Category: Taiwan

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Taiwan Prepaid SIM Cards at Taipei Airport

Flew into TPE recently and wanted to gather all of the information the prepaid SIM cards available there for all my readers. Taipei Airport has plenty of wi-fi/SIM card options for travelers, here’s a run down of what I saw. There’s plenty of options based on length of...

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Best Taiwan Beef Noodle Soup

Recently I stayed at the Regent Hotel in Taipei, and got to try some of their famous Taiwanese beef noodle soup. I’m no food critic, but this beef noodle soup won a ton of awards and was designated Taipei’s best beef noodle soup in 2015 by CNN. The specific...

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Plaza Premium Lounge Taipei Review Terminal 2 TPE

Taoyuan Tapei Airport Terminal 2 has two Plaza Premium lounges which are next to each other. There’s a lounge area in the middle of the terminal above the departure floor with lounges for all of the airlines. You’ll see it right after passing through immigration. There’s a lounge...

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amba Zhongshan Hotel Taipei Review

amba Taipei Zhongshan is a cool, funky, eco-friendly boutique hotel I had the pleasure of staying in recently. If you’re not familiar with this brand, amba was created by Ambassador Hotels in 2012 and supports the local Taiwan neighborhoods and businesses. After staying at amba, I felt a good...

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Regent Taipei Hotel Review: Tai Pan Room

Regent Taipei is without a doubt, one of the best hotels in Taiwan, certainly 5 stars. I’m actually surprised it’s ranked only #31 on Tripadvisor. I feel it should be higher. The service level is what really set this property apart, there were plenty of staff and each...

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Long Distance Coaches in Taiwan

If you are travelling between cities in Taiwan, long distance coaches can be a good mode of transport, and also good value. The green coaches of U Bus are a familiar sight every few minutes on busy Taiwanese highways, but there are in fact many other operators too....

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Trip report: Taipei Taoyuan to Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines flight HX285, Business Class

Ticketing This was ticketed as part of a HK Airlines airpass book of tickets, which cost HK$6,300 for three round trip business class flights between Hong Kong and Taipei. I had originally booked on an early afternoon flight. I wanted to change the other leg of this ticket...

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Free city tour when transiting in Taipei

Taipei promotes itself as a good airport connecting much of Asia with north America, in the same way that Incheon and other airports also do. Something interesting for those transiting Taipei is that it offers international transit passengers through Taoyuan a free half-day tour. Each tour can accommodate...