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wuvshoe

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #160 on: October 15, 2012, 10:42:51 AM »
fabulosity - Wufenpu has clothes lang... a lot of it. I think wholesale is 6 pieces up... this is where night market sellers buy their goods. Shilin vs Ximending... hmmm --- Shilin is bigger and targets tourists; lot's of shops to buy souvenir shirts/keychains, food pasalubongs, etc. apart from the usual (clothes, cosmetics, food). Ximending has a younger crowd (high school to uni students) and more for "uso" stuff like you can find the Korean cosmetics shops tabi-tabi.

Must buy ---  hmmm, Taiwan makes good Pineapple cakes. I've also seen people lining up for Wang Shifu mooncakes. Oolong tea. Mochi (esp. from Jiufen). Pork floss.
Must eat/try food/resto -- Stinky tofu, esp. the deep fried one (臭豆腐), Beef noodle soup (牛肉麵), Spring onion pancake (蔥油餅) or any breakfast item, lumpia ice cream (don't know what it's called). Most famous resto is probably Ding Tai Fung (www.dintaifung.com.tw) and check out the 'strongly recommends' in this famous blog: http://hungryintaipei.blogspot.tw/ (maybe you can find themed restos there... I'm not very familiar with those...)

Japanese products --- expensive... converted plus patong usually. But maraming fake na mura ;D

Haven't been to Japan so can't compare... but Taiwanese people are very nice and helpful in general.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #161 on: October 15, 2012, 12:04:10 PM »
Thanks guys for the input! After I come back, will surely post my trip report  ;D

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #162 on: October 19, 2012, 09:09:02 PM »
Booked for Aug 2013 for 3k RT. Looking forward to an awesome food trip!!! :)

Ma-aapprove naman siguro ang visa kahit first time traveller abroad? May 2 friends kasi akong first international trip ito if ever. :)
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #163 on: October 21, 2012, 02:37:46 AM »
help! i will be in Taiwan by november. questions:

1. what will be temperature in Taiwan by November? Winter na ba by then? or so-so cold lang?
2. we will arrive by 12midnight. what's the cheapest way to get to Ximen station?
3. where is the best place to exchange USD to Taiwan dollar?
4. is ximending same lang ba with ximen station?

dami ko tanung. preparing an itinerary kasi for 3 whole days.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #164 on: October 21, 2012, 02:46:51 PM »
Sana my mga taga gt kami makasabay this coming jan 21. 2 lang kasi kami e

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #165 on: October 22, 2012, 08:48:57 PM »
mga sis, 1st time namin ni hubby sa taipei on feb next year, actually nakapunta na ako before pero sobrang bata ko pa..

anyways, san po bang district or area maganda mag stay?

ito kasi choices sa  agoda..

Zhongshan District   (37)
Ximending   (23)
Da-an District   (14)
Songshan District   (12)
Taipei Main Station   (10)
Zhongzheng District   (9)
Beitou District   (8)
Danshuei   (5)
Jhonghe City   (4)
Sinyi District   (4)
Xindian   (4)
Banciao   (2)
Nangang District   (2)
Shenkeng Township   (2)
Shilin District   (2)
Sinjhuang District   (2)
Wanli District   (2)
Gongliao   (1)
Jinshan   (1)
Jiu Fen   (1)
Linkou   (1)
Neihu   (1)
Other   (1)
Sanchong   (1)
Wulai   (1)

TIA!!
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #166 on: October 23, 2012, 09:21:41 AM »
^Taipei Main Station para accessible and convenient. Lahat kasi ng MRT lines connected dito.

Pwede rin sa Ximending, commercial/shopping district.

 :)

1. what will be temperature in Taiwan by November? Winter na ba by then? or so-so cold lang?

When we were there nung November 2010, a little colder than Baguio yung lamig nya.  Average ata nun mga 16 degC pag daytime.  Sa tanghali hindi, pero may parts na mas malamig (like Yehliu Geopark) or pag gabi or umuulan. 
« Last Edit: October 23, 2012, 09:27:38 AM by jade23 »

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #167 on: October 23, 2012, 01:00:58 PM »
2. we will arrive by 12midnight. what's the cheapest way to get to Ximen station?
3. where is the best place to exchange USD to Taiwan dollar?
4. is ximending same lang ba with ximen station?

