One of these days you might just be stranded in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei, not knowing what to do in the the two hours that you have in your hands. We caught up with three local photographers in the city and asked for their advice on how to make the best use of your extended stay.
Lovely coffeshops are everywhere in Taipei! Take in the street scene of the city - It's relaxing yet invigorating. You really get to learn about the city that way.
Eslite is a good one - the view from the top is stellar! Everything that you need to see in Taipei, you can see it from there.
And discover the quintessential Taiwanese dishes! Chinese herb pork soup and Taiwan sausage are recommended.
"Taipei is also known for its buzzing nightlife. I would advise you to go out at night and enjoy the nighlife scene to its fullest!" - Mike Chen, SweetEscape Photographer in Taipei.
Have your SweetEscape moments captured by Mike Chen!
Taipei has a wild nature. Just go out and enjoy the environment at any moment, mostly in the big parks downtown.
Taiwanese are really proud of their history and their achievements. Go to Taipei 101 and Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, where you can learn more about the history of Taiwan.
Taiwanese food is an important part of the culture. There is a lot of yummy street foods to choose: tea eggs, seafood, stuffed dumplings, noodles... try them all!
"What I love the most about Taipei is the fact that it is one of the safest cities in the world! There are many places to go and many things to do in the city." - Olga Adamnova, SweetEscape Photographer in Taipei.
Let Olga Adamnova take your photos in Taipei!
The district has a great combination between commerce and creativity: there are lots of parks, such as Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, as well as malls. You will feel a lot of great energy here, especially on the weekend when street performances take place.
There are plenty of old houses in Four Four Village, where you can learn more about Taiwan's traditional architecture.
Taiwan has many kinds of hand-shake cup tea! It's refreshing. As for the food, I would recommend Din Tai Fung and the spicy hotpot.
"I live in the Xinyi district and I like it here. My second choice would be the Ximending district, although it's a bit noisy. On the other hand, it has a lot of energy and filled with all kinds of shopping options - with cheaper prices too!" - Raphael Chen
Raphael is ready to capture your Taipei adventure!
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Our very own Creative Director, Jalu, wasn't really a big fan of being photographed. However, after 8 months of working in SweetEscape and (naturally) getting exposed to SweetEscape's beautiful photos in a lot of beautiful locations around the world, Jalu started to feel that maybe being photographed isn't such a bad idea after all.
So, for his family holiday in Tokyo this year-end, Jalu booked his first-ever session. What impressed him the most is how easy the booking process turned out to be–just through the app. His interesed was piqued even higher when he met the photographer who was very friendly and easy to converse with.
"I also noticed how professional their cameras and gears were! So it made me even more convinced that my photos would turn out to be great!" said Jalu.
When Jalu received the photos, he was surprised at how beautiful the photos turned out to be. His wife loved the session and the photos, his young daughter–which he feared wouldn't enjoy the shoot–also absolutely loved it, even he himself looked good in the photos!
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What impressed her was eventhough there were some language barrier with the photographer, the photos still turned out beautiful, and the photographer brought her to the hidden gems of the already enchanting city. This, in addition to the beautiful photos she received afterwards, made her book another session for her recent trip to Tokyo.
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