All posts tagged: taipei 101

SOLO ADVENTURES IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Have you ever been lying in bed at night and thought, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Because, same. Cue: Me booking a trip to Taipei, Taiwan four days before departure. Initially I was going to stay at home during winter vacation but got fed up with bone chilling winter weather. With the help of my brother and sister-in-law, they told me to book a ticket and fly to the land of beef noodles and red bean buns. This wasn’t the first time I’ve stepped on the soil of Taiwan. I travelled throughout the country with my father, aunt, and uncle two years prior, which you can read about by clicking HERE, HERE, and HERE! This time around I stayed at an Airbnb called The Comfy Cave which was perfectly located (quiet area but still central) and cozy AF, plus the host was an American living in Taipei and gave great suggestions on things to do, see, and eat. If you’ve never used Airbnb before, save $25 on your first stay by clicking HERE. Since this was …

TAIWAN | PART 2

HAPPY FIRST POST OF 2016! I am aware that I’m running a fair bit behind on my blog posts but I’m back/hoping to catch up with my own life/I missed you. Have you read Taiwan part 1? Do it, do it now. This outfit below was one of the comfiest I wore in Taiwan. The sun was blazing each day (average 30 degrees) so there is nothing like a good pair of Nike sneaks and a breathable, cotton dress from Urban Outfitters. First thing in the morning we made our way to a little community called, Jiufen. It’s a small town in north Taiwan and features quaint streets and the best view of the Pacific Ocean. I also made some furry feline friends along the way. Next stop, Taipei 101! Not only is it the tallest building in Taiwan but it holds the Guinness World Record of the fastest elevator, ever. It’s no joke. It took approximately 40 seconds to get from ground level to the 89th floor and when you reach the top you have …