Monday, August 27, 2012

Taipei - Day 1

It has become a yearly affair to travel to Taipei since J and I first visited 4-5 years back.
We usually fly there via Cathay Pacific so we get a stopover at Hongkong on our way back. 
Got our tickets from Asia-Euro during a travel fair held at Suntec a couple of months ago at $1,300 
including 3 nights stay at Prudential Hotel in Hongkong. 

Booked our Taipei hotel - Han She Hotel separately because we did a check on 
and it was a lot cheaper if we get it there.
Asia-Euro quoted us about $150 a night and we got it for only $85! 

As we did not buy the hotel stay from them, we had to settle airport transfer ourselves.

That wasn't a problem because the Free Go Airport Bus stops right opposite our hotel! 

A single journey ticket costs about SGD6.

Excuse my crappy face, the shipment for the cardigan that many girls asked about is here! :D 
(Will be up for sale this week!) 
This is the same cardigan I wore in Cream together with my High Neckline Grecian Midi.

I also bought the internet prepaid SIM valid for 4 days at TWD250 = $10+
(Can be purchased from the telecom booths at the airport) 
Unlimited internet access throughout my stay at Taipei ^^
You can't make calls with this SIM card unfortunately. 

Where we boarded the bus

50 minutes later, at our hotel

This is my 3rd stay at Han She Hotel.
I keep going back because of its close proximity to Ximending and it is extremely value for money. 
You also get free WIFI in the rooms! 

Those travelling in big groups will be happy to find out they offer family rooms.
They have the option of 2/3 queen sized beds in a room! 

The reception on the 4th floor.

Our humble abode for the next few days. 
Nothing fanciful about the room but it is clean and has all the gadgets you need in a hotel room. 

Toilet, reasonably spacious.

Standard mirror shot whenever I reach a new hotel room :P 

While JY takes a shower, I camwhore :P 

Close up of my top! (: 
Coming up on Hollyhoque soon. 
Made of the material used for polo tees! Very comfy.

The road junction we pass by every morning to get to the train station. 

After a 3-min walk, we arrived at XI MEN DING!

Went to look for Ah Zhong Mien Xian the moment we got there.

There are many small lanes at XMD, so remember this one to look for Ah Zhong Mien Xian!
It is located a few shops away from here.


Our Mee Sua!! 
*Rubs hand in glee*

Slurp ^^


The food hunt continues...
Located near The Face Shop (: 

Many flavours to choose from but our favourite is still cheese topping


Happiness  ><

Flavoured fishballs a couple of stalls next to the BBQ Mua Chee 
I like Curry!

How can we forget 50 Lan's Milk Tea?
See JY drink until so happy :D 

Watsons Taipei; All vain girls MUST VISIT 
They carry so many makeup brands not available in SG!! 

Stocked up on more Heroine Make's Mascara! <3

Off to Taipei Main Station to get our train tickets for Yilan the next day (: 


Cutie <3

Lao Zhang Beef Noodles

Nearest train station > C.K.S train station, 105 Ai Guo East Road. 
Its a pretty long walk from the train station so be prepared! 

Last makan stop before our bellies close shop lol

Thumbs up for the springy hand pulled noodles and hearty soup base!
It would be great if the beef chunks were smaller though! 

The meat was so well cooked that it literally melted in my mouth. Ngom

Headed to Shida Night Market thereafter for some shopping and that was all for Day 1 (: 
I still can't decide if Shilin Night Market or Shida Night Market is better 
so I think you should visit both if possible!

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