Taiwan Escapade

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Ni Hao! Taiwan we came, Taiwan we conquered! 10th country ticked off! We had our escapade dated Oct 5-9, 2017. This was the time that the Embassy was so confused if they wanted to grant the visa free to Filipinos or not. Nonetheless, now its visa until 2019! (Not sure though) Anyways, we stayed at an Airbnb Apartment at Ximending, not so nice, but worth it because it was at the heart of Ximending!

We enjoyed the tour the most along with Nicole Salvador and John Reantaso, our high school friends that also toured Taiwan with us! Taiwan has plenty of happy vibes that resonates to the community of Street Markets and Tourist districts. By the way a big shoutout to our personal tour taxi guide Leo Sun! Found his services through the "Philippine DIY Travel" group on Facebook. Contact him if you want to tour Taiwan! He also has a karaoke inside his cab and i guarantee he'll take great pictures of you just checkout our set of photos, most of them were taken by him!

Here is his Facebook account: https://web.facebook.com/LeoSentaxi/?ref=br_rs

If you're looking for a great itinerary to make the best out of a 5 day Taiwan trip! Here's ours!

XIMENDING

XIMENDING

OCT 5

  • Checked in our Airbnb in Ximending
  • Explored Ximending Area
  • Shilin Night Market

We actually quite tired this day from the Travel but nonetheless, we pushed on enjoying the Shilin Night Market and enjoyed some "Stinky Tofu" and "Flamed Beef"

 

CKS MEMORIAL HALL

CKS MEMORIAL HALL

 

 

OCT 6

  • Chiang Kai Shek Memorial
  • National Palace Museum
  • Raohe Night Market

 

We liked liked Raohe Night Market better then the Shilin Market. More food stalls and shops! But we didnt spend a lot of time here, we just went back to Ximending to Explore more shops!

TOP OF ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN

TOP OF ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN

 

 

OCT 7

  • Elephant Mountain
  • Taipei 101 Distract

 

Read a lot through the internet and based the "level of difficulty" from the testimonials of others on Hiking to the top of Elephant Mountain. IT WAS NOT THAT EASY. Please bring comfortable shoes and expect to get sweaty. But i Guarantee the view will be worth it.

 

 

JIUFEN OLD TOWN

JIUFEN OLD TOWN

SHIFEN LANTERN

SHIFEN LANTERN

OCT 8

  • Yehliu Geopark
  • Jiufen Old Town
  • Shifen Lantern Flying

This was the cream of the crop of our tour. Mostly because we were already with our friends and the tour guide was an absolute fun! Karaoke on the cab and lots of "millennial" music packed within his taxi! But the best part about it was he was also great at taking pictures!

Aside from the tour guide. These three locations was absolutely a different splendid sight! But our personal favorite was the Jiufen Old Town. The Lanterns and Old Chinese Houses gave us an old feel of unique Taiwan.

Longshan Temple

Longshan Temple

 

OCT 9

  • Longshan Temple
  • Goodbye Taiwan!

Spent an hour just to see this Temple before we head off! Definitely a must visit to experience praying and saying thanks Taiwan culture style.

 

Sadly like any other trip, the vacation had to end. But out of all the days we had in Korea I really enjoyed every moment we experienced. A truly magical and worth it vacation for me, Ynne, and my friends. Don’t forget to add Korea on your bucket list!