (roughly meaning ‘ninth moment’ and pronounced jo-fun). The first we...

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Video: A Week in Taipei

Join us for a Week in Taipei These are just a few of the wonderful things we got up to before we headed south from Taipei. This city captured us in ways we never expected and we’ve certainly put on a few pounds due to the delicious food. If you liked this video, subscribe to our new Youtube channel! We’re going to be updating our Taiwan and Taipei posts...

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Explore the Food Capital of Asia with Taipei Eats Food Tours

Our first food tour was in Osaka, Japan. The experience proved to be the most exciting and detailed way of getting to know the culture of the city quickly, and so we have vowed to include a food tour (or a cooking class like the one we did in Seoul) in every new city we visit.  Our latest stop: the food capital of Asia, Taipei. We were over the moon to have booked a...

Competition Time: Asian Literature Giveaway

Welcome to our Giveaway! Time for some book love and our first giveaway. One lucky reader will win the five books below. These are some of our favourite books  and we’re so happy to share them. To enter just sign up to our mailing list below. We don’t send more than one email a month so no spam (we promise). Share this post and tag us @booksandbao on any...

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Scales of Injustice by Loa Ho: Champion of the Downtrodden

Scales of Injustice by Loa Ho | Translated by Darryl Sterk Living in twenty-first century Korea, the animosity levied against Japan by much of the population still holds true today, even amongst many young people. This animosity of course stems from Japan’s occupation of Korea from 1910 to 1945. Such hostility is arguably understandable, but one article that appeared...

May/June 2018: New and Exciting Asian Fiction

Welcome to our new bi-monthly run down of the newest books coming out of Asia. There are some really great books out soon and we’re excited to share them with you. Full reviews of several of the novels below will be coming out shortly so sign up at the bottom for notifications and be the first to receive the July/August list. The Last Children of Tokyo Japanese...

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The Stolen Bicycle: an Intimate Journey through Taiwan

Wu Ming-Yi is Taiwan’s most celebrated author, and at the time of writing, only two of his novels have been translated into English (The Stolen Bicycle, and The Man with the Compound Eyes). Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2018 (alongside Han Kang’s illustrious The White Book), it’s certainly my hope that the acclaim this book is bound to shower him...