Always Try the Noodle Soup, Part One: Taiwan

Ask anyone who’s travelled abroad and they’ll probably be able to give you a tonne of travel tips. From packing one’s suitcase to finding cheap accommodations, every traveler has something to say about pretty much everything. But there’s one rule I follow above all others.

Psychic Octopi and Knife Massages: Taiwan’s Museum of Alien Studies

Nestled in the narrow alleyways of Taipei, the Museum of Alien Studies is an institute that claims to be studying alien artifacts and wisdom for the betterment of the human species. And if that doesn’t pique your interest, you can always get a knife massage.

The Midnight Snack Attack: Taipei’s Unbeatable Night Markets

Some of Asia’s best attractions open up after everything else shuts down. In the Taiwanese capital of Taipei when the sun sets and the street lights buzz to life, things are just getting started for an impressive number of insomniac shoppers.

Red Candles in the Dark: Longshan Temple is One of Asia’s Best

Deep in one of Taipei’s buzzing night markets, surrounded by street vendors and scooter filled streets is one of Asia’s most stunning temples. It’s not the biggest or the oldest, but it might just change the way you see temples forever.

Skip Taipei 101: Elephant Mountain Has the Best View of the City

For a few years, Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world, so many people heading to the capital of Taiwan head to the observation deck to get a view of the city. But a short hike up one of the city’s mountains will give you better views by far.

Asia’s Invisible Nation: A First Look at Taiwan

There’s a small island nation in Asia that never gets enough attention from travellers, expats, and the world at large. Maybe because it’s not technically a nation at all. Taiwan has a lot to offer, and anyone making a trek around Asia ought to give it a second look.