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nageinna

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Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« on: September 09, 2011, 01:50:25 PM »
sissies ask ko lang mahigpit ba talaga embassy sa picture? 2x2 yung size right? TIA
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 10:56:56 PM »
^sis from what i remember 1.5 x 2 dapat

just got back from taipei. such a gastronomical experience! before i went there i searched on the net for the popular and must-try restaurants. staple na ang din tai fung but i also tried the ff:

kao chi - food is similar to din tai fung (minus the long lines)
tu hsiao yueh - for tan tsai or danzi noodles
yong kang beef noodles - won 1st place for beef noodle soup championship 2010
modern toilet - concept restaurant but food is so-so, nothing special
yonghe world soymilk magnate - soymilk and shaobing breakfast (go here since this is the original, it's along yonghe st)

we went to shilin night market for the food - tried stinky tofu and oyster omelet. sorry not really a fan of the stinky tofu not because it is stinky but it's not really that good. the omelet is nice though.

grabe we tried almost all of taiwan's specialty! so happy tummy!

i booked a half-day tour of taipei via citydiscovery.com. we don't want to commute na kase and wanted the convenience of a guided tour. but touring taipei is quite easy because of their transpo system (very efficient much like HK and SG). ang init lang! super init! around 32 degrees!

we stayed at miyi hotel which is a delight! so close to the taipei main station, 200m walk. we got the economy room which is kinda small but it served its purpose. i think the hotel was newly renovated? the rooms look modern and the furnishings are still clean.

i'm so gald there's an Ikea in Taipei! we went here also.

we went to ximending for modern toilet. it was fun in that area. it's like shibuya district of japan. tambayan ng youth of taiwan.

for din tai fung - can't go wrong with this one although you have to wait to be seated. at least 30 min waiting time. worth the wait that we ate here twice. we went at their taipe 101 branch and at their original branch in yongkang.

overall, i'm happy with my taipei vacay. thanks again to sis wuvshoe and esor for answering my queries!


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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 03:37:25 AM »
Hubby and I will drop by Taipei before heading to Taichung! my problem is finding a good hotel near the MRT Main station. I've tried Miyi and Keyman but they are fully booked on the dates we will be there. I'm getting desperate na talaga! :(

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 09:30:47 AM »
^sis try city inn or orange forte or beauty hotel.  these are the hotels i saw in that area.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2011, 06:42:53 AM »
sissies ask ko lang mahigpit ba talaga embassy sa picture? 2x2 yung size right? TIA

passport size picture sis

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 08:26:29 PM »
I really wanna go there next year.
When advisable kumuha ng visa since I dont the exact dates of my trip pa?
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2011, 03:20:55 AM »
sis soulflygirl, three or two weeks before your travel yung pinaka advisable date ng pagkuha ng visa.

gusto ko din bumalik ng Taiwan, kaya lang ang mahal ng visa :P

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 03:42:48 AM »
thanks sis diyosa i finally booked via agoda sa see you hotel para near main station. thanks

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 11:19:58 PM »
what food can you recommend that I asked my parents as pasalubong from Taiwan? Mag stopover kasi sila to Taiwan bago umuwi dito.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 04:37:18 PM »
Sissies how's the weather in taiwan now? Will be visiting there next week. Ok na ba tshirt lang? Thanks :)
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 02:33:45 PM »
^^sis ladykristinn
Sorry if this reply is late... I recommend: Pineapple cakes, mochi in various flavors like green tea, coffee, peanut. etc. or dried fruits (guava, cherries, pineapple, etc.)

^sis nageinna
Day time is still warm (~26C) and it could get a bit chilly at night (~22C)... t-shirts/shorts are still ok, but bring a light cardigan to be sure... and umbrella because it's still rainy!


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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2011, 03:40:28 PM »
^thanks sis. very helpful. will be arriving later in taiwan. :)
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2011, 05:07:35 PM »
^glad my reply made it on time! enjoy your trip and don't forget to try stinky tofu!  ;)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 04:53:08 PM »
Get a chance to win a trip to Taiwan here :)
http://activity.taiwan.gov.tw/twfriends/

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2011, 03:51:29 AM »
I want to join the contest!
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sis nageinna, enjoy your trip!
try mo din yung milk tea & chipay (chicken)  ;D

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2011, 10:26:26 AM »
Hay! Ang dami nang naka punta ng Taiwan pero ako di pa rin. Hirap kasi mag research dito where to get a visa from here. Plus the time of course pero promise di ko palalagpasin ang 2012 without going there. ;)

^sis which months nga medyo chilly pa dyan sa inyo?

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2011, 10:44:52 AM »
^November to April :) Punta na sis!

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2011, 11:13:52 AM »
Wala pa kong nahanap na pang pasalubong sa iyo sis. hehe. Pero really target ko di bale nang di ako maka punta sa ibang bansa next year basta maka punta lang diyan. ;)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2011, 01:41:59 PM »
oo nga pala si sis wuvshoe, taga taiwan...:-) ako kaya ko gusto pumunta ng taiwan, para makabili ng mga korean magazines ko...:-) kasi diba yung trendy na magazine, taiwanese? eh karamihan na kino-cover yung mga favorite oppas ko eh...:-)

mahal ba ang visa? ang alam ko dati, basta may US visa ka, madaling ma-approved ang pagkuha ng taiwanese visa...ano bang makikita sa taiwan? maliban sa yung tower na lagi kong nakikita sa mga taiwanese dramas...:-)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2011, 02:40:12 PM »
sis yby2476 - yeah I've seen that magazine but everything is still in Chinese... if you're only after the pin-ups and photos, then it's ok ;-) just as long as the requirements submitted are complete, you'll get a single-entry visa naman.

About places to visit... there are some nice places like:
Jiufen - inspired the movie "Spirited Away"
Yehliu - Queen's head rock formation
Taipei 101 - 2nd tallest building in the world
National Palace Museum
Sun Yat Sen memorial hall
Chiang Kai memorial hall
Taipei zoo
Maokong Gondola - cable car
Danshui
Martyr's shrine
Beitou hot springs
Night markets (Shilin, Raohe, Ximending, Shida)
Temples (Longshan, Match-maker)
Wulai - trekking
Bitan - cycling/boat cycling
(Outside of Taipei:)
Sun Moon Lake
Taroko Gorge
Alishan mountain railway
Kending
Kaohsiung spots (there's a lot but I'm not too familiar because it's in the south na)

I think most people come here for the night market experience and the food ;)

 

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