Getaway Brigade

You know how your sushi always comes with a little glob of powdery green wasabi? You know how you sometimes put a little too much on your sushi and it sends a rush of cold fire up your sinuses, rendering you a helpless shell of a person? I’ve got bad news for you: that stuff...

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Tamsui Market

A woman calls out from behind a small cart she is pushing through the crowded street. A young boy following her rings a bell that pierces the night air. Makeshift retail shops—nestled beneath worn canopies and made from every kind of material—line both sides of a crowded street. The heavy heat from the day has...

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Kenting is two things to me—the first is that because of its annoyingly weird romanization (the true Chinese pronunciation is more like “kun-DING”) the name looks like it was stolen from a sleepy English town or something. The second is that it was the location of one of the most picturesque getaways we’ve had yet....

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Hello? Anyone there? Apologies for the lack of posting as of late—as it turns out, traveling is tiring and blogging on the road is hard. Bryce and I have, collectively, several thousand photos from our Taiwan trip to go wade through, so that’ll take some time. In the mean time, though, here are some beautiful,...

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Last week I spent a few days in Tamsui (淡水, also spelled Dansui, Danshuei, Tamshui, and all permutations thereof) and totally loved it. Even though it’s technically part of Taipei (in fact you can get there by riding the Taipei subway’s Tamsui line all the way down), it has a totally different vibe from the...

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