Taiwan 2011- Day 1

24 Mar

Hello there!

We took Tiger airways for our Taiwan trip. Air ticket costs around S$426 if i didn’t remember wrongly. It was a 2 way flight trip that does not include food in it. Our flight on that day got delayed for TWO HOURS. It was really frustrating as we have arranged for a mini van to transfer us from airport to Hotel and our initial plan was to arrive in Taiwan at 8pm but in the end we reached at 10pm 😦 which was rather late already. So well, my opinion is that I will try my very best not to take tiger airways if possible cause it really dampens the mood when you have to encounter flight delay. Totally a Boo-Hoo.

We booked our hotel through www.agoda.com.sg and after some research on the Hotels and the rates, we went for Lilai (Relite) Hotel which is located 5 mins to ximending and 10mins to Taipei Main Station

You can check out their website at http://relitehotel.com/

We went in a group of 6 so we had 2 rooms with 2 queen size bed in a room. For 6 nights, it was about $250 per pax for the 3 of us, pretty affordable.

The view from my hotel room

Our room 🙂

My opinion: Overall, the location of the hotel was quite convenient. A few mins away there’s 7-11 convenience store. 5 mins walk to ximending and roughly around 10 mins walk to Taipei station. Remember to grab a map when you leave the airport so you will not get lost when you’re trying to find the way to the station first time

Airport Transfer/ Tour Services

I mentioned earlier we actually chartered for a Van to pick us up to bring to our hotel right? We actually booked 李先生, Mr Li tour & airport transfer services for our trip. initially our plan was to book him for airport transfers and a trip to 野柳, 九份 but when we arrived, he actually recommended us to go to the theme park in 台中 instead so we headed his advice and book him to bring us there for a day. I will elaborate more on the trip and include the prices for the charter alright. I will highly recommend him as he is really friendly and good, like an old grandpa 😀

If you guys are interested, you guys can email his’ daughter whom is the person in-charge of scheduling & emailing:

Jess Li

The estimated prices for quoted was: (價錢是一台車的租車費用喔,一台車最多坐8位。)

Day 1
Yay! Finally I am starting my day 1 posts. As mentioned earlier, we arrived at the airport at 10pm. Thankfully, Mr Li was still waiting for us. I am really glad to have him as our driver for the trip. He brought us to a mee sua stall that was closing & bought the food that was still left & treated us that meal. So nice isn’t it? && very friendly too! When we told him our plans around Taipei, he recommended us to a day trip to 台中 which we totally did not regret going there. (Will talk about that later!)
Exploring in the night
That’s about it for day one. Most of the shops were closed when we were there 😦
The food Mr Li bought for us 😀

Us with the saussages! 🙂
Day 2 will be up next week! Stay tuned 🙂

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