So I had extra me time to use to blog 😂. Reminiscing our Taiwan trip with the brothers and cuzzies.
So this trip was an inaugural cousin trip of some sort. Making Taipei our meeting place from Manila, Vancouver, Singapore, Calgary. Haha! Thanks to us for defying the nautical miles. Months of planning and effort especially from the cuzzos from North America 😂 but worth it. Thanks to PAL for the good steal I got 6k roundtrip each so I can treat the boys too! Plus the pilot going to Taipei was a classmate of mine! Smooth flight in fairness.
It’s my first time in Taiwan. Never been there even for a layover. So I was excited to see as people say I will enjoy the food trip! While waiting for the brothers and cousins from around the world 😂, I decided to book us a trip to Jiufen on our first morning. I mesaged Leo Sun, who was recommended by a teammate at work. I decided last minute as we got nothing planned on the first day and cousins planned Jiufen the day we are flying out. We needed to go back to Manila a day earlier. The Jiufen trip I got was just half day or 6hrs for 3000 NTD or around 4500 in PHP. We were supposed fetched in the hotel and dropped in the hotel as well. (By the way we stayed at Stay Inn Taipei)I requested to pass by the Yin Yang Sea and Golden Waterfall on our way to Jiufen. But, on the day of our trip it rained while we are having breakfast at Mos Burger accross the hotel. We stayed in the Zhongshan area near Shuanglian station. The tour guide Chouly from Leo’s team volunteered to pick us up in front of the food chain instead, so yayb We were just three so we were seated comfortably the whole trip. Whats amusing is the tour guide played OPM songs! 😂 Leo and his team are known to specialize facilitating tours for Pinoys. But, I also enjoyed the F4 songs along the way. As in the original F4..age revelation just like that. 😜 Highly recommended. Let me know if you need more information. Did I say she was also good at taking photos? Look below for our Jiufen photos:
Yin Yang Sea and the surrounding mountain views from our view deck is so beautiful even if it was raining. The manmade Golden Waterfall is also interesting. Both we were able to see en route to Jiufen. Klook and KKday have packages too but you have to walk long so it might not be preferred for kids.
When my brothers Sed and Sean and cousins Mr and Mrs Yeo arrived, we met at Ximending to kick off our foodtrip and just enjoy the Taipei Friday night. Milktea, Hotstar Chicken, Torched Beef and the Noodles topped our list!
The following morning we went to Shifen at Pingxi District for the Sky Lantern experience and the Shifen Waterfalls! I love it!
Then, we went to Taipei 101 at night. Formerly. the tallest building in the world.
Our last whole day was about City Tour! And Shilin Food trip.
Hopefully, Filipinos are forever visa free to this neighboring country. Food trip amd milk tea indulgence is fun. I heard other cities and towns are as fun!!