Travelogue (Mini Moon Edition) : Taiwan 台湾 8D7N (Taipei 台北 Day 1)

Aloha! I am back with my Travelogue Taiwan 台湾 8D7N (Taipei 台北 Day 1) ! So sorry for the delayed blog post and for the lack of updates recently. In light of the additional commitments, guess I will need to improve on my time management…

Okay, so tracing back to our mini moon which was about 5 months ago? My goodness, time really flies! :O

Read :

Taiwan 台湾 8D7N (Hua Lien 花蓮 Day 1)

Taiwan 台湾 8D7N (Hua Lien 花蓮 Day 2)

Taiwan 台湾 8D7N (Hua Lien 花蓮 Day 3)

After checking out of our 望海樓民宿 Bayview Hotel Hua Lien, our most-awaited part of the trip has arrived! We proceeded to Taipei 台北 for a more exciting shopping and eating experience!

We took the The Tze-Chiang Limited Express 自強號 to Taipei and the travelling time took around 3hours!

Travelling to Taipei

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Goodbye Hua Lien

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Our train tickets!

We also ordered some small bites from those ladies going round with their push carts in the train! It’s actually quite yummy and not too expensive. However, we regretted not trying their Bento set which I heard is delicious too!

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After 3 hours…we finally reached!

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We stopped at Taipei Main Station(台北車站) and to get Ximending 西門町, we had to change train to the Metro Subway – Taipei MRT (台北捷運) and stop at Ximen Station.

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For our Taipei accommodation, we stayed at Hotel Diary of Taipei Hotel-Wanguo Branch. Location-wise, it is superb. However, in terms of other issues, this hotel did not perfect the score. Read on the find out why.

Journey to XimenDing

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Upon arriving at Ximen Station.

We walked about a short 3-minute walk to our hotel.

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This is the hotel building. Look out for their hotel signage as above.

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The hotel shares the same building as a cinema, which can be convenient if you intend to catch a late night movie, which we did for one of the days! 🙂

Upon reaching the hotel reception…

Hotel Diary of Taipei Hotel-Wanguo Branch

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Our hotel room.

We were given the room just behind the reception area and because it was too noisy, we requested to move to another hotel room the next day.

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I was quite taken aback at how small the hotel room is but that was not the main problem. The hotel room doesn’t even have a mirror except only in the toilet! 🙁

After placing down our stuffs and settling down, we hurriedly went to explore Ximending!

Exploring Ximending

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Ah Zong Mian Xian 阿宗麵線

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Ah Zong Mian Xian 阿宗麵線

This is the famous Ah Zong Mian Xian 阿宗麵線 which is supposedly the BEST mee sua in Taiwan! So be prepared to queue up for it!

It is really yummy and because of the cool weather, it makes it a very delicious comforting food to savour!

And then…we decided to do something CRAZY! We had a JUMBO ICE CREAM..in this cold weather (both of us feels cold easily)!!

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Jumbo Ice Cream

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Jumbo Ice Cream

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Jumbo Ice Cream

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Due to the cold weather, the ice cream sure melted fast!

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STAGE shop at Taiwan Taipei

For those who are anime and fans of figurines…you need to visit this shopping centre!

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Most levels are filled with toys, toys and more toys!

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Here is the husband checking out the toys…. -.-

Walked around further before we settled at this Modern Toilet Restaurant!

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After dinner, our tummies were about to explode so we continued exploring the vicinity. Little did we know that there is a mini night market at our hotel area!

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After that, we caught Batman vs Superman at the cinema below our hotel and ended the night thereafter! 😀

So that was all for our Travelogue Taiwan 台湾 8D7N (Taipei 台北 Day 1)! It was not a long day at Taipei as it was already evening time when we reached.

More on our Taipei Day 2 in the next post so stay tuned! 😀