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Dihua Street, Dadaocheng

Your Guide To The Historic Dadaocheng Neighborhood in Taipei

A Little Background Located alongside the Tamsui River in Taipei’s Datong District, Dadaocheng (大稻埕, also known by the Taiwanese “Twatutia”) has everything a traveller could possibly want, from history to local culture, delicious food, a wharf (love those), trendy pier and plenty of shopping. Dadaocheng’s commercial past had made it into the unique cultural enclave it is today – one in which we can catch a glimpse of old Taipei in its maritime glory. During the late 19th into the...

origins of ghost month in keelung

Understanding the Origins of the Ghost Month Festival in Taiwan

When the lanterns start going up around Keelung in the summertime, you know we’re gearing up for GHOST MONTH! Ghost month? What is that? Should I be scared? Is it like Halloween? If you read the article below from Focus Taiwan, or this one from Taiwan News, you might find some cause for alarm. There’s a long list of things you shouldn’t do during Ghost Month, lest you bring bad luck on yourself or your family, or you get tricked...