Author Archives: Taiwanderers

Hello Kitty Taiwan 10+ Things To Do – 2024 Guide

Hello Kitty in Taiwan is big business! Sanrio’s cutest cat and cartoon character, Hello Kitty in Taiwan is everywhere – and we aren’t just talking about merchandise or shops. As Hello Kitty is celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2024 (“Happy Birthday”), there are a heck of a lot of Hello Kitty Taiwan things to do. […]

Taiwan 7-Eleven Bars and Pubs Guide + Photos

Cheers / “Ganbei” to the 7-Eleven bars in Taiwan, where you drink pints of beer and watch live sports with the locals. Yes, in Taiwan, there are selected 7-Eleven stores that have their own in-store bars where you can enjoy a freshly served pint, sit at the counter and enjoy convenience store snacks. Everyone knows […]

EasyCard Taiwan Travel Pass – Topping Up Guide + Photos 2024

Using an EasyCard in Taiwan is so simple, as the name suggests. A travel essential for anyone  visiting Taiwan, EasyCards are so ‘easy’ to buy and top up. They can be used on public transport, convenience stores, taxis and more. Plus there are so many cute EasyCard designs in Taiwan. EasyCards can be used pretty […]

30 Cute EasyCard, iPass & iCash Card Designs in Taiwan

Getting around Taiwan is Easy(Card!). Literally one of the most useful tools to have when travelling in Taiwan, EasyCards, iPass and iCash prepaid cash cards are simple to buy, use and top up and can be used on public transport, convenience stores and more. The best bit about prepaid cash cards in Taiwan (other than […]

Hello Kitty Sanrio 7-Eleven Store In Taipei, Taiwan Guide + Photos

Well, Hello Kitty! Sanrio’s cutest cat now has its own themed Hello Kitty 7-Eleven stores in Taipei, Taiwan. One of the most charming Taiwan 7-Elevens, Hello Kitty and their colourful Sanrio character friends have been brought to life in store, from gorgeous shop graphics to themed 7-11 coffee cups and in-store Sanrio merchandise. 7-Eleven Taiwan […]

Bugcat Capoo 7-Eleven store in Taipei, Taiwan Guide + Photos

Oooooh, a Bugcat Capoo themed 7-Eleven in Taipei is definitely one of the more fun convenience stores in Taiwan to visit. 7-Eleven Taiwan has over 100 themed stores across the country, including cartoon character branded stores such as Snoopy / Peanuts, Hello Kitty, Ultraman and Mofusand. Bugcat Capoo (貓貓蟲咖波) is one of the most popular […]

44 South Military Village in Taipei (Xinyi), Taiwan – Guide + Photos

A historic village juxtaposed against the modem metropolis that is Taipei’s Xinyi District, the 44 South Military Village ( 四四南村) is like taking a step back in time  – almost a world away from the nearby gleaming skyscrapers and CBD cityscape. Akin to a central city cultural hub (although not on the scale of say […]

Heping Island GeoPark in Keelung Guide + Photos 2024

Heping Island GeoPark in Keelung is perhaps not as well known as Yehliu GeoPark (a simple day trip from Taipei) but it is one of Taiwan’s best natural attractions – and much easier and quicker to access by public transport too. Heping Island GeoPark (written locally as 和平島地質公園官方網站) comprises of incredible geo-formations, shaped rocks and […]

Rainbow Village Taiwan in Taichung – Is It Worth It? 2024 Guide + Photos

The Rainbow Village in Taiwan (Taichung) –  彩虹眷村 – is a popular tourist attraction and Instagram hotspot but is it worth visiting? After a recent spate of vandalism at the Rainbow Village Taiwan (ironically by those who were paid to look after it), many of the original features and walls have now been painted over […]

Bugcat Capoo Shop Taiwan & Foam Cat Cafe in Taichung + Photos

Bugcat Capoo (貓貓蟲咖波) is one of the most popular Taiwan cartoon characters, a cute cross between a blue cat and a bug, created by Taiwan illustrator Yara (亞拉). Bugcat Capoo has over 1.6 million followers on Instagram and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year in 2024. Such is the popularity of Bugcat Capoo in Taiwan, […]