A Date with the Divine

By 2022 Jan./Feb., North, People

With an almost endless parade of kaleidoscopic temples and folk festivals, it’s a safe bet to say that every visitor to Taiwan has at least one religious experience on his or her bucket list. But for love-seeking sightseers, there’s a single place that deserves top billing: Taipei Xiahai City God Temple in the capital’s Dadaocheng neighborhood.

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Working on Bikes

By 2021 Mar./Apr., Bicycling, North, People

Alec Gates and Alex Bryant are two cycling enthusiasts. Hailing from Texas, the two own Taipei Bike Works, a cycling shop tucked alongside a park in Taipei’s Dadaocheng neighborhood. The shop is a hard-won passion project for the two entrepreneurs, who have carved out a niche for themselves in Taiwan’s flourishing cycling industry.

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