Category: Taiwan

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Luggage / Baggage Storage at TPE Airport

Taipei Taoyuan Airport has three different options for storing your luggage. Storage Lockers Left Luggage Bonded Luggage Storage (in customs) Storage lockers aren’t noted on the airport website, but they’re there in the terminal. I saw them with my own eyes and gathered information for HKTB readers. Fee...

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Hello Kitty Gate at Taipei Taoyuan TPE Airport

Flight was delayed coming back to HK, so I had some time to wander TPE airport. The Hello Kitty themed gate is there, figured I’d snap a few pics and share my thoughts. The gate is located in Taipei Taoyuan Airport, Terminal 2, Gate C3. It’s been around...

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TPE Airport Train to Taipei Main Station via MRT

Taipei finally has a train between the city and Taoyuan Taipei airport. It opened on March 2, 2017 and they have introductory fares of 50% off until April 1, 2017. There are two types of trains, the express or commuter train. The express train takes 38 minutes while the...

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Taiwan Airport bus to Taipei

Taiwan Taoyuan TPE airport is far from Taipei, approx 45 km. Takes about 1 hr generally by bus. I’d allow up to 1.5 hours though, in case of traffic. Buses aren’t that frequent neither, usually 20-30 mins apart. Unfortunately there’s no rail services so you’re stuck with taking...

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How to buy 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....