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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Ho Chi Minh City Diaries | Outlanderly

HCMC January 27th 2016 12.15am Feeling sluggish, hungry and tired, arriving in HCM at 11 pm will make you feel that way. Joetographer and I were already on a mission to find a decent pho restaurant. The street outside our hotel had a few street eateries open, not that it looked inviting or anything. Eye…

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Hanoi at Night | Outlanderly

If you asked me what is the one thing I like doing in Hanoi, I’d say walking around in Hanoi’s Old Quarter at night. The daytime in the city is so manic and crossing the road gets me all sweaty. SometimesĀ I’d rather get coffee drunk on 3 cups of coffee in a small cafe or…

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Best Pho in Hanoi, Pho Gia Truyen | Outlanderly

“Hungry and half asleep in Hanoi, I just finished a 4.30am morning tour. Now all I need is a rich broth of goodness to wake me up.” From the outside, Pho Gia Truyen just looks like any other pho restaurant in Hanoi. Nothing really special. Although arriving just over 8 am, there was already a…

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