I was lucky enough that from a young age, my parents took us all over the place, instilling in us a sense of larger spaces and broadened horizons. As I grew up, I became more independent in my travels and tried to figure out ways to do it more. From learning Spanish in Salamanca to purposefully getting 6 month summer jobs in places I wanted to explore further.

I became accustomed to getting lost and just wandering the streets, figuring out where to find the next good meal or where I would stumble onto some secret only locals whispered about. Getting lost was second nature back then. The only resources we had were over-read guide books that by the time you reached their recommendations, the waiters would push their best sellers down your throats.

So we had to resort to friend recommendations, what blog resources were up on the internet, guide books, conversations with strangers, and your hotel concierge. Nowadays in our hyper connected world, everyone is an expert and there are so many sites that claim that this restaurants trumps this bar, which is passé and now is considered touristy by pretty much everyone. Honestly, for me, good is good, so that’s what I base myself on.

For every family or friend trip we would take, I became the defacto research guide. Skimming through websites in English and in the language of destination, guide books, personal blogs, Instagram hashtags, geotags and anything else social media would allow me to delve into. Finally, being able to create a snap shot of the city, its districts and where to eat, sleep, drink, party or learn about the culture.

This is what Overnight is about.

Overnight is a travel and food show for today’s traveler and we’ve been working on this web series for 4 months now.

In today’s time hungry world, people want to try and experience so much in so little time. In fact, we discovered that most people travelling around Asia would spend on average 36 to 72 hours in any given capital city. So we decided to the same thing.

Overnight will go through 5 large Asian cities (Taipei, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Seoul) and will attempt to show you what you can do during those precious few hours you have in the metropolis. From drinking, eating, discovering new cultures all the way up to clubbing. Overnight’s got you covered.

A HUGE Thank you to Angely from Access Travel and Tours for being a key resource person and booking everything for us during this trip. You can contact them through here

angely.d@travelwithaccess.com

www.travelwithaccess.com/

@accesstravelph

 Also to Cebu Pacific Airlines, for the quick and convenient flight services to our multiple destinations.

@cebupacificair

Shot and Edited by @seabiscuitfilms seabiscuitfilms.com

Branding by Serious Studios www.seriousstudio.com/

Where to Drink:

MOD Public Bar – Great Whisky Bar

Ren Ai Rd., Sec. 4, Ln. 345, Alley 4, No. 40 (Da’An District)

(886) 02-2731-4221

Tasting Room – Craft Beer Bar

14, Alley 5, Lane 107, Section 1 Fu Xing South Road, Taipei / 台北市復興南路一段107巷5弄14號 Tel: (02) 8773 9001

Alchemy – Cocktail Bar/Lounge

Address:2F, 16-1 Xinyi Rd, Sec 5, Taipei City (台北市信義路五段16-1號2樓)

Telephone: 0953-585-759

Ounce – American Style Speakeasy

Address: 106 號, No. 40, Lane 63, Section 2, Dunhua S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Phone:+886 2 2708 6885

Fucking Place – Perfect Dive Bar

Address: No. 169 Hépíng East Road Section 2, 2F, Dà’ān District, 台北市大安區和平東路二段169號2樓, Taipei

Phone: 02-2703-9766

Wa Shu – Japanese Style cocktail bar

Linsen North Road, Taiwan 104

http://www.wa-shu.com/

Diary Bistro – Wine and Dine Bar

Address: No. 53, Dongfeng St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Phone:+886 2 2706 3553

Woo Taipei – Sleek Cocktail Bar

Tel: +886 02-8771-9813

No. 39-1, Lane 205, Section 4, Zhongxiao East Road,Daan District Taipei City

What to see:

Long Shan Temple

Taipei 101

Ciang Kai Shek Memorial Hall

Spot Taipei – Film House

Treasure Hill artists village – Community

Shop/Walk:

Maji Maji – Food and Weekend Market

Art Yard – Art and Culture building in old town

Haushan 1914 – arts and exhibition compound

Dihua Street- old market street

Fujin Street – Cool hipster street

Ximending – Central city. Lots of shops and eateries.

Yingee Ceramics – Street filled with ceramics

Hotel V – fashion Store

Artifacts – interesting mixed development store

Songyan eslite – unique shopping mall

Street Food

Ningxia night market

Shilin Night Market

Raohe Night Market

Jinfeng Braised Meat Rice

10 Rossevelt Road

Lin dong fang – beef noodle soup

No.274, Section 2, Bade Road

古納廚房 – Fried Pork Liver

No.5, lane 23, yanji street

James Kitchen – all over great Taiwanese food

65 Yongkang Street, Da’an District

Qin Wei Guan – Taiwanese cuisine

Address: 2, Ln 138, Yanji St, Taipei (台北市延吉接138巷2號)
Telephone: (02) 8771-3288

DANCE PARTIES

Chess Taipei – Big Club

2F, #297, Zhongxiao E. Road, Sec.5

The wall and Legacy – Big Club

100, Taiwan, Taipei City, Zhongzheng District, Section 1, Bade Rd, 1號中五館
+886 2 2395 6660

Halo – Big lounge/club

ATT 4 FUN 8F

Korner – Underground Club

116, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wenshan District, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd, 200號B1

Luxy – upscale club

10690, Taiwan, Taipei City, Da’an District, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, 201號5樓

Triangle – big club

Address: No. 1, Yumen St, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104 Phone: (+886-2) 2597 9991

Revolver – Club/Live Music/Art House/ Laid back

Address: No.1-2, Sec. 1, Roosevelt Rd, Jhongjheng Dist, Taipei City

Coffee:

Campus Café – Overall good café

Address: No. 203, Section 3, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Phone:+886 2 2751 6021

Café Costumice – trendy café

No. 6, Alley 71, Lane 223, Section 4, Zhongxiao E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

+886 2 2711 8086

The green steps – popular coffee shop

No. 27, Ln. 243, Jinhua St., Daan Dist, Taipei

Ecole coffee shop – French themed coffee shop

No. 6, Lane 1, Qingtian St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Forgood – Chill Café

No. 12號, Lane 41, Yongkang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
+886 2 3393 8659

Cafe Kuroshio – Coffee and Cake shop

No. 9-1, Lane 141, Section 1, Heping E Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Kiosk – third wave coffee

No. 40, Section 1, Xinsheng N Rd, Zhongshan District, 台北市 Taiwan 104

Restaurants

Roots Creative – American local ingredients

No. 24, Lane 63, Section 2, Dunhua S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Cafe de riz – Japanese restaurant

No. 34 Lane 78, AnHe Road, Sec. 1

B Line – hidden gastro pub

2F, 104, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 2,

Aquatic development – Seafood market/restaurant

No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu E Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104

Orange Shabu Shabu

B1, No. 135, Sec. 1, Daan Rd., Daan Dist, Taipei,Taiwan

Dawan – Barbecue

1F, No.22, 177Ln., Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da_an Dist.,Taipei, Taiwan

Tua culture – New Taiwanese

No. 15-1, Lane 44 SiWei Rd

Missgreen – vegan

No.143, Wenchang St

RAW – by Andre Chiang

301 Lequn 3rd Road, Zhongshan District

Mume – Minimalist

8 Siwei Road, Daan District

Hotels/Where to Stay

Humble House – No. 18, Songgao Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110

Home Hotel – No. 90, Songren Rd, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan 110

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