Hat’s off to China Airlines! I certainly enjoyed my dalliance with them on their new non-stop service from Taipei to London. Naturally the five-hour time saving compared to the Eva route was the main reason for this, but I would also add that the facilities in Premium Economy were a notch above those of their competitor (probably not surprisingly given that it was a new plane.)
As a long-time fan of Eva, I feel like I’m committing adultery today by taking the new China Airlines non-stop service to from Taipei to London for the first time. As loath as I am on missing out on a few thousand Star Alliance air miles, the five-hour difference in flight length was enough for me to make the switch. Let’s see if I made the right choice!
Today’s national holiday gave me a chance to pop over to the Breeze Center on Fuxing North Road and poke around the HeySong Pavilion there. Continue reading Physical and digital nostalgia at HeySong Pavilion
“The calm after the storm”: otherwise entitled “The cleanup starts”. Continue reading The calm after the storm
Probably not the most sensible display to put outside a store when a super typhoon is approaching! I presume that everything was moved inside before the wind really started biting. Continue reading Typhoon Dujian
How time flies! It must be at least four years since I last visited the old gold mining town of Jiufen (九份), even though it’s only about an hour away from Taipei. Continue reading Return to Jiufen
The densely-populated suburb of Luzhou (蘆洲) isn’t exactly at the top of any lists of Taipei tourist hot spots, but the street market around the Baohe Temple (保和宮) and Yonglien Temple (湧蓮寺) does have a certain chaotic charm to it with its colorful stalls and raucous vendors. Continue reading Taipei Explorations: Luzhou
I always enjoy the traditional Chinese New Year’s Eve ritual of making offerings to the ancestors of my wife’s family before everyone tucks into dinner. Continue reading Happy New Year of the Goat!
When I was walking around Dihua Street (迪化街) on Saturday, I couldn’t help wondering whether the Taipei City government has missed a trick in its gentrification of the area. Continue reading Smart Gentrification?