International Travels, Taiwan, Travels, Visa Applications

#TaiwanWithTheOne – 4D3N DIY Itinerary and Visa Application

Taiwan is a fairly inexpensive country to go to for Filipinos. With the current exchange rate of NT$1 to PhP 1.56, the money you bring from the Philippines almost has the same value when you go to Taiwan, save for that Peso-USD, USD-NTD exchange that depreciates your money twice. To maximize your stay, do as… Continue reading #TaiwanWithTheOne – 4D3N DIY Itinerary and Visa Application

Asia, Food, International Travels, Taiwan, Travels

The US$300 Taiwan Challenge: 5D4N Transportation and Food Expenses for A Couple

This trip has largely been unplanned. By that I mean, we only had a month or so to book and prepare for this, and after a month or so (February), we will head to Bangkok for a few days. So the budget wasn't as big as when we went to Japan. Add to that the… Continue reading The US$300 Taiwan Challenge: 5D4N Transportation and Food Expenses for A Couple

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Taiwan With The One: Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Elephant Mountain, Yehliu Geopark, Taipei Zoo, and Maokong Gondola

Aside from the obvious Japanese influence in Taiwan, a lot of the must-see places in Taiwan are still mainly Chinese. And even though the Republic of China is not recognized by UN as a country, it recognizes itself as its own sovereign land. I've even read somewhere that Taiwan is like China, but friendlier. So… Continue reading Taiwan With The One: Taipei 101, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Elephant Mountain, Yehliu Geopark, Taipei Zoo, and Maokong Gondola

Asia, Food, International Travels, Taiwan, Travels

Taiwan: Japanese and Chinese Fusion and Places to Visit

The first thing you would probably notice when in Taiwan, is how evident and wide-spread its Japanese influence is. We saw a mini Shinjuku, a mini Shibuya, and read about some onsens (hot spring baths) in some other places outside of Taipei. So I couldn't help but google why Japan has so much presence in… Continue reading Taiwan: Japanese and Chinese Fusion and Places to Visit