Homey’s Neighborhood

The best things to see and do right around Homey Hostel!

The Best Cafés Less Than Two Blocks Away Part 1: Sit-Down Edition

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a mission to drink coffee at every café within two blocks of Homey Hostel. Now, a two block radius doesn’t seem that large… I mean, how many cafés can be less than 500m away? 10 at the most right? To my surprise, I discovered that there are …

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鼎王麻辣鍋 Ding Wang Mala Hotpot, Taipei

My friend Selena, who recommended and booked for us recommended Ding Wang Spicy Hotpot (鼎旺麻辣鍋). She said it looks fancy, famous, good, affordable and quiet for us to enjoy proper hotpot dinner. So I decided to go there together with my local Taiwanese friend, Oliver.  There are actually two Ding Wang’s! Ding Wang, with the name in Romanized …

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Why is Taiwan #1? Hair Heaven! Traditional Taiwanese Hair Salon

Kindness is drought level worldwide. Except in Taiwan. It’s abundant here. Taiwanese people take it on themselves to show you, the foreigner,  their country as if they were official representatives.  While they’re probably more friendly with foreigners than fellow natives,  their kindness goes a long way. My latest experience with this high-level kindness was in …

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