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Posted on Oct 13, 2017 in Escapades | 0 comments

Yun Jin Chinese Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan

Yun Jin Chinese Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan

  The Grand Hyatt Taipei, with its 853 rooms, is the largest hotel in the city. It’s also the place for great restaurants, such as the elegant Yun Jin, which I discovered last night during a media visit.     Located in what has been called the Manhattan of Taiwan, the Xinyi District, this is a popular place for both locals and tourists as well. The decor is peaceful, harmonious and soft, with some gold and purple accent colours.     My friend Chelsea and I went there on a Wednesday night in order to try the cuisine. The place is obviously popular. Even though it was quite busy, it’s a perfect place for a soft and calm ambiance. The place is inviting and you feel like you can take your time.     We started the night by trying a specialty of the Yun Jin; the buckwheat tea. Caffeine free, all natural and organic, it’s made from the seed of a fruit closely related to rhubarb (yep, no actual wheat is involved!). This...

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Posted on Oct 2, 2017 in Escapades | 0 comments

EAST END BAR at HOTEL PROVERBS Taipei, Taiwan

EAST END BAR at HOTEL PROVERBS Taipei, Taiwan

  Having not had yet a single decent drink for three weeks since I have been in Taipei, Taiwan, I was thrilled to be invited to try some cocktails and food at EAST END BAR, located in the beautiful HOTEL PROVERBS Taipei. And they are not just any cocktails – they have been created by world class cocktail master Hidetsugu Ueno’s, who has won countless international mixology competitions.     The hotel itself is located in Eastern Taipei, at Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT station, a great area for (fashion) shopping, among other things. From the station, it’s a few minutes easy walk (except that day, which was about 50 degree Celcius with the humidex, making it the hottest day ever recorded in September in Taipei. Ever.). Before sitting down and getting to our serious business (cocktails, that is), we were given a tour of the hotel. I was happy to discover renowned designer Ray Chen’s universe; a mix of modern and classic elements, old and new, with lot’s of raw materials and...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2017 in Escapades | 0 comments

Brunch in Taipei at the 333 RESTAURANT & BAR – HOTEL QUOTE Taipei, in Taiwan

Brunch in Taipei at the 333 RESTAURANT & BAR – HOTEL QUOTE Taipei, in Taiwan

  It’s hard to believe it’s already been a month that I am in Taipei, Taiwan. Through out the past weeks, I discovered all kind of new breakfast food, some that I really like and others… not so much! I was really happy to be invited for brunch at 333 RESTAURANT & BAR, located in the first floor of the very urban HOTEL QUOTE Taipei, especially after looking at their online menu : they had me right at Egg Benedict!     Yes, I do like to discover local food, but sometimes, I need my fix of my own good old, classic brunch. And when the decor combines vintage elements to a modern and urban look, it makes it all even more appealing to me. One thing that is unique to 333 RESTAURANT & BAR is that with every brunch, a salad bar, french fries (why not?!), coffee and tea are included. Simply get up and serve yourself at the bar. The black tea is strong, perfect for waking you up in the...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2017 in Escapades | 0 comments

Chronique d’une Québécoise à Taipei – ma nouvelle vie de quartier

Chronique d’une Québécoise à Taipei – ma nouvelle vie de quartier

  Ça y est, Ethan et moi avons emménagé dans notre appartement des 6 prochains mois. Ensuite, il faudra trouver quelque chose d’autre pour 2 mois, ce qui nous permettra de découvrir un différent quartier de la ville. J’essaye fort de rendre ce tout petit appartement moins stérile (vive Ikea, trouvé en pleine ville!) et plus homy. Ça s’en vient et en fait, on est très content du résultat.     J’ai trouvé la transition plutôt difficile, je dois dire. Visiter des appartements avec des locaux qui ne parlent presque pas anglais, faire son choix (pas facile, il y a toujours des plus et des moins), signer un bail, acheter tout ce qu’il faut pour démarrer… Bref, c’était une étape à passer et je ne peux pas vous dire comme je suis contente que ce soit fait! Nous pouvons maintenant nous sentir un peu chez nous!   Chez Ted Avant de pouvoir prendre possession de l’endroit, nous devions attendre un peu plus d’une semaine. Nous avons donc choisi un AirBnB...

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Posted on Sep 30, 2017 in Escapades | 0 comments

6 choses à faire à Buenos Aires

6 choses à faire à Buenos Aires

  En janvier dernier, j’ai eu le bonheur de visiter Buenos Aires. Janvier, là-bas, c’est l’été et il fait très chaud. Les piscines sont rares, donc si vous espériez faire le lézard sur le bord de l’eau, vous serez peut-être déçue. Par contre, ce ne sont pas les activités qui manquent et la ville offre tellement de belles choses à voir. Je vous en présente six que j’ai eu le temps d’apprécier.   1. Le Cimetière de Recolata On commence avec un classique, une attraction très populaire située dans un très joli quartier : le Cimetière de Recolata. Construit en 1822, il compte plus de 4500 tombes qui reflètent le style Art déco, néo-gothiques et baroques. C’est qu’on y retrouve les tombes de personnalités riches et célèbres de Buenos Aires, entre autres la première dame la plus célèbre d’Argentine, Eva Perón, aussi appelée Evita. Impressionnantes mausolées, statues légèrement inquiétantes et d’innombrables rangées de tombeaux tous collés les uns aux autres, c’est ce qui vous y attends! Ça vaut la peine de...

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Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in Escapades | 0 comments

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei – Luxury hotel in Taiwan

Mandarin Oriental, Taipei – Luxury hotel in Taiwan

  I am spending 9 months in Taipei, Taiwan, as many of you already know, and I thought I would use this time to discover the best and the finest places around here. One of the places that made it to the top of my list was the Mandarin Oriental, Taipei luxury hotel. I was therefore thrilled to be invited for a visit and an gastronomic experience at their upscale Ya Ge restaurant.     Upon entering in the hotel’s marble lobby, one can only be impressed by the magnificent chandelier, made of 50,000 crystal pieces.     Fresh flowers everywhere add touches of colours and elegance, as does the numerous art works on display.     I had the opportunity to visit some of the beautiful suites. The 303 rooms at the Mandarin Oriental are the largest luxury rooms you’ll find in the city. They are beautifully and tastefully decorated. From the fine fabrics to the leather work on the walls, you’ll find luxury materials all over the place....

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