• Taiwan,  Taiwan Travel 2015,  Travel

    Taiwan Travel 2015 [Day 1] – Taipei Taoyuan Airport and Lavender Cottage in Taichung

    As I said in my prior post, we flew PAL because we wanted the comfort and convenience of flying non-budget. We compared the rates of PAL with Cebu Pacific (no promo) and EVA Air and of the three airlines, PAL actually offered the cheapest rate. When we got to the NAIA Terminal 2 and just before we checked in, I realized that I forgot to print our Taiwan Travel Authorization Certificates. Note that NAIA Terminal 2 does not have Internet kiosks nor business service desks. Fortunately, PAL has a business office and that’s where I was able to print my certificates for free. It was around 9:50AM of April 8…

  • Taiwan,  Taiwan Travel 2015,  Travel

    Taiwan Travel 2015 – Itinerary in Taiwan for 5 Days

    Here’s my second post for the Taiwan Travel 2015 series. The first one is about applying for a Taiwan tourist visa in the Philippines and this post is all about our itinerary for 5 days. Let me share a few tips first. We went to Taiwan last April 8-12 and the weather was really cold which was not what we expected. I’ve been monitoring the weather since January and I have been checking forecasts for April. A week prior to our departure, the weather in Taipei and Taichung were already hitting 27-30degrees (Manila at that time was at 34degrees). Who would’ve thought that it will be somewhere between 13-14degrees when we got…

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