1. Agree with jade23 - hindi pa ganun ka-lamig... so-so lang!

2. Take the airport bus (like Kuo Kuang) to Taipei Main Station, then take a taxi to your hotel in Ximen. Up to 12mn lang yung public transpo  :-\

3. Kung open pa sa airport, pwede na dun. If not, any bank.. standard naman ang rates. I recommend Bank of Taiwan since walang processing fee. Bring your passport.

4. Yes, same lang ang Ximending & Ximen station  :)

Have a happy trip!

heaven_scent102 - Taipei Main Station rin for me... try http://www.miyihotel.com.tw/.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #168 on: October 26, 2012, 09:42:29 PM »
Can you lodge group applications for tourist visa? Ok lang ba isang tao lang magpasa ng requirements?
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #169 on: October 31, 2012, 11:49:57 AM »
^yes sis beachpatrol, madami nga dun parang agency na nagpapasa ng requirements for visa, and yung question mo if 1st time abroad, ma aapprove yun kasi Taiwan din yung 1st out of the country ko last year. :)

^maganda mag stay sa Taipei Main Station, kasi when it comes sa transpo, nandun na lahat.

Gusto ko din bumalik ng Taiwan, kelan kaya  ::)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #170 on: November 02, 2012, 05:32:37 PM »
Super thanks @esor. Yung show money, pwede na ba yung 20-30k?
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #171 on: November 19, 2012, 10:50:30 PM »
Backread and i'm glad na safe for female solo traveler ang taiwan. Medyo mega paranoid kasi ako. Haha! Ill definitely visit next august. Yay!

Ok na ba 4 days to explore? :)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #172 on: November 20, 2012, 03:38:30 PM »
ilang days from the departure date dapat mag-apply ng visa?
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #173 on: November 20, 2012, 11:23:58 PM »
^1 month lang ang validity ng tourist visa, 14 days lang ang lenght of stay :)

^ sis beachpatrol, keri na yan.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #174 on: November 21, 2012, 01:52:51 PM »
^^ andreil_19, atleast 2 weeks or 10days before para if may kulang na docs you have time to prepare.
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #175 on: November 22, 2012, 10:14:23 PM »
just came back from Taiwan and it was winter. food were really good. but the items were a bit expensive. even yung mga imported stuffs expensive. the items in Shilin are more of korean fashion. some are cheaper and unque but most are almost same price lang sa atin kahit tinawaran mo pa.

Cheapest to buy pasalubong is in Jiufen. very cheap food. Yung pork strip and sunpie nila are the best! Tried their mixed balls too!!!

For forex - better get it here in Manila or if no more time, sa Taiwan Airport nalang. I'm a banker and expose to fx rates. The difference is not that much. But if magpapalit pa kayo ng USD sa Taipei City hassle. Seldom lang yung mga forex stores unlike in Hongkong and Kuala Lumpur. Anyone going there, I still have excess TWD 5,000 at PHP 1.50. You may get it in my office sa Standard Chartered Bldg. Ayala Ave. Yung officemate ko kasi next year March pa pupunta. So, if meron here interested to buy my excess TWD, benta ko nalang.

Don't miss going to Yehliu, Jiufen, Shifen (sky lantern).

You need driver? I highly recommend Joan. She's very nice and will give you so many tips on cheapest stuffs. suppossedly driver namin is Mr. Chen. Also famous sa mga forums. but we had miscommunication. So, the guy from Qstay recommended us his friend - Joan which is blessing in disguise kasi mas comfortable kami kasama ang girl and makwento din.

here's her blogsite: http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/lingchyi_kung
meron din cyang facebook: www.facebook.com/joan.kung

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #176 on: November 29, 2012, 03:22:14 PM »
im excited to go to taiwan next yr feb. =)

close ba mga stores or regular naman? im not going on chinese new year baka before or after.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #177 on: December 07, 2012, 05:08:28 PM »
booked for our feb stay here, anyone na naka try na dito/

http://www.agoda.com/asia/taiwan/taipei/inhouse_hotel.html
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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #178 on: December 14, 2012, 05:06:32 PM »
Sis confirm ko lang if US tourist visa holder d na need mag apply for taiwan visa noh? or need pa amg register something2x? Thanks.

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #179 on: December 20, 2012, 08:49:21 PM »
lapit na kami umalis. plan ko sana kumuha ng visa this Dec 26-28 kung open sila.

sana ma approve kami 50k lang yun money ko sa bank.
pwede ba payroll account lang.

sana po may makasagot ng tanong ko. thanks in advance!

 

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