Tag: Yilan

  • Chuang’s Tea House

    Chuang’s Tea House

    My most recent visit to Yilan for pleasure was a trip to a friend’s Tea House. My friend, Yu Chia Chuang’s family runs a museum and tea house near Jiaoxi in Yilan county Taiwan (@Chuangstea on IG). The last time we met up had been over a year prior at their old location more towards […]

  • Travel Guide for Yilan County

    Travel Guide for Yilan County

    Often, those visiting Taiwan, or even those who simply live in Taipei and wish to take trips out of the city, will venture to Yilan County. This is the beautiful coastal region of Taipei famous for its beaches, rice patties, and cong you bing. Having lived in Yilan for two years I would like to […]

  • Yilan County #2: Waiao

    Yilan County #2: Waiao

    Tyler Golec Feeling the dark sand The salt heavy sea cleans me A brutal baptism of force Fight, dive, roll, and swim Deeper into the sea spirits home Thrashed by the waves that cover me I know how this battle is fought And the Pacific welcomes me As I find peace amongst natures chaos Humility […]

  • Yilan County #1

    Yilan County #1

    Tyler Golec Yilan County #1 Mountains here are painted Impossibly steep on the horizon Green towers Green pillars Unreal till you see them close Painted over with white brush strokes I think of paintings by Sensie’s Wife I’m a child again counting in Japanese Punch, punch, punch… Only it’s Chinese I’m speaking And the mountains […]