When in Vienna, eat chocolate cake at Demel’s

A taste of imperial indulgence  For a chocolate lover like me, trying Viennese confectionery and dabbling in the cafe culture is a quintessential experience of my trip to Vienna. “Empress Sisi indulged in chocolates and candied violets from Demel’s Chocolatier,” says Florian, my enthusiastic well-dressed guide. “She’d eat them for breakfast and when she was feeling…

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Vietnam during Tet | Outlanderly

We booked a week-long trip to Vietnam with no travel plans and knowing it would be Tet in a few days. And this is what happened. We were in Vung Tau for days before Tet, a city that we’d never discovered before. It was a delight to see a different side of Vietnam: the streets were so…

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Best Boutqiue hotels to stay in Taipei for Chinese New Year | Outlanderly

In Taipei during Chinese New Year and still wondering where to stay?  Hidden among many hotels in Taipei’s concrete jungle are some of the most unique, intimate boutiques travelers can imagine. With laid-back, warm service, these small-scale hotels are some of the best in the city, offering personalized service and truly ambient and relaxing atmospheres- you won’t…

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Ximending- Taipei Travel| Outlanderly

Ximending (Ximen) is where the young congregate. As one of  Taipei’s coolest neighborhood, this highly octane place will have you believing you’ve time-warped to Shibuya in Japan… well kind of. Immerse yourself in an area with a high concentration of hip, funky, and weird things happening at once. Once the sun goes down, the abundance of shops, street side…

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What to Wear For Christmas | Outlanderly

Dress up and bring on the compliments! In the first month after I moved to Taipei from London, I was invited to a birthday party. My new friend didn’t specify the dress code, but all I knew was the event was held at trendy jazz club.  If you’ve checked out my fashion posts, you’ll know…

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Christmas in Taipei 2018 | Outlanderly

Growing up in a Catholic family, my winter holidays were more or less like most families in England. For my siblings and I, it meant trying to stay awake during Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.  Christmas mornings were spent gathered around the Christmas tree opening presents while our mum weaved in and out of the…

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