Taipei, Artist Village, Treasure Hill, Poetry Cafe and 61 Note

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Taipei
Taipei: art, face masks, robots and sushi...diversity in the streets of Taipei!

Taipei has a lot to offer and art is one of those things. The city contains at least two modern art districts worth to take a look at. DDTS went to the Art Village near Treasure Hill. Original as can be! If you want more art, go to the Museum of Contemporary Art. In front of the building are wonderful giant statues to explore. Sometimes you’re lucky to see a nice exhibition in the subway station...DDTS was lucky this time ;-)!

Which city: Taipei, Taiwan

Where to go: The Art Village near Treasure Island and the small hip streets near Gongguan station with hip coffee shop 61 Note.

What to drink and eat: Drink a coffee in the tiny Poetry Café in the Art Village or try the delicious sushi from the high end supermarket Mitsui Style.

What to do: Wander around in the streets of Art Village and take a look at the graphity and funny art like the blow-up of a happiness cookie.

What to love: The drug stores with a colourful variety of face masks. Try the red wine mask or the warm eye mask with lavender.

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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.