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Asia » Taiwan » Taipei November 27th 2019

Whoa! I can't believed this is my 3rd time in Taiwan already! Coming from my motherland tired, groggy, sleepy, and my appetite was lost, our plane landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport at 1AM - on a wee hour. It was a 2 hour flight from Manila via Cebu Pacific. Taiwan, particularly Taipei will always be my second home out of the Philippines. I guess my heart was left there. I loved this country so much! So after the Immigration clearance, picking up our luggage and did some currency exchange, we took Kuo Kuang Bus; NT$140 as of November 2019 going to Taipei Main Station. Approximately, travel time is about 1 hour only. Reached Taipei Main Station at around 3AM already, decided to catch some sleep and headed off to our next activity of the day. ... read more
Nì hăo, Taipei 101!
Good morning from Taipei Zoo!

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei November 23rd 2019

Over the past 25 years, I have visited China, Hong Kong, and Macau, but never Taiwan. All of these can be classified as Chinese, but with a different history. Fortunately, Taipei is also served directly from Vancouver, so it became my City Tour for 2019. The trip didn't start well, as I misjudged the weather. I quickly realized this as I exited the airport for the subway, and nearly everyone had a jacket on and in some cases a down jacket. While I knew it wasn't going to be overly hot, I didn't realize how cool 18 to 20c can actually be when it is windy and humid. Some of the summer clothes I brought would not be needed. My other first impression was the cleanliness of the city. I really couldn't find a piece of ... read more
Taipei Grand Mosque
Taipei from the Hills
Tamsui Market

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei August 2nd 2019

February 2019, here I am again back to this lovely country I called my second home away from home: Taipei, Taiwan. After my Taiwan trip last June 2018, I kinda miss the place and decided to book the 7AM flight. This is my first out of the country for 2019. I have a strong affinity with Taiwan, I guess, and as promised, I returned to this beautiful place with a happy heart and an eagerness to discover new things. Well, Taiwan is one of my favorite country and also the closest to my heart. As if I am not a stranger here. So yes, I flew back to Taiwan. Dubbed as the “Heart of Asia”, this country is very much convenient and accessible in terms of commuting especially for tourists. There are so many things that ... read more
Taipei Main Station
Chiang Kai Shek Concert Hall
Taipei Metro Train Station

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei March 29th 2019

Taipei: Thang nay toi dinh di Taiwan vi thang 12 khi toi den Hong Kong sau do muon di Taiwan choi thi khong du thi gio nen toi de thang 3 nay di 1 tuan den do. Tuy nhien gio phut cuoi toi biet ra rang cuoi thang 3 la mua hoa ANh Dao no o Japan nen toi se bay sang Nhat de xem hoa anh dao va dao Taiwan lai gan dao Jeju cua Dai Han ma toi nghe noi rat5 dep nhu Hawaii nen toi muon ghe 2 noi nay trong dip nay nen chuyen di o Taiwan lai rut ngan lai chi mot ngay vi toi cung da den Taiwan 3 lan roi nhung ngan han. Toi chi mua ve di Taiwan 5 ngay truoc khi di va di dao Jehu va ... read more

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei November 21st 2018

Today we were travelling to Taiwan. We had another Cathay Pacific plane, we took off at 9.15 am and arrived at Taipei Airport 30 minutes ahead of schedule at 10.45 am. We had another British pilot (they get around!) and the clocks went back an hour. So far so easy. But then the queues at Immigration were massive and, despite no visa being required, it took forever to get through the photo and fingerprinting process. As a result our luggage was waiting for us by the time we got to it, so there was that ... Our prep indicated we needed to catch the NRT airport shuttle into the city. We found the booth where foreign travellers could buy their tickets but we had to use our credit card, despite having a small amount of local ... read more
Elevated roads and rails
Me in apartment complex
HOHO trip photo

