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    • Cigarettes under 18? :)

      by llama001 Online Now Jun 14, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      Is it possible to buy cigarettes under 18 years old? Are there some stores that would "secretly" sell them to minors? I live in a country where I'm at legal age of smoking and I like to smoke from time to time, and I'm gonna spend 2 months in Taipei so it would be useful to know if it's possible to buy them ;) or maybe do you know if it's possible to carry them in my luggage? Won't i have any problems with transporting two packs with me even if I'm not 18?

      Thanks :) and please don't tell me to stop smoking, I smoke very rarely, a pack would last me for a month ;)

      4 Answers Jun 15, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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      Regulations on bringing cooked food into Taipei (from Taoyuan airport)

      by shafresco Online Now Jun 7, 2015 at 9:07 AM

      What are the regulations for bringing cooked food (packed fried rice/hotdog buns etc) into Taipei airport? Is it allowed? We will be travelling on a tight schedule and might not have time to stop for food etc, so we are thinking of bringing from home. Pls advice. Thanks..

      3 Answers Jun 7, 2015 at 5:39 PM
    • Taoyuan Airport to Taipei Arena?

      by slodkasha Online Now Jun 4, 2015 at 9:11 AM

      1) How do I get to Taipei Arena from Taoyuan Airport?
      2) From Taoyuan Airport, is there any bus/train to get to the Taipei Main Station or to connect to other public transport in order to get to Taipei Arena?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2015 at 2:03 AM
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      Cheap accomodation near Taipei Arena

      by shafresco Online Now Jun 2, 2015 at 11:33 AM

      Hi, anyone can recommend a cheap, good and clean hotel/inn in Taipei somewhere near Taipei Arena? Our budget is somewhere around 15-30 USD per night. If theres cheaper, it would be good too! Thanks!

      1 Answer Jun 2, 2015 at 7:07 PM
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      Taipei ticketing system and getting around Taipei Arena

      by shafresco Online Now May 31, 2015 at 9:01 PM

      Hi there! Are there any VTers from Taiwan/Taipei who can help me with ibon ticketing system and how to get around Taipei Arena?

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      Taipei's ticketing system?

      by shafresco Online Now May 31, 2015 at 8:24 PM

      Hi there! I will be in Taipei in 2 weeks time for a concert but am having problems understanding the ticketing system there. Is there such a system called ibon ticketing system there for concert tickets purchase? Have even tried google translating word by word but still cant get to purchasing the tickets. Would appreciate your help! :)

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2015 at 1:23 AM
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      Jiufen Visit

      by TeresaLim Online Now May 27, 2015 at 9:36 AM

      HI..ShoulId stay overnight at Jiufen? I have not been to Jin Gua Shi, I plan to go Jin Gu Shi then to Jiufen. I prefer to go slow on the trip and enjoying the sceneries, eateries.

      I am in a group of 4.

      If yes, which place to book?

      Thank you.

      4 Answers Jun 4, 2015 at 8:45 AM
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      Need Advise / Suggestion

      by TeresaLim Online Now May 24, 2015 at 9:39 AM

      Hi..I am planning a trip with my friends (4 of us) to Taipei on coming end Oct. We will arrive in Taoyuan on Thursday night and below is my planning:

      Note : my friends never been to Taipei but I been there few times, I want to explore new places which I missed out on my previous trip but I still need to show my friends the important places, so I have temporary came out with below list. I wish to stay one night in '汽车旅馆' which is on the arrival day and 2nd day morning check out to Taipei; is it a good idea?

      Thursday : Arrival at Airport (8pm)

      Friday : Yang Ming Shan,

      Beitou (hot spring museum, eat and hot spring bath),
      Dan Shui & Yu Ren Ma Tou
      ShihLin NIght Market

      Sat : 101 tower

      Wu Fen Pu
      (still thinking of where to go)

      Sun : Taipei Underground Shopping Street

      Raohe NIght Market,
      still thinking what to add

      Mon : Overnight at Jiu Fen

      Jin Gua Shi
      Jiu Fen

      Tue : still planning

      Wed : Go Back

      Thank you.

      1 Answer May 27, 2015 at 2:28 AM
    • Drink as much as you can clubs

      by Britontour Online Now Apr 22, 2015 at 5:41 PM

      I read in the guide about these places. Can any one tell me the names of these places in the city?

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2015 at 11:14 PM
    • 7 days in Taiwan

      by Britontour Online Now Apr 21, 2015 at 12:07 PM

      Hi Guys,

      Which places of interest should I not miss seeing in Taipei and Taiwan?
      I like history, sea, nightlife and culture.


      3 Answers Apr 22, 2015 at 6:04 AM
    • How & Where to Stay in Taipei City

      by GSMJASON Online Now Apr 4, 2015 at 11:44 PM

      We're a couple going to Taiwan 1st time this coming May;
      1. what is the best way to get from the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City ?
      2. which budget hotel (not backpacker type) to stay in that's easy to move around ?
      3. where to best visit given only 5 days stay ?

      Appreciate any past Taiwan travellers' insight / advise.
      Thank you.

      11 Answers Apr 6, 2015 at 4:20 AM
    • Airport to Taipei City

      by jnogen Online Now Apr 3, 2015 at 7:41 AM

      Hello: First time in Taipei,I'd like to know how to get to Chaiin Hotel near Dongmen Station,arriving via China Airlines
      at 9:05 pm at Taoyuan airport.Thanks in advance for your help.

