Author: Nick Kembel

Nick Kembel is a writer and photographer based in Taipei, Taiwan. He has traveled extensively in Asia and the Middle East and written award-winning blogs on Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, and India.

His first book, "Taiwan in the Eyes of a Foreigner" was published in August 2011. His photos and blog can be viewed at

Latest Posts

Insider Guide: Best of Taipei

Insider Guide: Best of Taipei

Rivers, mountains, valleys and beaches make the City of Azaleas beautiful, but it's the bright lights and nonstop tempo that make it an undiscovered treasure
6 best day trips from Taipei

6 best day trips from Taipei

A Buddhist amusement park, hot springs, Wade-Giles trivia and tons of markets, all near Taipei


The famed French chef talks success, her Disney character and what it's really like to be the only woman in the kitchen


great American factory tours
These manufacturing walk-throughs give a glimpse of assembly line magic. And free samples