Escape the hoards of tourists taking selfies at that most famous of Taipei's scenic views by exploring beyond elephant mountain. This easy route takes you higher to muzhi mountain and 95 peak, all the while offering great vantage points and lots of hidden shrines to discover.
The 2017 Taipei Film Festival has been and gone - I overindulged and managed to fit in six screenings in. This annual event is a key part of Taipei's cultural calendar, showcasing a wide range of films from all over the world.
A shady wander over one of Wenshan District's smaller hills with added mythstorical (myth+historical) features.
An easy spring hike in Yangmingshan national park for lizard lovers to enjoy. If you go at the right time of day, you can soak your feet (and body) afterwards in the public hot spring baths.
This short loop at the edge of civilisation offers a quick getaway from the city.
Forested ridges, wide open grasslands, cows - this short hike has lots to offer.
Easily accessible by MRT and bus, this trail gives you a glimpse of weekend entertainment in modern-day Taipei and touches on both its military history and present.