Dressing for the weather in Taiwan

It’s been said that Taiwan has two seasons: Wet, hot summers and cool, damp winters. This, of course, is an oversimplification that fails to take into account the difference between northern and southern Taiwan, our fair island’s many micro-climates, a deceptively charming sounding plum rain season, a spot-on sounding typhoon season, global climate change, and other factors beyond the scope of this humble article designed to help you pack for your upcoming Taiwan visit. So let’s keep it simple, starting with a few basic and usually reliable generalities about Taiwan’s climate:

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Herban Kitchen & Bar: A Western Vegetarian Oasis in Taipei

We headed to Herban Kitchen & Bar for a meal and a chat with owner Marco Henry Lapka about vegetarianism, veganism, and the pros and cons of Taiwan’s meat-free

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World Renowned Triathlete Couple Takes-On Challenge Taiwan

Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae and her husband, 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships winner, Tim O’Donnell sat down with Taiwan Scene.

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Taichung in a Day: An Exploration of Taiwan’s Central City

Taichung is quickly emerging as a sort of Taiwanese Chicago, an unpretentious working class town with deep historical chops, a serious art and culture scene, and an unusually quirky vibe.

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A Dozen Things Worth Doing in Taichung

Located right in the middle of the Taiwan’s western coast, Taichung is a quick train ride from either end of the island and offers a serious art and culture scene and some great options for activities and snacking. Check out Taiwan Scene’s 10 Things to Do in Taichung.

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Taiwan’s Top 10 Soup Dumplings

Xiao long bao, or little dragon dumplings, generally top anyone’s must-try in Taiwan food list. Though there are many places to get great soup dumplings around Taiwan, we think these are the ten best

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Taiwan votes against LGBT equality, but all is not lost

This weekend saw Taiwanese citizens go to the polls to vote on five referendums of great historical significance to the global fight for LGBT equality.Three of these referendums were worded in opposition to LGBT equality, while two were worded in support.

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Ringing in Taiwan’s Hot Spring Season in Guanziling

With the weather finally cooling, we headed down to the hot spring town of Guanziling, famous for its fresh air, muddy hot springs and excellent coffee.

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A conversation with Andrew Zimmern

The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern talks to Taiwan Scene about Taipei’s expanding culinary scene, the Michelin guide, must-try Taiwanese foods and must-visit Taipei restaurants.

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Goats and Gas Masks at Taiwan’s Hell Kitchen

Taiwan Scene Editor in Chief accompanies German TV company Maximus to Uncle Sheep Restaurant in Chiayi to watch it’s own make the world’s best goat hot pot!

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