It’s a blessing to sit by the staircase outside this unique cafe in the oldest part of Danshui. The neighbor said the owner hadn’t shown up for days, though a pity for such a long ride yet feel grateful to witness the re-creation on this 1920 architecture by Wang, now a connection place for coffee and art lovers. I’ll be back soon! Oh suddenly, this is my 199 reviews. Hmm., which will be the 200th?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CITY AT NIGHT? 🌜🌃🌌🏙🎑🌛
Lots of destinations can be beautiful during the day but dead at night... Taipei is not one of those cities! Taiwan’s capital city is amazing in the day and equally (if not more so) high energy and alive once the sun sets. Certain businesses open later in the day because of those late hours in the night which is something I’m not so used to as most places are 9-5 in LA 🤦🏻♀️. Taipei is known for their night markets where you can find the most delectable street food choices, shops with all types of goods and neon shining arcades with techno or kpop blaring from them.... and this could all be happening at 11pm! We were lucky enough to be in Taiwan for the famous Mid Autumn Moon festival where it’s tradition for families to sit outside their homes/businesses and BBQ under the bright light of full moon! 🌚🍗🌝🥮
Of course the tallest skyscraper in the country (and tallest/largest green building in the world)Taipei 101 gets in on the night action by glowing above the city and through dark alley ways throughout this night city! You think you only get crowds In photogenic spots during the day here?... not in Taipei! We were greeted in this specific location by 15 night photographers with tripods up shooting long exposure! Tricky to get this shot without pissing every single one of them off but we did it!
📍FUN FACT: Taipei 101 changes color based on the day of the week! Tonight it was Monday, which means it’s RED. On different evenings between 6:00pm to 10:00pm, Taipei 101 will light up in one of seven colors in the following order: Monday: Red ❤️ Tuesday: Orange 🧡 Wednesday: Yellow 💛 Thursday: Green 💚 Friday: Blue 💙Saturday: Violet 💜 Sunday: Purple 💟 If you ever forget what day it is you can just look up and you’ll know! @catchfiftytwo 📸 #bitadiaries