I carefully share this 2023 Taipei shopping map with all the travelers! I provide 6 different characteristic locations, including Shilin Night Market, Zhongshan MRT Station Commercial District, Ximending, Taipei East District, Wu Fen Pu Wholesale Market, and Shida Commercial District. Additionally, I introduce the nearby MRT stations, clothing price ranges, and nearby night markets for each location, allowing you to have a perfect and fulfilling day trip from shopping during the day to enjoying food at night. At the end, there are some personal thoughts about how Taiwan’s prices have risen much faster than wages and how food prices are also expensive, which is different from over a decade ago.
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One-day tour of Jiaoxi, Yilan: No-car itinerary to enjoy natural scenery, specialty scallion pie, classic afternoon tea, and hot springs
For Yilan travel, in addition to thinking of Luodong and the city center, the popular area of Jiaoxi will of course not be forgotten. This time, I will share the Jiaoxi one-day trip without driving itinerary achieved by using the Taiwan trip package, starting from Taipei to Yilan County Jiaoxi Township for sightseeing. The entire journey is calculated from taking the bus back and forth from Taipei, and the cost for a single person is about NT$1,500 (not including the cost of buying souvenirs). Recommended attractions include Linmei Panshi Trail, Tangweigou Hot Spring Park, Yuanlai Ru Chi Hot Spring, and Jiaoxi Hot Spring Park, as well as alternative attractions and food, special souvenirs, and transportation recommendations. It is suitable for light travel and couples to enhance their feelings.
Airline Inn Kaohsiung Station｜Accommodation in Kaohsiung｜5-minute walk to the train station – super convenient accommodation hotel
Located about a 5-minute walk from Kaohsiung Railway Station, the First Class Hotel is themed around airplanes and offers good quality rooms at an affordable price. The hotel provides 24-hour front desk service and clean, comfortable rooms. It also collaborates with the High Speed Rail holiday program to offer package deals that include HSR tickets, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious working professionals.
Kinmen has nine national and 83 county-designated monuments on the small island. When you walk around Kinmen, you can see old houses in the Minnan style or Baroque buildings, and the most known ones are probably the ones you’ve read about in history books, such as the Second Taiwan Strait Crisis. There is a list of recommended accommodation on such a small island that you may wish to try when visiting Kinmen.
Four Points by Sheraton Penghu, located near the harbour, opened in 2016 with an infinity pool, children’s playroom, spa and other services. There is also a Starbucks shop on the ground floor, which is very comfortable!
“Sous Vide” is the French word for vacuum packaging, which allows meat to retain its full appearance, reduce fat loss and produce