A Fun & Easy Traipse through Yehliu, Jiufen and Shifen with KKday

I’m a proud “DIY-girl” whenever I travel and I revel in finding budget travel hacks whenever I can. I would revel in discovering far-away places and meeting new people on my own. I would work on spreadsheets, go on a mad research spree and serve as the lead in most of my travels. It’s funContinue reading “A Fun & Easy Traipse through Yehliu, Jiufen and Shifen with KKday”

I stayed in Homey Hostel while in Taipei – and it ticked off all my hostel must-haves

In the last five years, I have been travelling more and more frequently – often times, going out the country two times a year – depending on the funds available, or the level of stress and misery that I am in. For 2018 alone, I went to Japan twice, starting the year in Nagoya andContinue reading “I stayed in Homey Hostel while in Taipei – and it ticked off all my hostel must-haves”

I’m Spirited Away in Jiufen: An adventure in the land of Yubaba and Chihiro and the unending flight of stairs 

(I am writing this post while waiting for my flight back to Manila, whiling away time at the Taoyuan Airport. The trip to Jiufen is definitely the highlight of the trip hence I can’t wait to write about it)  The first thing you will notice upon reaching is the cats. There’s a number of them:Continue reading “I’m Spirited Away in Jiufen: An adventure in the land of Yubaba and Chihiro and the unending flight of stairs “

Amazing Taiwan: the land of shaved ice, warm people, micro mini skirts and full-on PDA (Part 1)

I love, adore, yearn for Taiwan! Obviously, three short days is not enough to discover the beauty of Taiwan. But my four short days in Taipei (actually 2 1/2 days in Taipei and half a day in Yehliu) pretty much gave me fond memories of this country formerly called as Formosa. What can I sayContinue reading “Amazing Taiwan: the land of shaved ice, warm people, micro mini skirts and full-on PDA (Part 1)”

Applying Tourist Visa to Taiwan

It’s one of those days when I am gritting my teeth and beside myself with worry since I will have to submit my application for a visa to Taiwan by tomorrow. This is the part of traveling that I dread — proving to the embassy that I have plans of returning (I mean, why wouldn’tContinue reading “Applying Tourist Visa to Taiwan”

See you in March…!

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 TheContinue reading “See you in March…!”

Setting my sights on….. Taiwan

Out from nowhere, I suddenly started researching facts and things on how I can go to Taiwan. Where do I begin…? I REALLY THINK I NEEDED TO GO — as in, I need to experience a place where I wont be hearing English too much (I know it’ll be a hassle going around, but thinkContinue reading “Setting my sights on….. Taiwan”

The lure of Taipei

I’ve read a nice blog describing how Taipei was a better (and cheaper) tourist destination compared to Singapore. As the blog owner and the writer was a Singaporean, I definitely took notice. People, who’ve been to Taipei–is this true? I was told that one needs a visa to go to Taipei, is it hard gettingContinue reading “The lure of Taipei”