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Taipei Night Markets 101, Part 2: Things to Know Before you Go

Last week we covered the very basics of Taipei night markets in Part 1. Now that the stage has been set, we’re going to talk about getting you prepared. So without further ado, on with the show! 1. Bring: An open mind Forget all your homeland standards of sanitation, culinary taste and tradition, and human(…)


Taipei Night Markets 101, Part 1: A Brief Introduction

Depending on your perspective, Taipei’s night markets are either popular tourist destinations or mundane features of everyday life. The stereotypical Taipei night market (yèshì 夜市) is a combination of North American farmer’s market, flea market, and low-budget amusement arcade, while sharing similarities with a souk (Arabian Peninsula), bazaar (Middle East), mercado (Spain), tianguis (Mexico), and/or palengke(…)


6 Things to Know About Drinking Culture in Spain

Food and drink plays a huge role in cultures all around the world and Spain, the land of bullfights, sangria, and paella, is no exception. If you ever have the chance to visit Spain, you’ll no doubt enjoy your fair share of alcohol. However, like with anything, there are certain rules and commandments to drinking(…)


Indigenous Languages of Australia

In our recent language investigations of the place we have affectionately named Down Under, we have discovered a wealth of languages both known and previously unknown that have piqued our interest. Last time we looked at the more familiar top languages spoken across  Australia, so this time we have decided to focus on the treasures(…)


New Year Celebrations From Around the World

Happy New Year! Recovered from your Christmas turkey yet? Returned your unwanted gifts, had the traditional Family Argument over Trivial Pursuit or Cards Against Humanity? Then all that is left for you to do this festive season is drink and dance in the New Year! Forget Trafalgar Square in London and Time Square in New(…)


Christmas Trees and Other Decorations From Around the World

Oh, Christmas tree, oh, Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches… And of course. The traditional Christmas tree and decorations of one country are not necessarily recognisable in another. So perhaps it would be interesting to learn a little about the humble Christmas tree itself, and some of its adornments from around the world –(…)