Looking for a shopping destination? If you are into shopping clothes and are on a budget, then here’s a recommendation for you. Wufenpu is a whole district with small shops selling different kinds of fashion, usually a lot cheaper then the department stores. It’s also located near to Raohe Nightmarket, and a nice spot at the riverside, here is Homey’s half-day-trip suggestion for you!Continue Reading "Go Crazy Shopping Clothes in Wufenpu!"
You like Comic Art? Manga? Marvel? Then here’s something for you! The 2019 Taiwan Comic Art Festival will be held from Sep. 24 to Oct. 23. And of course, Homey Hostel is taking part in it!Continue Reading "Taiwan Comic Art Festival in Homey"
As you may already know, winter in Taipei is not that cold, but you do need to bring an umbrella with you! So after a humid hot summer, be prepared for rainy days (or weeks) winter months. But no worries, there’s still a lot you can do even in winter. Here are some rainy day tips for you!Continue Reading "Winter in Taipei? 5 insider things to do on a rainy day"
Les Différents parcours de randonnée autours de Taipei Vous venez d’arriver a Taïwan, et résidez actuellement à Taipei sa capitale, vous appréciez l’ambiance, le style, le côté pratique, ainsi que toutes les activités que cette ville peut vous offrir. Mais en bon amoureux de la nature ce dont vous avez besoin c’est aussi de promenade, de randonnée au coeur de la nature et des forêts. Pas d’inquietude! Taipei dispose de tout ce dont vous avez besoin en la matière. Ici je vais vous lister 3 randonnées…Continue Reading “Randonnée et remise en forme à Taipei”
Prior to arriving to Taiwan, I have lived in Portland, Oregon. Portland is well known for their micro-breweries, upon arriving to Taipei, Taiwan, I was eager to delve into their own world of craft beer. The most well known of Taiwan beers, is of course ‘Taiwan beer’ lager style, but it doesn’t stop there, about a half-hour from homey hostel by taking the green line to Da’an district, 23 Public craft brewery offers a variety of lagers, ales and cider. Here at homey we offer…Continue Reading “Taiwan’s Exclusive Craft Beer Scene”
The essential kit to survive Taipei Every modern city have their own system and rules. Although they may be similar to the ones in your city, they are definitely not the same. There are a few thing that everyone must have when in Taipei. 1.Easy Card First in the essential kit to survive Taipei is probably the most important item of them all; EASYCARD. You can use your easy card to do many things in Taipei: You can pay for groceries, fast food, pretty…Continue Reading “The essential kit to survive Taipei”
Join a social group in Taipei Unless you are traveling with family or friends, traveling in a foreign country can be very lonely and sometimes alienating. I guess Taipei is no different. My suggestion to join a social club in Taipei came out of my own situation. It was very reassuring to be able to connect with people that have the same interest as I do. In my case it was writing but it could be anything. Here are a few options available: Meetup.com…Continue Reading “Join a social group in Taipei”
Grocery shopping! Although Taipei is really cheap when it comes to food. If you plan to stay longer than a few days and would like to do the cooking yourself from time to time, it’s important to know where to shop and to know the different options available to you. 7-11 was always going to be first on the list. It is the most common and most popular convenience store around. They differ in sizes so you can find more or less the same in…Continue Reading “Guide to grocery shopping in Taipei”
One of the biggest reasons people come to Taipei, apart from visiting is that they are trying to study Chinese, our very own Homey hostel, is full of students(me included), hoping to become fluent in the artful tongue that is Chinese. I will list the four best ways you can use once in Taipei to make the most of your studies. 1. Go to school This is the most common and best way to study Chinese. It is also a big help if you come…Continue Reading “Study chinese in Taipei”
Maokong Maokong mountain is one of many mountains in Taipei. The mountain is riddled with tea houses, you can taste the tea that was grown on Maokong itself as you rest after completing a long trail. The views and wildlife will not disappoint as they are in abundance. So put on your most comfortable shoes and make your way there. Like every mountain, it is possible to go up Maokong by hiking from all the way down, but most people use the famous gondolas. …Continue Reading “Maokong”