I can't believe a whole ten years have passed since my first trip to Taiwan. In the summer of 2007, I studied abroad at the National Taichung University where I met Tina, my language ambassador, and long-time friend. It was surprising how familiar Taipei felt and I'm already looking forward to making another trip. 

Taipei is a quick flight from Shanghai and the comparatively relaxed pace, abundance of good food, and surrounding nature makes it worth the trip. Food stalls and bubble tea are everywhere, its hard to have a bad meal in Taipei. Once you've had enough of the city, hot springs are just a metro/bus ride away in the lush green mountains surrounding the capitol. 


Another Nike run officially in the books! This weekend two colleagues and I headed to Taipei to participate in the Women Run TPE event. I loved the Nike events I previously raced in Jakarta and thought this would make a nice excuse for a weekend away. The whole trip was a success - I remembered what a great city Taipei is, personal bested, and gained another running colleague (it was Bianca's first race, I think she got the racing bug)!

Already looking forward to the next one - if you know of any Nike races please post below!