There is a type of travel where your itinerary, the result of months of planning, is so jammed pack with must-see’s and to-do’s that you barely have time to catch your breath. But then something grabs your attention, and serendipity takes over logic.
Stop By Tea House in Taipei was one of those places, as we explored the Yongkang Street neighborhood - an area known for its abundance of restaurants - and of particular note, the original branch of Ding Tai Fung.
While walking down a side alley, a blanket of white cylinders floating inside a cafe window caught my eye. Intrigued, we approached the window to discover that the blanket was constructed out of numerous plastic cups. While the front of this cafe was simple and modern, the back housed an amazing human-sized cocoon made out of 8,000 plastic cups sewn together using zip ties. The space reminded me just a little of something I had once made, and I went a little camera crazy and dreamed of recreating the space in my home.
Stop By Tea House