The first I heard of Amore Pizza was in a newspaper article in Taipei Times. They claimed despite Amore Pizza's shabby old looking brown interior this was one of the finest pizza establisments in town. The Mrs. quickly looked it up and found out that it was located behind NTU close to the back gate. This was a bit of a tricky spot to find. When we eventually found it, it wasn't hard to miss the drab shades of brown that Taipei Times spoke of.
I don't remember what we first had when we went there, but I am certain it was most likely pepperoni. If a pizza place does bad peperoni then clearly they're not worth visiting again. Luckily for Amore Pizza or some would say unluckily the pizza I ate that day was enough to keep me going back.
Then suddenly one day we decided we wanted to eat a decent pizza and Amore Pizza was gone. We hopped on the scooter and looked around incase for some odd reason we were looking in the wrong place, but it really was gone and we weren't going clinically insane.
At this point I did think it was gone forever, and was rather disappointed because like most people I do love to have a decent pizza from time to time. Apart from the usual suspects of Pizza Hut and the other cheap take away pizzas there really wasnt / isn't that much choice in Taipei.
Then one day from nowhere, out of the blue my Mrs. said, "Amore Pizza is open again". It didn't close it just moved. "HMMMM, Moved?" I said with some kind of sinister gleee that I would again be chomping on that good ole pizza of theirs...but where was it?
Turns out it had a new location between Zhongxiao Dunhua, and Zhongxiao Fuxing. This new location was as awkward to find as the previous one. Jammed in the middle of two busy MRT Stations, but hidden away down the back lane like some sexy pizza gem that would make Pinky and Brain give up their conquest on conquering the world and wet their pants with excitement.
The other news was, the inside looked identical to the last one. All that drab brown was there too, but who cares when good pizza is the order of the day eh? You could look at those drab brown walls all day. As long as they kept serving sexy tasting pizza.
THEN NO!!!! WHAT THE HELL!!!!! It happened again. It was gone, it was no longer hidden in the little back lane. It was closed and gone! And we were back to eating Pizza Hut. We felt pizzerless which was the equivalent to a husband who's wife has ran off and left him for the 20 stone butch lesbian. It's depressing...maybe not that drastic but you get the point, every city needs a good pizza place with a reasonable price.
Never fear however! My Mrs. came and saved the day again like she is the batman of the pizza world or some random shit like that. She again informed me that Amore Pizza had upped and moved. Again! This time it relocated to Gonguan. It was lke Amore Pizza was trying to get rid of me and didn't want me to be a regular anymore.
I was very pleased it was still alive, breathing and serving that goddamn sexy pizza. This time they seem to have left the brown behind too and went for bright yellow. This seems to be the best location of all three they've had. However the secret is firmly out the bag this time, and the bright yellow decor is screaming, "SEXY PIZZA IS HERE BITCHES." Unlike indie music hipsters I don't mind the secret being out and I keep returning for more.
They serve all types of pizza and pasta, including pizzas for one person. I by far prefer the sausage and pepperoni. The Mr's likes to get meatball pasta, I do believe she only gets the meatball pasta so I can help eat the salad and bread, which comes together with the pasta order.
All in all if your looking for somewhere to eat pizza, that won't break the bank like some of the other 'trendy' looking places around Taipei you wont be going wrong heading to Amore. I can assure you, it's even better than a lot of the so called trendier ones too. Enjoy...Today Pizza! Tomorrow the World!
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Just want to tell you about all the cinemas in Ximending where I live. There are loads. I have 6 cinemas near by my home. What this means is, if there is a movie you want to watch, and it does not match your time then you can just walk around in a 5 to 10 minute radius and find one that suits your needs.
Ambassador(Big Cinema behind my apartment)
First of all I want to tell you about the cinema with the huge screen around the back of our apartment. I don't remember its name because I have only been there once to see R.E.D. This cinemas main screen is huge. It really is the biggest cinema screen I think I have seen. Even bigger than the IMAX in the Metrocentre. The sound inside is awesome too. It really is the best cinema I have been to here for the sound and picture quality. A lot of people here seem to like the Viewshow Cinemas but I think they are just average compared to this bad boy!
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People back home often ask me all the time one of these questions:
"Hey Mark how are you doing? And how are things going for you over there in China?"
"Hey Mark, what's it like living in Thailand? I have always wanted to go there!!"
This bugs me a lot, as I don't know how many times I have tried to tell them I am not currently in China or Thailand and I am in Taiwan. Taiwan is a country, yes it is small but it does not belong to any other country.
Most people around the world clearly know that they are all different. Just because China likes to claim Taiwan is theirs but it really is not. Also I know Taiwan and Thailand have the same sound at the start of the countries name, but they are very clearly two different countries, with very different histories and traditions.
It is really disappointing for me that so many people back home seem like they don't really know a lot. Either that or they are very ignorant about things in the world. Surely someon…