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01 June 2015

Taiwan 2015 - Day 1

Hi there. I know I've been procrastinating for the longest time for my Taiwan travelogue already and I'm truly sorry. Its just that I'm so busy with work nowadays that I don't even have the time to edit my photos. Even if I have the time I will just want to lay on my bed and just rot. Haha!

So anyways, I have finally decided to get my lazy ass up and edit the pictures for Day 1 of my trip. I guess I'm taking the first step already??? Haha!



This trip is suppose to be a grad trip with my poly year 3 group mates. Initially we planned to go Korea, but due to budget restrain, we decided to settle on Taiwan. Air ticket price was about $350 SGD for 8 Days 7 Nights return trip. It is quite worth it I guess???

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I still remember how excited we all were. Considering the fact that I've already been there once back in 2013. LOL! I think partly is because of the company???

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Here's my airport outfit. Just a Garfield pullover that I've been wearing for ages from F21, and my Momsie's pants. Comfort at its best!!! ♥

ALL EXCITED & READY TO FLY!!!
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After about 4-5 hours of plane ride and "Chua Tai Di", we finally touch down at TaoYuan International Airport. As we arrived at Taiwan, I immediately turn on my portable pocket wifi that VisonData kindly loan me for this trip. While the rest of my friends all decided to get their own data sim at the airport. #PocketWifiFTW

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After my friends have gotten their data sim card, we went down another level where there's a 7-11 and the place to buy the bus tickets to Taipei Main station. We were starving at that point of time and airplane food is just too expensive for poor kids like us. So yea. Convenience food ftw.

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Before this trip, we were all asking all our friends who were at Taiwan a few days before about the weather cuz we are pretty unsure of the clothes to pack. For me its still alright cuz guy's clothing is pretty versatile. But for my girl friends, they were struggling. HAHAHAHA!!!

To my disappointment, I went outside to get a feel of the weather, and it was humid!!! IT WASN'T COLD AT ALL!!! I was so prepared for the cold wind! :(((

After the long 45mins - 1hr bus ride, we've finally reached Taipei Main Station, and took a train stop to XiMen station. Checked into out Minsu and hurriedly went for dinner at the Toilet Cafe.

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What I like about Taiwan is that all their food is affordable yet comes in a really big portion. Like a bowl of hotpot at the modern toilet cafe only costs about 320 NTD which was about $14 SGD, and it comes with a drink and ice cream.

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My friends are still craving for desserts despite already having a bowl of ice cream. So we all ended up ordering the choco shaved ice that costs only 100 NTD which was about $4 SGD? What's more its shared among 5 people, that means each of us only paid like 20 NTD = 80 Cents SGD??? Hahaha! #CheapThrills

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After our dinner at the Modern Toilet Cafe, we took a walk down the streets of Xi Men Ding, bought Ru Rou Fan for supper as well as Papaya Milkshake. YUMSSSS!

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After that, we went back to our MinSu to chill and that pretty sums up our first day in Taiwan.

By the way, the MinSu we stayed in was from Airbnb. The host is really nice and he kept in contact with us via Line Chat. He would advice us on places to visit and also give us tips on what transport to take etc. Here's the link to their profile. -> https://www.airbnb.com.sg/users/show/14340321

We booked a separate rooms for the 1st day because on the 2nd day my friends and I will be leaving Taipei for Taichung and only to be back at Taipei on the 3rd day, thus we would be wasting the 2nd day if we were to book the whole entire 8 days.

Even is really nice to assist us with our needs by helping us to reserve our MinSu when the Airbnb website crashed. LOL!

So for our first night we stayed at Angel House (https://www.airbnb.com.sg/rooms/2990118?s=xwtR) Where we had to squeeze a little bit, but we're all fine with it since its just for a night. The place overall is quite cozy IMO...

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Bathed, changed into our sleep wear, put our masks, pack our barang barangs for our Taichung trip the next day cuz we won't be back for the night. Took a group photo before going to sleep, and that sums up our day 1 in Taiwan.

Till the next post~

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