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Travel Taipei 2016 (Part 1): Huashan 1914 Creative Park

I’ve been visiting Taiwan almost every year cos I love the concert culture there and it’s a comfortable and familiar place for me and my hubs.

Of course, we stayed at Airbnb again. I LOVE this apartment.

It’s a relatively close 5 mins walk from Zhongxiao Fuxing station, has excellent wifi, a comfortable bed, a washer-dryer that works wonders, plus very clean and affordable at $80+ per night.

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There’s also a small cooking area that I didn’t take a picture of cos nothing fancy there.

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We had sandwiches for breakfast…

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Strolled along the streets…

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And here’s the agenda for the day: Huashan 1914 Creative Park!

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Similar to Songshan Creative Park, there’s many cafes, shops and cultural exhibits here.

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There was a local arts fair going on and look at all the zakka items!

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These are awfully cute but we don’t need them, so I only took pictures.

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I just love handmade stuff.

In Mandarin, we say this adds 温度 (temperature) to the items, which essentially means adding a warm touch to otherwise commercial products.

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An absolutely adorable shop selling all kinds of wooden toys and lifestyle products:

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Cup and coaster sets with little figurines sitting on them; Serving up some kawaii with practicality.

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There’s also a cafe serving small bites and desserts inside.

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This is primarily a bookshop…

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But also a cafe. I love how they added flowers on the ceiling, kinda whimsical, isn’t it?

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An idea that I want to try with Oliver some day…

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We then departed from Zhongxiao Xinsheng to Taipei 101.

There’s a No Face gallery going on!

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I was really tempted to use the UBike to cycle to Jimmy’s Moon bus just for fun, but we walked instead.

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I’ve told you about Jimmy’s illustrated books in my last post to Taiwan and in case you’re interested, you can check out more of his exhibits in Yilan here.

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If you’ve read my old posts, you would also know this is the restaurant I’ll visit every time I come to Taipei.

Kiki restaurant!

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Just for this dish: 苍蝇头~

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We ended the night shopping at Wufenpu, which is the closest night market near our apartment~

Taipei 2016: Day 2

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