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”

How to go to the national park called Kenting from Taipei. There are many ways to make your way to the Hawaii of Taiwan. It is a long ride as both places are at the extremities of the country, but the scenery is definitely worth the journey. In order for you to arrive in Kenting in the best way possible, let me breakdown the different ways you can take reach it. Without further ado, the first mode of transport for Taipei to Kenting is: 1….Continue Reading “Taipei to Kenting”

Amongst many things, Taipei is known for its hot weather. With temperatures very often passed 30 degrees, it is useful to know what to do under the sweltering hot sun.   First of all, any soul brave enough to go through a hot day in Taipei deserves an ice cream and what else than Ice Monster for some shaved ice. Head to Da’an district to taste their myriad of flavors; mango, strawberry, kiwi and more. Head to their website to find out more.   After…Continue Reading “What to do on a hot day in Taipei”

Dadaocheng Wharf   Two years ago Dadaocheng wharf was not a place many people associated as pleasant, it used to be deserted and full of mosquitos, but now things have changed. It is a great riverside park. It has everything, from fast food to vending machines, and endless benches by the water to take someone special on a romantic date or just friends or even alone. For those who love a good workout, there are a few basketball courts, tennis courts, and bars for those…Continue Reading “Dadaocheng Wharf”

Oolong tea experience at Homey       You haven’t really traveled to Taipei if you haven’t done some sort of tea experience. Within so many activities tea tasting is one of my favorite things to do at Homey Hostel. Usually served by our very own Jeffrey (photographed above) the experience includes not only tasting but a whole detailed session explaining how it is served. Lucky for you dear reader I have the whole process here for you. Follow this step by step and you…Continue Reading “Oolong tea experience at Homey”

Things to do around Taipei main station Taiwan is a great example of the old meeting with the new. It isn’t uncommon to see a temple facing a mall, pagoda roofs towering above apartment buildings. Taipei is no exception to this, it’s probably where that happens the most since it’s the capital and probably the most modern city in Taiwan. This is why we will use Taipei main station as our central point of focus.   Q Square Mall Is the first thing to around…Continue Reading “Things to do around Taipei Main Station”

Taipei short term rental

10 things I love about HOMEY HOSTEL   1.Location, Location, Location Have I mentioned the location? Homey is perfectly situated. A minute away from the vast Taipei city mall, 10 minutes from Taipei main station and its vast shopping area. There you can find local and international brands (if you’re already homesick) more food than you could possibly taste. I would personally recommend the Hujiao bing (pork buns) they’re so good people queue for them, but then again people queue for most things in Taipei….Continue Reading “10 things I love about Homey Hostel”

Taipei short term rental

You just arrive in Taiwan and you’re looking for a Taipei short-term rental? You are thinking to stay in town for a while but do not want to pay an arm and a leg for a hotel room? You are looking for a Taipei furnished apartment but you will not stay long enough to sign a year-long lease? Whether you are a student in Taipei for an internship or a working traveler who wish to explore deeper our tremendous capital, finding a suitable temporary accommodation…Continue Reading “Why book a Taipei Short-Term Rental at Homey Hostel”

Looking for a place to experience the nightlife in Taipei and party all night long? Offering an awesome nightlife scene, one thing is for sure, Taipei has plenty of places to keep you entertained. Whether by its atmosphere, the type of music, its decoration, the drinks offered or the clientele (students, locals or foreigners), each club and bar that we present in this article is unique. Various theme nights or events are organized in clubs and bars like the famous Ladies Nights which takes place every…Continue Reading “Nightlife in Taipei: 7 Best Nightlife Venues in Taipei”

Taipei is filled with endless new retail shops, local markets and shopping malls. What these entrepreneurs share is an interest in seeking a quality way of life, and the differences in their findings can be seen in what they sell. While shopping in Taipei for souvenirs to bring back home, don’t forget to chat with the shop owners. their vision and unique insight will tell something more about the brand and their products! In Taipei, while design stores showcase immense creativity of the younger generation,…Continue Reading “Shopping in Taipei: 10 favorite places to go! – By Homey Hostel”