New York versus Bangkok

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New York versus Bangkok
Desiré

New York! This time I walked around in the neighborhood of NoHo. I wanted to go to the New Museum ….. closed…. ok, then to 41 Cooper Square … not open for public ….. sigh … O well, this neighborhood has enough other nice things to offer, from a candy store, chic Bond street to great wall art!

Margré

Today I arrived in Bangkok after a long long flight. I went by boat to “The endless summer” restaurant. Such a super beautiful industrial-style restaurant! It is nestled between old buildings. You must know where it is or you would never find such a beautiful gem located in between those houses. Very good Thai food and a Hammond organ provided the music from the speakers!

Shopping in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam stores

Today I went shopping in my favorite city Amsterdam.
You definitely should pay a visit to the Bijenkorf when it has its craziest sale! (Three crazy days / drie dwaze dagen).
Luckily it was not so crowded, like you would have expected. Books, jewelry, coffee machines etc… almost everything is marked down! I also love the & Other Stories Shop! They sell pretty cool stuff there for a reasonable price. After this wonderful afternoon, I went back home satisfied with my purchases!

Taipei

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Taipei

After sleeping till late in the afternoon, we had a delayed breakfast and took the taxi to the Old Cigar Factories, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. We arrived in the middle of the interesting, trendy and inspiring Design Week ’15 Taiwan. We had a coffee break at Café Solé, situated in one of the factory buildings, where in early days the tobacco was manufactured. Then we visited Huashan 1914 Creative Park. Here you will find many bars. A lot of photo shoots took place against the green natural walls of old buildings or against a crumbling wall in the beautiful late afternoon light. The night market near metro stop Jiantan was the next destination. We had a delicious dinner at Fashion Bangkok in a courtyard far from the hustle and bustle of the market. Later on we went back to the hotel, changed our clothes and visited the hidden bar Ounce situated in Relax. How much fun was that. We got a lovely cocktail after we told the bar tender which taste we preferred. Taipei is fun. The city is hip and happening. And the people are so friendly. Taipei, we’ll certainly be back again!

Taipei

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Taipei
What a luxury: both of us travelled to Taipei in the business class without working. After twelve hours we arrived at the airport of Taipei. We were still tired just like our colleagues who worked on this trip. The next day we started a new day and went with the subway to the Da’an District. Their are a lot of bars and small shops to find behind the main street. We visited the 101 Tower, the tallest building in Taiwan. We had a small lunch on the ground floor of the 101 Tower in the famous Din Tai Fung where you can eat the most delicious steamed dumplings. Taiwan is a very wealthy city and therefore you can find a lot of luxurious shops in the 101 Tower. All big expensive brands are represented. On the rooftop of the W hotel we nipped on a glass of wine having a lovely time in ‘hanging chairs’ near the pool. A very expensive drink in cheap plastic glasses. But we enjoyed the view and that was worth the visit. We encountered squid, chicken legs and more of these Chinese delicacies on the Raohe Street Night Market later on. But sushi was more our kind of food for the day, that we bought from the luxury supermarket Mitsui Style near the hotel for dinner.