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Taipei on a Budget: Tips for Traveling Cheap

Taipei on a Budget: Tips for Traveling Cheap March 23, 2012 | Food, Hotels, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
While Taipei may not be as pricey as other Asian cities like Tokyo or Hong Kong, it certainly isn’t always the most budget-friendly destination either. Luckily, travelers willing to do a little planning ahead of time can enjoy plenty of Taipei’s offerings without breaking the bank. Accommodation...

Taiwan’s Dragon Boat Festival

Taiwan’s Dragon Boat Festival February 22, 2012 | Events, Travel Tips | Read More
The annual Dragon Boat Festival, one of the three major festivals in Taiwan along with Chinese New Year and Moon Festival, occurs each year on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month (usually during May or June). Visiting Taipei during the Dragon Boat Festival gives visitors a chance to experience firsthand...

Useful Taiwanese Phrases

Useful Taiwanese Phrases October 11, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
While there is a Taiwanese language that most people (especially the older generations) speak, you’ll probably have an easier time getting around with speaking Mandarin. Nearly all Taiwanese under the age of 60 as well as the overseas Chinese living in Taiwan speak Mandarin. It’s a tough...

Getting From the Airport to Taipei

Getting From the Airport to Taipei September 25, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is a major hub in Asia. Whether you’re flying through on your way to another destination or spending time in Taiwan, getting out of the airport and into the city can be convenient and inexpensive, depending on how you go. Plan how you’ll get from the airport...

Using the Metro in Taipei

Using the Metro in Taipei September 14, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Taipei is equipped with one of the easiest and most convenient public transportation systems out there, and it would be a shame to waste your travel budget on taxi fares or car rental fees when you have the subway at your disposal. With five separate lines traveling to over 80 stations throughout the...

Dealing With Emergencies

Dealing With Emergencies August 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Chances are your trip to Taipei will be smooth and safe. The Taiwanese people are friendly and helpful, and violent crime rates are low in the capital city. But as with any location, emergencies can happen, and you’ll be much better equipped to deal with them with a bit of preparation. Photo courtesy...

One Day in Taipei

One Day in Taipei August 26, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
With an excellent public transportation system and tons to see in a relatively small area, you can pack in plenty of sights in a single day visit to Taipei. Put on your best walking shoes, lather on the sunscreen, and get ready for a full day of local food and sight-seeing in Taiwan’s capital city. Photo...

Layover in Taipei

Layover in Taipei August 16, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
The Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is a major hub for flights in and out of Asia, so if you’re traveling anywhere in the region, chances are you’ll eventually spend some time at Taipei’s airport. If you’re sick and tired of duty free shopping and can’t stomach another...

Free Things to Do in Taipei

August 12, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re bored in Taipei, you’re obviously doing something wrong. Whether you’re a shopaholic, outdoor enthusiast or museum hopper, this city has plenty to offer without emptying your wallet. If you’re traveling on a budget, check out some of these fun and free activities in...

Mandarin Vocabulary for Restaurants

Mandarin Vocabulary for Restaurants May 18, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
One of the best parts about visiting a new country is trying out the local food, and Taipei has some darn good eats. While hand gestures and pointing can get you pretty far, and many restaurants have photographs or sometimes even English menus, knowing a few basic phrases and food vocabulary words can...