PRIDE, Healing and Taiwan’s LGBTQ Community: A Conversation with Olivia Wu

Taipei continues to grow its reputation as a city of welcoming visitors from the global LGBTQ community by the tens of thousands. One of the earliest spots in the city to fly the rainbow flag community was Taipei’s Love Boat Shop.

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A Tale of Three Tea Shops

Taiwan is about tea, and to say that Taipei is filled with tea shops would be an understatement indeed. From Xindian to Tamsui, Nangang to Tucheng, every avenue and neighborhood in Taipei offer a plethora of shops selling tea.

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Eight Taiwan Sporting Events Serious Athletes Need to Know About

From cycling races to marathons, surfing to triathlons, Taiwan is increasingly becoming known for its sporting events. Taiwan Scene looks at eight unique annual events that put Taiwan on the sporting map.

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Gods Rush In at the King Boat Festival

A swath of fireworks exploded simultaneously. The drums began banging together, joined by gongs and cymbals. A thousand balloons were suddenly released from a spot on the southern end of the beach as people clapped. The drumming stopped. Those still possessed began to come out of their trances, all at once, and reverted to being human. Red sashes were shed.

The Thousand Year Grandfather had arrived!

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Seven Taiwan Night Markets Everyone Needs to Visit

Getting slightly less attention were the 36 establishments awarded Bib Gourmand distinction, ten of which are humble stalls from several of Taipei’s famous night markets.

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Indigenous Culture, not Food, is Taiwan’s Top Tourist Attraction

Robbins, who hails from Los Angeles, is an expert on Taiwan’s indigenous peoples. In 2005, she set up Tribe-Asia, a website that features indigenous handicrafts and cultural tours to indigenous communities.

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Driving in Taiwan: What Every Visitor Needs to Know

Folks looking to explore the breadth and depth of greater Taiwan will find no more efficient mode of travel than the humble rental car.

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Eight Amazing Ways to Celebrate New Years in Taiwan

Taiwan Scene explores eight ways to spend the holiday in Taiwan.

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First Dawn Flight, Tribal Rites and Beautiful Taitung: A Unique Way to Spend New Years in Taiwan

There are plenty of ways to experience New Years in Taiwan, but few will wind up being as unique, epic and culturally enlightening as a full day tour incorporating a private sunrise flight.

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