Monthly Archives: July 2014

Very Fun Park 2013 粉樂町: Attack of the Giant Inflatable Art

Art is watching.  A memorable piece from Very Fun Park 粉樂町 in 2013.

Art is watching. A memorable piece from Very Fun Park 粉樂町 in 2013.

I’ve been lacking in updates, so why not more than one in a day!  I already discussed the Very Fun Park event for this year and I mentioned how I preferred 2013’s version.  Instead of leaving everyone hanging, I’ve decided to expand a bit on Very Fun Park 2013, an artistic adventure in Daan and the surrounding area.  Check out more info and pictures after the jump!

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Very Fun Park 2014 粉樂町: An Art Scavenger Hunt

A sugary landscape is one of the creative art pieces you can find during Very Fun Park 粉樂町 in Taipei.

A sugary landscape is one of the creative art pieces you can find during Very Fun Park 粉樂町 in Taipei.

Keeping up with every single art show or event is a hard task in Taipei.  There are countless galleries and festivals that you can easily miss them if you are not paying attention.  One I didn’t want to miss this year is Very Fun Park 粉樂町 in Taipei.  Despite its name, it’s not actually a park, but instead a myriad of public art projects scattered around Taipei.  I went to it last year and was amazed, so how does this year stack up?  Find more info after the jump.

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Five Fun Things to Do During a Typhoon in Taiwan

What terrors will the typhoon bring?

What terrors will the typhoon bring?

Typhoons are a staple of Taiwanese summers, coming every now and then to give people a break from this pesky blue sky.  Taipei’s lucky geographical location means that typhoons just bring in a lot of wind and rain, but not enough to have people scurrying to 7-11 to buy ramen that will last a week.  Tomorrow is a typhoon holiday for Taipei, so what is there to do?  Here are five suggestions to get the most out of your typhoon days.

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Funbrick (Fun大吧!積木村): Plastic Neighborhood

A giant plastic brick house, or just small people?  Find out at Funbrick Fun大吧!積木村 in Taipei.

A giant plastic brick house, or just small people? Find out at Funbrick Fun大吧!積木村 in Taipei.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei often has quirky, pop culture art exhibits that are immensely creative.  Most exhibits just have you solemnly progress through the room, trying to absorb whatever you’re looking at.  At the Funbrick exhibit (Fun大吧!積木村), you are free to explore a small village turned into colorful blocks.  You can even enter the buildings for a myriad of photo ops.  Check out more photos and information after the jump.

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About Animals 動物誌: Rainbow Burgers

Fruit and vegetarian burgers make a great mix at About Animals 動物誌 in Taipei.

Fruit and vegetarian burgers make a great mix at About Animals 動物誌 in Taipei.

To be honest, the phrase “vegetarian hamburger” doesn’t get me excited.  When I think of hamburgers, I think of the biggest chunk of meat oozing with juice and slathered in barbeque sauce.  About Animals 動物誌 has none of that, but it does have probably the best veggie hamburger I’ve ever had.  The bread also rivals its more meatier counterparts, so it is certainly worth visiting even if it may be a bit out of your area of comfort.  More info after the jump.

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National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心: A Cultural Grab Bag

Classical Chinese architecture is just one of the many things to see and do at the National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心 in Yilan.

Classical Chinese architecture is just one of the many things to see and do at the National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心 in Yilan.

If you’re looking for a Taiwan-centric museum, Yilan’s National Center for Traditional Arts 國立傳統藝術中心 should top the list.  It isn’t just a simple museum however, but a multi-acre park complete with an old street, restaurants, boat rides, temples, ponds, and more.  It’s almost like a traditional theme park, but without rollercoasters.  Check out more info after the jump.

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