I love visiting Taiwan whenever I get the chance. It’s usually over the holidays when I have time off, but this year I decided to visit before Thanksgiving. The weather is best this time of year. It’s a tropical island so there’s always rain, but it’s least around the November time frame. (I still say this knowing that they encountered a typhoon right before I arrived.) Also, the weather has cooled off a bit and it’s not as humid and hot as it is over the summer.
Even though I’m from Taiwan, I’ve only visited a handful of times since my family moved to the states. With that said, there’s always something new for me to explore and discover each time I visit. This particular visit, my aunt and cousin took me to a town not too far outside of Taipei known for their culture, history and beautiful lantern filled alleyways. It’s called Jiufen. I highly recommend visiting this city if you have the chance to go out and explore, and definitely stay until after the sun sets so you can see the lights turn on. It becomes this magical place lit by hanging lanterns. It’s breathtakingly beautiful.
I’m a pescatarian and I didn’t have any issues finding food that met my dietary restrictions. Taiwan is known for their delicious food and night markets. You’ll be spellbound by their cute and polite culture.
Speaking of spellbound, I brought along my Spell & The Gypsy Collective Babushka Boho Maxi Gown and Lack of Color Montana Stahl Hat so I could bring some bohemian flair into the mix. Let’s just say I stood out like a sore thumb, but I loved every minute of it.
If you EVER get the opportunity to visit Taiwan…do it. Don’t even think twice. I promise you’ll be captivated by everything it has to offer and go back for seconds. Happy Sunday everyone!
Photographed by my talented and beautiful cousin, Yu Shiun Huang