Day 7/01 Jan. 2013: Chiayi to Taipei
Woke up early to take the free shuttle bus that will take us from Chiayi Train Station to Chiayi HSR Station. The first bus arrives at 6am.
It was an hour and a half HSR train ride from Chiayi to Taipei. Almost got lost in their multi-level underground station, very different here in Singapore but after a few train rides, you’ll get used to it.We managed to find the right exit and walk towards Nihao @ Taipei Hostel, our base for the next 4 days.
After checking in and depositing our luggage in our room, we managed to check the “under ground city” of Taipei Main Station, lots of things you can buy and places to eat. I found one of the best egg pudding I’ve ever tasted (well actually it’s my first time to try egg pudding, hehe).
Day 8/02 Jan. 2013: Taipei
We went to Ximending to look for souvenir shirts to take home, though it can be access by train, we tried going by foot so we can also see the streets around the area. I realized, it’s very diffculy to find the souvenir shirts during winter season in Taipei. We manage to find one store, but the choices are very limited.
We tried this very popular restaurant called Modern Toilet right in the heart of Ximen for our lunch. The price is a little above average, the food is “almost” average, but very good place to take photos. hehe.
After lunch, we continue to roam around Ximen Ding to buy souvenirs, which lead us to go to Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall which is two train stations away from Ximen Ding.
Day 9 / 03 Jan. 2013 – Tamsui
The next day we took the train to go to Tamsui to buy some ginger tea and other souvenirs, it was raining most of the day so we were not able to go around to take more photos.
Day 10 / 04 Jan. 2013 – Taoyuan Airpot to Changi Airport
Like everything else, our very short holiday have to an end and have to fly back to Singapore.