See you in March…!

The land of F4...and yeah, the 101!
The land of F4…and yeah, the 101!

After two years of pining after the land of F4, the Taipei 101 and the birthplace of the milk tea — I finally had the courage to go for it and book a trip to Taipei. Actually, the cheapo tickets from Cebu Pacific and the upcoming birthday of my constant travel partner, my sister The Queen. Apparently, her mantra nowadays is to celebrate her birthday anywhere as long as it’s not in the Philippines.

I am again her plus one, her constant navigator and her travel research fiend. This time, we made a challenge to ourselves to limit our spending to PHP15,000 for the whole trip (roughly less than USD400). This means that I have less than 2 months to research and plan for the trip, including the visa requirements.

Maybe what gave me courage to go ahead and just throw caution (again) to the wind is the trip to Korea. Whenever I get doubts about my ability to see a particular place, I always refer to the time when I had almost zero money in the bank and was still able to go to a place I could only dream of.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. You will like it there in Taiwan. It is a nice place. Been there many times and lots of food to try and eat. =)

    1. lanilakwatsera says:

      Am already excited! Any suggestion for a good place to stay? I am thinking Ximending — hopefully I can find something cheap and really good.
      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

      1. Well in Taipei, there have a lot of budget hotels which cost less than NTD1000 per night and it is quite clean. I have stayed in one of them before and of course you dun expect all the fancies like a 5 star hotel. It is good enough for a clean shower and a good nights rest. In Ximending, it is more of a shopping area for youngsters and a happening place at night. Food wise also a lot of varieties. If you have a chance, try to go to Jiufen. It is up in the hill which was a gold mine a long time ago. Now it is more of a tourist area but what I like most, is the food and snacks that you can get there is a lot. So it is the worth the trip up there if you have the time.

  2. tr4velgeek says:

    I am also visiting Taipei soon 🙂 looking forward to read your stories about it.

    1. lanilakwatsera says:

      Yey! when are you going? I am still looking for a good place to stay. I am thinking of the Ximending area, or just near the Taipei Main Train Station.
      Am also looking forward to reading your stories 🙂

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