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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 January 13th 2019

Asia » Taiwan » Kaohsiung January 5th 2019

There was no queue for foreign passport holders at Kaohsiung immigration, instead we spend quite some time waiting for our bags. Then we got MTR passes and given we were staying in the old part of the city to the north, spent quite some time on that. The airport and MTR had hardly been busy but when we got out of the station it was deserted. It was 10:30pm. Luckily our guest house had told us which exit to take and given us the address in Chinese to show a taxi. The driver, an old guy, didn’t know where it was but wasn’t at all phased. He asked the driver behind and with a rough idea put it into goggle maps. We knew we were down an alley off a street, when we reached the rough ... read more

Asia » Taiwan December 16th 2018

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