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei October 10th 2018

Arrival in Taipei was drizzly but it did not dampen our spirits. We were met at the port by our driver and 7 of us set off to see what this city had to offer. First stop was Lungshan Temple. The place was bustling with chanting, singing and praying. It was hard to know if we were interrupting or being disrespectful by watching and snapping pictures but no one seemed to mind so we went with it. There was also tonnes of food laying about. We came close to snagging a quick snack, but correctly thought better of it - the Gods need their sustinence. It was a national holiday in Taiwan and maybe this is why this temple was so busy. After this stop we took a gondola ride up over the hillside tea growing ... read more

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei September 3rd 2018

August 24th- Taiwan,Taipei- Dia 64 Waking up at 8am I tried calling the number again but receiving with no response 😩 I guess I was going to go to Taiwan with my Honor phone which I can't open any Google applications 😱 Drinking the last amazing home made coffee cup until who knows when I grabbed my bag, thanked the parents and Federico, sayed goodbye and was on my way. Taiwan, Taipei bound Beautiful city of Taiwan. Immediately after arriving I tried some fried dumplings in the street. They had told me Taiwanese food was incredible and I could not wait to try it 😋  Uuui were they right, so flavourful and juciy. Waking to my Hostel at around 3pm I started seeing big trash cans outside all of the local businesses. Next to the trash ... read more
Your a beauty taipei 101
Hiking in Yangmingshan National Park
The peak #noviews

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei July 18th 2018

Moj posledny den na taiwane. Sice de facto posledny bude zajtra ale to je len presun na letisko. Chrapal som az do 9/30, vybehnutie na ranajky do 711 a nazad do postele. Ubytko nakonec opustam az po 12/00. Smer severna brana a stara posta. Nakonec som si to rozmyslel a mincu nekupujem, kupim nabuduce, bo mam taky pocit,ze na taiwan sa isto este vratim. Vonku bolo dnes vacse teplo nez vcera. V ubytku nic nerobenie a cakanie na 15/30. O 16/00 mam stretko na nabrezi rieky tamsui. Dadaocheng pier plaza. Tuto oblast poznam z minula ale vtedy som bol na opacnej strane a moc ma to nenadchlo. CS i ja prichadzame na minutu presne. Je tu par stankov s pivami, francuzske, thajske, talianske. Kotvime na malej plechovke peroni za sialenych 120td. Opat som cakal,ze to bude ... read more

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei » Da'an July 17th 2018

Rano problem opat najst neake ranajky v okoli. Tak som zas obehol cely blok a nakonec skoncil v 711, kde kupujem po dlhej dobe jogurt a k nemu banan. Vsetko zjedene v lobby, kde su dva tv. Ludia oproti minulajsku su tu neni az taky druzny. Prakticky som zatial neprehodil s nikym ani slovo. Akurat som tu videl chalana z irska co bol v predoslom hosteli v shilin. Ale tez moc druzny neni tak ako minule. Clovek fakt musi opustit taipei aby nasol priatelskejsich ludi. Dnesny plan ist do parku Daan. Podla ludi z predosleho hostela vraj parada. Mam na vyber pesi abo mrt. Vyberam si prvu moznost. Ide sa vyklenkami v budovach tak tien je, inak slnko pece a je okolo 35C. Prichadzam do parku, tak teda prvy dojem nic moc. Slabucky park, dost veci ... read more

Asia » Taiwan » Taipei July 16th 2018

Rano toastove ranajky, miesto ananasu bol melon. Mohli dat radsej ananas. Spraveny check out, batoch nechani na ubytku. Recepcna mi dala kod od dveri aby som sa vedel dostat do tohto secret ubytka, pretoze kluc som musel pri check oute odovzdat. Dnesny plan ist kuknut na sever do mestecka Tamsui. V metre vyberam 1000td, dufam,ze mi to bude stacit ale ak nebudem chlastat malo by. Este ale musim vymyslet daky darcek pre ruri, zatal mam magnetku, to dam jej mame Nasadam na cervene metro a uz sa rutim nadzemou smer beitou, tu musim zmenit supravu ale farba ostava rovnaka. Vystupujem na konecnej, ta je vo velmi peknom tehlovom prevedeni. Vydavam sa po stopach ludi co idu predomnou. Nic zaujimave zatial, uzka ulicka a rozne obchodiky. V jednom mi davaju na kostovku keks. Po zjedeny hned otravuju ... read more

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