I was in Taiwan for 6 days 5 nights. It was not a very long period to explore Taiwan, so we had a tough decision to make. Where should we go besides Taipei?
We chose Taichung. Taichung is only 58 minutes from Taipei with its High Speed Rail. Although it was not very cheap because the ticket cost NT765 (RM83 / USD26), but we figured the time saved can be used for the better!
Arrived at Taipei Airport at 3pm via AirAsia, and quickly rushed off to take a bus to the Taipei High Speed Rail Station for only NT30 (RM3.00 / USD1).
“Is it going fast? Why can’t I feel it?”
The ride was in fact so comfortable that I didn’t know we were speeding at 300km/h. D:
If you are wondering where to stay, I would recommend you to stay opposite a bubble tea shop. After all, Taiwan is all about bubble tea.
Hehe just joking. Conveniently located to many amenities is WOW Backpacker / Happy Traveler Youth Hostel, where we stayed for 2 nights! Pretty cosy right? 😀 Loved it the moment I stepped in,
The bus stop is just opposite the hostel, and amenities such as banks, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and many more are just walking distance.
There were 4 of us, so having a room to ourselves pose no problems at all. Although it would be fun to share dorms with other travelers.
However the only setback that I find is that you have to climb a flight of stairs with your luggage, but hey if we 4 girls can do it, so do you! 😛