“Where did you go in Taipei? How much cash should you bring to explore Taipei? What was the food like?”Explore Taipei (2017) answers these questions and more with visuals from my Nikon D750 and iPhone 6.
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Continuing on from the last blog post, Journey to Hong Kong (2017), it was time to visit some place different, a different country than the usual or recent ones visited (i.e. Japan, Hong Kong). This was a good chance to visit and explore Taipei. Reason? There hasn’t been any negative feedback from anyone that has visited. It was even recommended several times because of the food. Am I a foodie? I wouldn’t say I am, but I do like to eat… so tickets were booked one week before traveling to Hong Kong.
“Where did you go in Taipei?”
To be honest, I really had no idea where to go or what do in Taipei. When I arrived, I wanted to budget myself to just spend $200 on food, lodging, and subways. I decided to not get a mobile wifi unit as I heard wifi was readily available almost everywhere. IT IS available everywhere… but you just need to sign up for it in advance or have a local set up a number for you. You can go HERE to set it up. (I recommend setting it up before you arrive)
“How did you navigate around without wifi??”
Your phone is still able to use GPS, but you won’t be able to search locations without wifi… so I just starred a bunch of places I planned to visit. If I needed to locate a place, I would just find available wifi and mark the spot in Google maps. Also, the subway system is really easy to navigate if you have a map and a good common sense of direction.
Remember to turn your volume down lol.
After the a long night of ‘meeting and catching up’ with Eddie, I got back to the hostel and slept at 4AM. It was such a struggle to get up at 6AM for my flight back to HKG. The hostel host had to wake me up and call a taxi for me. They’re pretty awesome and I was running a little late. By the time I checked in, all the seats were full… so they bumped me up to business class! Unfortunately, I was too hungover/tired to enjoy it. Definitely, one of the more memorable trips I’ve been on.
Thanks for checking out Explore Taipei (2017) if you’ve actually read or scrolled down the whole post. I would most definitely recommend Taipei as a place to visit for 4-5 days. If you have any questions or comments, just hit me up!