Eight Taiwan Lantern Festivals (that aren’t the one you think)

In Chinese, Yuánxiāo jié means Lantern Festival, and while most visitors associate the term with the town of Pingxi (which has turned the annual event into a year-long cottage industry), in fact the festival is a specific happening meant to denote the end of the annual Lunar New Year’s festival.

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Interview with Hey Taipei Author Kathy Cheng

Taiwan Scene spoke to Kathy about her blog, Tricky Taipei, her new book Hey Taipei, and about traveling in Taiwan with a baby.

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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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Seven More Questions asked on Quora by the Taiwan-Curious

This month, Taiwan Scene answered a few questions on Quora, on subjects ranging from food, booze & beer to travel, language and history.

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Bubble Milk Tea and Beyond in Taiwan (part two)

Our epic quest to sample the best and most unique teas and blended beverages in Taipei continues in part two of Bubble Milk Tea and Beyond in Taiwan.

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Michelin star-studded summit in Taiwan serves up mouthwatering cuisine

Taiwan Scene interviewed with two of the ICSA2018 participating Michelin-star chefs, Italian Umberto Bombana and Taiwanese Kai Ho.

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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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