Day Tripping in Taipei: Temples in Dalongdong

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A stroll in Dalongdong makes a easy half-day trip in Taipei City. The Dalongdong Baoan Temple (大龍峒保安宮) is one of the three most historical and well preserved temples in Taipei, tied with Qingshui Temple and Lungshan Temple of Manka. The Taipei Confucius Temple sits right across the street from it. Getting thirsty? Stop by Black Tea House, famed for black tea flavored with sicklepod. 

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Brunch at the Bongo Room and Tourist Traps in Chicago

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On the second day, we met up with friends at The Bong Room for brunch. The Bongo Room doesn’t take reservation. We got there a hair too late and had to wait almost an hour for a table. Glad it was well worth it!

第二天早上和大學同學去The Bongo Room吃早午餐,Bongo Room不接受訂位,我們只比開門時間晚了一點點到,餐廳已經客滿,得要等一個小時,還好非常值得!

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Fall Colors at the Persimmon Orchard 秋日限定曬柿餅

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Persimmons and crabs are the two food items that come to mind when I think of fall. This attraction in Hsinchu is seasonal and may not show up in most of the Taiwan travel guide. But it is certainly worth visiting if you are planning a day trip in northern Taiwan or trying to come up with a stop along a big road trip.

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Sunrise at the Bean + Maple Glazed Ham Biscuit = A Perfect Morning in Chicago

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After I shot at dawn and sunrise once, there is no going back. The lighting in midday is just too plain. So, during this recent trip to Chicago, I made my sister wake up early with me to go to the Millennium Park for the sunrise.

拍過日出就無法走回頭路了,大白天的光線變得很無趣。這次去芝加哥,逼我妹早早起床去千禧公園看日出。

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Hot Doug’s: Get a Foie Gras Dog Before It’s Too Late

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It is impossible to not notice the publicity of this “encased sausage emporium” when you research must-eat’s in Chicago. Anthony Bourdain loved the foie gras sausage and duck fat fries in his show, No Reservations. Hot Doug’s is in his list of 13 places to eat before you die.

找芝加哥旅遊必吃的東西一定會看到這家店,Hot Doug’s不說自己是熱狗店,而是個包裝肉品百貨,波登超愛這裡的鵝肝狗和鴨油炸的薯條,把這家店列為死前必吃的13大餐廳之一。

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