Taiwan 2015: Taoyuan to Alishan

This is our second trip to Taiwan in three years, despite having a considerable “long trip”  during our first one (due to work, i consider any trip with more than 5 days a “long” trip already), I felt like there is still so much too see in Taiwan.  (To check our 2012 Taiwan trip please…

Taiwan: Traveling by High Speed Rail (HSR)

My first bullet train ride was from Osaka to Tokyo 14 years ago and it was one of my most memorable experience from all of my Japan trip. So when I started planning our Taiwan itinerary, I made it a point to include a ride to HSR (High Speed Rail) Taiwan’s version of Japan’s Shinkansen.…

Taiwan: Travel Tips

Below are some simple tips that I think will be very useful when you plan to take your next holiday in Taiwan. All of them are based from our personal experiences during our trip between 26 December 2012 to 04 January 2013. I hope they could be helpful in your planing and preparations. Telecommunications: On…

Taiwan 2012: Taipei

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. Waiting area for free shuttle bus at Chiayi Train Station. It was an hour and a half HSR train ride from…

Taiwan 2012: Kenting

DAY 1/26 Dec. 2012: SG Changi T2 to TW Taoyuan T2 to Kenting Our plane departed from Changi T2 almost 1am of 26th and arrived at Taoyuan T2 past 5am. After a long queue in the immigration section and wait for our baggage, we were able to exit the arrival area past 6am already. We…