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wuvshoe

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #40 on: December 07, 2011, 03:24:23 PM »
^^Hello sis, travel time from the airport to Taipei city takes around an hour (one-way). Terminal 1 is under renovation so most shops are still closed. But Terminal 2 has some shops... I don't remember masyado since I've only been there once...

Food - try to check this site for recommendations:
http://hungryintaipei.blogspot.com/
I'm not much of a foodie but even I have heard of this famous blogger when it comes to Taiwanese food/eats.

One of the most famous restos here is Din Tai Fung but you have to wait to be seated sometimes (like 30mins to 1.5 hours).

^Good choice, sis!
The weather is mostly the same as HK... cold and damp.

Taiwan is relatively crime free, like Singapore. No worries there... But unlike Singapore, English isn't widely spoken here. Medyo challenging if you can't speak/read Chinese. You'll see English signs but you can't read them aloud and expect people to understand you... Mandarin is a tonal language kasi. Hmmm, as long as you have a solid itinerary, you'll have fun :)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2011, 08:37:35 PM »
^ I just booked my ticket.. Weee!! I'm excited!  Good to know na safe sa Taiwan :D

Solid itinerary.. hmm plan is to just wing it! haha  I just wana see the major sights and then eat and absorb the city the rest of the time..  This will be my first solo adventure trip kasi.. something that I decided to do before I get married.. sa hostel rin ako magstay which will be my first time..

If any of our sissies will be there Dec 27-31, I'd be glad to meet up :D

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2011, 06:27:06 AM »
enjoy Taiwan sis ^^

super safe sa Taiwan, we went there last March '11. I love the weather, the foods and the people ^^ We stayed din sa hostel, and okay naman dun. Ang importante malapit sya sa MRT  :D

fashionista ang mga Taiwanese, I met a friend there and she's super bait, buti nga marunong sya mag english :)

I miss Taiwan, hay sana makabalik ako dyan  :D

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2011, 07:42:02 PM »
How's the weather in Taipei now?  Will be there next week na! :)

wuvshoe

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2011, 02:02:38 PM »
^Cold (15~20c) and a bit rainy :D

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2011, 04:18:13 PM »
Hi mga sisses...greetings from Qatar :)
Pa advise naman mga sis, me conference (church) kaming pupuntahan ni hubby sa taiwan this coming 24 January '12, pero sa jan. 14 pa kami uwi ng pinas for vacation, ano po ba mabilis na paraan para makakuha ng visa? walang taiwan embassy dito kaya no choice kami kundi jan kumuha, gusto ko na rin kasi magbook ng ticket pero nagdadalawang isip ako dahil wala pa kaming visa...at ano po ba mga requirements? TIA :)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2011, 03:33:48 AM »
hi sis ysmem 1 day lang magpa expedite ng VISA, fee is P 1,200

Visa fee is P 2,400 for single entry

requirements:
Taiwan Visa Form (downloadable from TECO site)
2 pcs passport size picture
Passport
Photocopy of Passport
Bank Certificate
ITR
COE
Round trip e-ticket
Printed e-mail from hotel reservation

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2011, 04:18:52 PM »
thanks so much sis esor :) nawala worry ko...pede na pala ko magbook ng ticket ;)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2011, 11:11:07 PM »
hi mga sisses! anong murang brands or bilihin sa Taiwan? mga fashion or clothing brands. thanks!

mystique

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2011, 11:46:25 PM »
^Cold (15~20c) and a bit rainy :D

leaving na tomorrow! is it still raining? better siguro i'll just bring a foldable umbrella :D

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2011, 04:03:15 PM »
i made my booking yesterday :)...first time to use CB, daming extra charges ;)
We'll arrange our visa pagdating ng pinas, hopefully mabilis lang ang process


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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #51 on: December 27, 2011, 11:18:26 PM »
Hanggang 12 midnight lang pala yung mga MRT. What's the best way for big groups (8-10 pax) to get around Taipei after midnight?

wuvshoe

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2011, 09:45:12 AM »
btrcp - hi sis, most clothing brands are more expensive here in Taiwan. the only brand i can think of na mas mura is Converse... some brands go on sale like Giordano, Bossini, Hang Ten and Baleno and you can buy a shirt for 99nt (or 140php). mura rin if you shop in Costco but you need a membership card to get in.
after midnight, we take cabs na... walang choice. it's kinda expensive... like 5-6x compared to Manila  ???   

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #53 on: January 03, 2012, 02:38:32 AM »
btrcp - hi sis, most clothing brands are more expensive here in Taiwan. the only brand i can think of na mas mura is Converse... some brands go on sale like Giordano, Bossini, Hang Ten and Baleno and you can buy a shirt for 99nt (or 140php). mura rin if you shop in Costco but you need a membership card to get in.
after midnight, we take cabs na... walang choice. it's kinda expensive... like 5-6x compared to Manila  ???

thanks much for all your help sis! would you now what's the best make up brand to hoard in Taiwan? :)

wuvshoe

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #54 on: January 03, 2012, 10:04:51 AM »
^i think Korean brands are cheaper here... either Skinfood or The Face Shop!

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2012, 09:24:17 PM »
how long does it take to get approval to enter taiwan if you have a US visa?

I heard you still have to do something online...

mystique

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2012, 11:45:03 AM »
^ it takes less than 5mins.. you just have to input your passport and US visa details and print the approval, that's what i did. ;)

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2012, 02:40:02 PM »
mga sis how can we go to Pingxi from Taipei?
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love Him.." R8:28

wuvshoe

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2012, 05:45:46 PM »
You can take the TRA train to Ruefang station and transfer to the Pingxi line :) Here's a good blog post about it:

http://kampungboycitygal.com/2009/08/taiwan-best-trip-riding-the-pingxi-branch-rail-line/

sky_butterfly17

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Re: Visiting Taiwan THREAD II
« Reply #59 on: January 24, 2012, 02:43:23 PM »
Hi sis wuvshoe,

meron bang Nike store saTaipei? if meron, san ang exact location? we have company trip on Feb 23-26. Malamig pa ba that time? thanks :)

 

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