Taiwan has always been on my dream because my mother has worked here for several years. Plus, I wanted to see the rich Chinese-influenced culture and different Asian environment in this small yet confident country BUT because of Taiwan’s roughness against the Philippine Passport Holders, it has been always on my waiting list. UNTIL the news has announced that, we now can enjoy 14 – days FREE TOURIST VISA (until July 31, 2019) in Taiwan! Yuhooo – then, last Christmas 2019, my dream has become a beautiful reality.
It’s our first time in Taipei and here’s what we did! Is it your first time, too? Then, here are the suggestions of what you can do:
Visit the world famous Taipei 101
It was the TALLEST BUILDING in the world back in 2004 – until Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been built in 2009.
See the monument of the great late President Chiang Kai Shek
Taiwan has one of the most complicated political power systems in the world – they have four faces of Democracy and thanks to their great General Chiang Kai Shek for his democratic legacy. For more info about Taiwan’s Government System, click here
Late Night Markets
Who can resist the cheap authentic Chinese foods and cute little nothings??
Go to the Taipei 101 Observatory Deck
and learn one of the most interesting histories ever built!!! (I’ll have another blog about this, just so very intriguing)
Walk at the City Parks..and streets!
What I love about most about Taipei is their reservation of trees and parks inside the city!
Have a Day Tour at the Suburbs
There are a lot of day tours from Taipei for a day or two – directly from hotel pick up and drop off – and you won’t regret leaving Taipei for hours!
Shop at Taiwan Square
The NY Square of Asia! Spend your night here hunting street foods, milktea and shopping!!
Dine in the Modern Toilet Restaurant
If Liam can digest the poo foods here, you can, too!
This was actually a treat for Liam for being so cooperative to all our family holidays. He is very happy, he just doesn’t show it!
Eat at the Top of the World at YEN Taipei
Make sure you have a reservation and get ready to taste the authentic flavours of Taiwan in style!
- For instagrammable shots, be sure to book on summer season (June – August).
- You can buy a tourist sim for 10 days so you can turn on your 4G all the time for maps and places to go, you can find it before exiting the airport.
- If you’re in Taiwan, dress like a Taiwanese (esp for ladies). You will know what I mean when you get there! You don’t wanna be left behind, do you? (wink)
- Taipei is a stroller-friendly city, walkways are just spaciously awesome!
- Transportation in Taiwan? The best in Asia. Bullet trains, subways, they’ve got everything. Uber and Taxis are not recommendable (costly!)
- For the experience of real authentic hand-made Chinese foods, go to local eateries and not the fancy ones in the shopping mall.
Do you have any travel stories you want to share? Feel free to email me so we could talk about it! Thanks for reading my post! See you in Chiang Mai, next!