Tag: Taipei

Amba SongShan Hotel Taipei ©blaastyle

  After a night in Ximending, I spent the rest of my stay at Amba Hotel SongShan Taipei.  This latest addition to the Amba group is well-located with asimilar look and feel. SongShan District The Songshan district is less crowded with tourists but there are several attractions to keep you busy. A 2-min walk away… Read More »

Speakeasy bar Taipei ©Blaastyle

  Back in the Prohibition era in the US when alcoholic beverages were banned, a “speakeasy” was a hidden place to sneak a drink.  Its ambience would often be subdued with soft music while patrons kept a low profile.  Today’s speakeasies are more “accessible” yet try to retain their original spirit.  On my recent Taipei trip,… Read More »

  Thanks to the Amba Hotel group which prides themselves on hip and well-located establishments, I discovered two areas during my trip in Taipei: Ximending and SongShang. Ximending is a hugely popular shopping area among tourists and local youths situated in west Taipei.  Often compared to Sibuya of Tokyo, there is indeed something for everyone. … Read More »

Why You Should Dress-Up Too.

  Women in the cities in Asia seem to enjoy dressing up. They parade the streets on weekends with the latest it-bags – and not in your usual jeans, t-shirts and sneakers combination.  Girls nail the office wear too.  In Lausanne and even in the bigger city of Zurich, I would become self-conscious wearing simple… Read More »

  A big city can be seen as a collection of neighborhoods, each with its distinctive character. This is no different in Taipei, a modern beautiful city where I stayed for a long weekend.  Explore this city with me through my pick of neighborhoods or districts in this travel guide and photo diary.    … Read More »