The Clips and Trips blog was put together in preparation for our leaving the U.S. on an indefinite world travel adventure which started around August of 2009 and returned us home in December of 2012. If you want to see where it all began, read our mission statement from before we left.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan

Ximending is a shopping/dining/entertainment district in Taipei. It’s a popular hangout for Taipei’s young and fashionable teenagers. The district is directly off the subway line, and I really enjoy emerging from the subway and being in the middle of all the busyness – the lights, the teenagers with their funky punk rock hair, the shoe shops with the multi colored Doc Martens…

Recently, we watched some live music here. The venue was on the basement level of a mall. We had rock star status and got in for free (the bass player’s a friend).

The Taiwanese version of the corn dog is a hot dog dipped in a sweet flour batter and deep fried.


  1. that's pretty sweet! I want to be rockstar status too! I'm a fan of the stackage of those corndogs and I love your hair Ate! Did you get it cut recently? A mi me gusta.

  2. Corn dogs sound fantastic! Ymmmmmmmmm.
    Happy, Happy Birthday to Eric. How do you celebrate in Taipei?