Eating Yum Cha in the Grand Hotel in Taipei

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Grand Hotel, Taipei

What’s the one thing you have to do when you visit Taipei? Eat yum cha, of course. Earlier we had tried to eat at Din Tai Fung. Taipei’s most famous yum cha restaurant which its Hong Kong branch has been awarded a Michelin star since 2010. Continue reading “Eating Yum Cha in the Grand Hotel in Taipei”

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In the footsteps of Chiang Kai Shek, Taiwan

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial

I could see why the Portuguese in 1554 named Taiwan the ilha formossa ‘beautiful island’ when they  first spotted what is today known as Taiwan. Green mountainous terrain flourished as we drove towards Taipei the capital city surrounding the highrise buildings in a blanket of forests.
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