September 16, 2015 § Leave a comment
Shop is located in Taipei City ‘Y’ Mall, underground. There is Z Mall, M Mall and Y Mall. Y is furthest north. (Each runs east – west).
Easy way to find the shop be to start at TaiYuan Road and get into the ‘Y’ mall at exit 13 where there are escalators up and down.
Gun Heaven is nearer to exit 26, so have a stroll.
P.S. Tai Yuan Road is north of Taipei Main Station and Civic Blvd.
June 25, 2015 § Leave a comment
Taipei Times 25 June 2015
March 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
Note: Tourists should not venture down the narrow side streets in this area. Women working there are quite aggressive with their sales tactics at present.
August 31, 2013 § Leave a comment
Opposite the Kaohsiung Main Station (railway station) is the usual KFC and McD’s. Nearby are the locals. Breakfast is similar to the China Pizza (previously reviewed in in the underground mall at Taipei Main Station).
It’s a rice-flour pancake with egg and sauce. Traditional food.
This version is cheaper at NT $20 – served in a plastic bag with tiny chopsticks.
Many shops in this area have shut as compared with our first visit here, ten years ago. Between the Main Station and the Liouhe Night Market (which is at Formosan Boulevard MRT station) we counted seventeen shop closures. Not a good sign of the times.
August 15, 2013 § Leave a comment
Narrow lanes may contain shops or residential entrances. At first a foreigner may feel apprehensive about walking through these at night. It’s all in the mind.
November 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
With beautiful timber furnishings dating back over 100 years, this Chinese medicine shop in the middle of Keelung’s shopping area is a marvel.
The owner arrived in Keelung (northern Formosa now Taiwan) in 1949 along with about three million others fleeing communists in mainland China.
His family has been traditional medical practitioners for several hundreds of years at Canton, (now called Guangzhou) passing the knowledge down to each generation.
My father’s famous ancestor was Swedish who made seventeen trading voyages between Sweden and Canton, each trip taking 18 months. It would be interesting if my ancestor (by the name David af Sandeberg (David of Sand Mountain) and admitted into the House of Nobility by King Gustav in 1772) had made contact with the ancestors of this Keelung medicine family 350 years ago.
My little personal quest is now complete. I found the answer in Keelung without going to Canton, China where nobody would have been at home.
Not impossible points. Stranger remote coincidences have occurred to me.