Monday, September 25, 2017

Summer In Taiwan

Yes, you read it right, I spent one summer in Taiwan- for a change. It was just few months back when I decided to book a plane ticket because I swear, Taiwan I has got to be one of the most inexpensive countries I've been to. Like a whole day would cost you approximately around $20-$30 for transportation and food, good food, I must say. We only spent 4 days this time, just enough for my second visit. So here's a quick photo diary recap of my recommendations if you only have limited time to explore Taipei.

The best area to book a hotel is Ximen Station. or Ximending. It's like South Korea's Myeongdong, very accessible and there's a lot of stores and restaurants in every corner.

Jiufen Old Street is my favorite because aside from being photo-worthy, it's also one of the best places to binge eat their best street food. You can take a day trip here along with Yeh Liu Geopark and Shifen Old Street through KKDay. You can read about this tour here.

It's my second time in Taipei but Chiang Kai Shek is too beautiful to not visit another time around. It's also accessible with MRT so a quick visit wouldn't be a waste of time.

70% of my time in this city is spent with food so through KKDay, we booked a set meal where they served us the best ones - including milk tea and Xiao Long Bao!

Another thing that you should not miss while you're here is Taipei 101. Go all the way to 89th floor for a 360 degree view of Taipei, You can also book your discounted ticket here.

And if you're done exploring the city, a quick nature getaway would be perfect. For just 100TWD you can ride the Maokong Gondola that reaches up to 1000 feet. Another tip, you have a choice to ride the crystal cabin! And while you're within the area, you can also do a quick visit to Taipei Zoo. 

There's a lot more to explore in Taipei and you can always end each day at the night markets. My top recommendations that are just around the city are Raohe and Shilin Night Market. 

So, there you go! My quick list of the must-go places that you can consider next time you visit Taiwan. You can also visit, it's a platform that I use whenever I organize an upcoming trip to anywhere because aside from having less fuss, I also get great deals and discounts!