[PHOTO] Taiwan: Potato Twists

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION Ahhh yes, Shilin Night Market (士林夜市). Among my friends, it’s probably one of the most frequently recommended destinations for anyone visiting Taipei. And definitely for good reason too. Despite the crowded alleyways that seem like huge labyrinths for people like me unfamiliar with the area, it’s enjoyable to seemingly get lost among the hundreds of stores and vendors that line the market, selling everything from your favorite Taiwanese street food, to…

[PHOTO] Taiwan: Rush Hour

By Benjamin Dunn PHOTO CAPTION I remember during my childhood I used to have a deep fascination with trains and even had dreams of operating one someday. Whenever I saw a train while on the road, my parents would immediately pull over to the side just so I could watch it pass for a minute or two and hear the click-clack as the train rolled over the tracks. That love for trains has carried over to my journalist endeavors and now I write quite a bit about public transportation and urban development.…

Watch Film “Meeting Dr. Sun” with TAP in SD

Taiwanese American Professionals - San Diego (TAP-SD) has limited discounted tickets available for the film Meeting Dr. Sun at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. Come join us in watching Meeting Dr. Sun this year! It has been awarded the best screenplay at the Taipei Film Festival. STORY: http://festival.sdaff.org/2014/films/meeting-dr-sun/ Lefty, seeing himself as the poorest high-school student in Taipei, plots a way to earn more money. He decides to steal the Dr. Sun Yat-sen statue abandoned…

Travel to Taiwan! A Lunar New Year 2014 Edition

For many of us living in the United States, a visit to Taiwan can be as infrequent as “that time in 4th grade and all I remember was it was very hot.” A lucky number of us, however, do get to visit Taiwan more often, especially during the holidays. This past Lunar New Year, TaiwaneseAmerican.org staffers-at-large Eric Kao [Social Media Manager] and Kristina Lin [Admin Director] made it their mission to hit up iconic and “hidden gem” destinations around Taipei. They asked resident…