Call me shallow but I only have three international travel goals: Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.  It’s not that I never wanted to visit other countries because I would love to explore the world too.  It’s just for the past decade or so, my heart is already set on these three places. About a month ago, I got to visit my first love—Taiwan.  Of course.

So many people asked me, “Why Taiwan?” Most of them thought I was looking for a job, or that I’d be visiting a family member, etc.  I was like, “Why not? It’s been my dream since 2003!” *cue Qing Fei De Yi aka Meteor Garden’s opening song* LOL. I wasn’t embarrassed when I admitted that Taiwan meant so much to me because that country introduced me to Asian Entertainment.  If not for TwDramas and TwPop, I wouldn’t have discovered Japanese and Korean Entertainment XD My life wouldn’t be as colorful if not for this, heehee.  Even though I am not as active as before, Taiwanese dramas and songs still stir up all the feelings inside of me :))  It’s about time I get to know the country better!

Finally used my Mickey Mouse Luggage (prize from Shopwise Christmas Party!) and Reebok Backpack (from Purchasing Exchange Gift :P)

We booked our flight last July 2015.  It was on sale, only around PhP 4,000 for our round trip ticket.  Jane and I actually wanted to go there together (#TeamZaizai) but when we were talking about it, I just resigned from my current work, soooo, money problems.  Haha.  Good thing Dex and Cherith *finally* asked us to book a trip last year!  As of July 2015, eight of us confirmed but by 2016, only four of us remained.  Haha, oh well.


Pretty passport holder from zip_ph@instagram!

Departure: January 13, 10 PM
Arrival: January 14, 12 AM

Upon arrival at Taoyuan International Airport, we were informed that it’s 18 degrees cold outside (WINTER FTW!).  I was only wearing my Starbucks jacket which didn’t provide any warmth at all ;___; We rode a bus to go to the main station and tried to walk but since it’s almost 1am and the cold is getting worse, we decided to ride a cab instead. I was so dizzy when we reached the hostel. *Surprise surpise!*

 

Our suuuper cute hostel in Taipei, Sunny Hostel! Jane blogged about it here~ Please check it out 🙂 It’s definitely one of my favorite places now and if ever we come back to Taipei, I’ll make sure we’d stay here again 🙂

We were greeted by a very ke ai handwritten note from the hosts 🙂 So cute! ❤︎

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Inside our room~ Too bad I wasn’t able to take many pictures huhu.  The bed was so comfy, I fell asleep in an instant. Haha. My friends went out to eat at a nearby convenience store but I was too sick to move.  Gah, I miss this bed already. I miss the hostel, I miss the hosts, I miss Taiwan.  HUHUHUHUHU I want to go back! *wails*

Anyway, here’s Taipei Sunny Hostel’s Facebook page.  I/We definitely recommend! <3

Our view! Woot woot scooter country! Peace Park!

We compiled all our pictures from the trip and we almost have 3,000 pictures (!!!!!) from our four-day stay.  LOL.  I’d probably be busy this month sorting everything out  (and hopefully blog days 1-4) + I really need to find a shop who prints photo books 🙂 Let me know if you have suggestions! Thank you! 🙂

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ALSO: Welcome to my new blog, stranger! 😛

 

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Taiwan 2016 : Day 0”

    1. Hahahaha ngayon ko lang napansin yung saya mo! 😛 Okay lang yan kyot naman. Haha.

      Yikes nahihiya ako pag kakilala ko yung nakakakita pero thank you~ 🙂 Wahehe. Meron pa kong isa pero di ko ma-figure out pano paganahin LOL

  1. OMG ngayon ko lang nalaman na you moved blogs!!! And I was supposed to go to Taiwan (kaya ako nagaask about it) this June, but I found cheaper airfare to somewhere else. Huhu! Excited na ako mabasa yung iba!

    1. Last week lang! Hehe. Ang dali kasi gamitin ng wordpress tas mas stable. Nakakainis kasi pag biglang nagdidisappear na lang posts ko sa tumblr.

      Anywaaaaay, san ka na punta? OMG. Mag-Taiwan ka!!! Nainlove kami <3

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