      6 Answers Apr 8, 2015 at 3:01 AM
    • Mini bus service

      by EthelnotBuba Online Now Mar 23, 2015 at 11:44 PM

      Hi. Can you recommend a reliable airport transfer service? For 12 adults and 3 kids with 14 small-medium size baggages, from airport to hotel.
      Thank you.

      11 Answers Mar 26, 2015 at 7:44 PM
    • Taispo - transportation and sightseeing with limited time

      by gooruvlc Online Now Mar 5, 2015 at 9:10 AM

      I am travelling to Taiwan for the Taispo, Internationa Sporting Goods Show in March. It will be my first visit to Taipei. I am looking for information regarding transportation in and around the city. I am staying at the Tango Hotel XinYi. I would like to know the easiest way to get from the Taoyuan airport to he hotel and would also like to know the best way to travel to and from the fair ground. Also, information on vegetarian restaurants in the vicinity of the hotel and fairground would be most appreciated. Finally, although my time is limited in the ciy, any suggestions on 'must see' sights in the city would also be great,

      Many thanks


      2 Answers Mar 5, 2015 at 5:45 PM
    • 6D5N in Taiwan

      by etee27 Online Now Dec 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      Hello! Will be in Tw next year March. 6D seems too long for Taipei only, but too short if we would like to explore outside Taipei. Is it recommended to perhaps drop by Taichung or Tainan for a short 2D1N trip? Will it be too rush or cramped?

      6 Answers Jan 21, 2015 at 12:35 AM
    • winter in Taipei

      by vickyngo08 Online Now Dec 5, 2014 at 8:38 PM

      I'll be going to Taipei over winter break. I was wondering what is winter like in Taipei? What do I need to pack clothing wise? I'm visiting friends and their presents. What gift should I bring fortaiwanese elder?

      2 Answers Dec 6, 2014 at 2:53 AM
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      Taipei 4D3N Itinerary for first-timer - Suggestions?

      by FreeAtLeisure Online Now Nov 4, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      Hi, guys! Please help me out in my itinerary... I'm going to TW for the first time in a few weeks, and I'd like to cover most of the attractions in the city and a bit further out in 4D3N. My base will be in Ximending.

      • Day 1 - Urban Highlight**

      Taoyuan International Airport early morning arrival Taipei HSR to Taipei Main Station Ximen Station - hotel drop-off luggage Tian Wai Tian Mala Hotpot lunch Ximen Red House Taipei 101 - shops & observatory Din Tai Fung dinner Ximending

      • Day 2 - Nature Trip**

      Yangmingshan National Park Beitou Hot Springs Danshui Fisherman's Wharf & Lover's Bridge Danshui Night Market Shilin Night Market

      • Day 3 - Historic and Cultural**

      Presidential Office Building (how to get here from Ximen Station?) pass by 2/28 Peace Park Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall; National Theater & National Concert Hall Dongmen Station - Yongkang Street Beef Noodle
      Zhongxiao Fuxing station shopping district (Sogo, Breeze)
      Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall
      Taipei City Hall / Xinyi district malls (Bellavita, Mitsukoshi)
      Houshanpi Station - Raohe Night Market

      • Day 4 (Day Trip? Still up for draft)**

      hotel checkout 10:30am

      suggested trip - Yehliu Geopark + Jiufen Old Town? (how long should this take? will it be too taxing?)

      ETA 10PM Ximending last look, take luggage from Hotel
      en route to Airport (red eye flight)


      Why the itinerary is as such:
      I'm more of a city gal, so malls and modern structures are always a draw. Looking forward to Taipei 101 the most!
      Going to Yangmingshan hoping to see autumn foliage! And it's near to Beitou (are the hot springs really that HOT?) Wasn't keen on Danshui intitially but it's also nearby so might as well.
      Ticking the historical landmarks just because. CKS would probably be the highlight. Not into temples so left them out.
      Going to night markets not so much for the food (not that adventurous) but for the experience. I might surprise myself.

      Maybe you have other places to suggest in addition to the ones above? (and restaurants too!)
      Thanks in advance!!!


      5 Answers Nov 5, 2014 at 9:41 PM
    • best shopping

      by SharonG18 Online Now Oct 9, 2014 at 4:25 AM

      Have a conference in Hualien and then 2 nights staying in Taipei before flying home. Not a real foodie but very interested in shopping. Bags, shoes, shirts for family etc. What would be best shopping area and somewhere 4 star ?? to stay close to shopping. Any other must see things..only 2 days thank you

      2 Answers Oct 9, 2014 at 7:26 AM
    • Please help me identify this unknown cafe in Taipei

      by Widia Online Now Sep 13, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      I saw this beautiful cafe (which is located in a hill) in a taiwanese drama. At the end of the credit of the drama, I believe it is the name of the cafe. Could you please help me?

      thank you so much!


      5 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM
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      Moving to Taiwan

      by Narniangirl Online Now Sep 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

      I'm moving to Taiwan on December so I have a lot of questions...
      1) how's the weather around December and January?
      2) are the people racist? (I'm Mexican btw)
      3) how sanitary are the restaurants?
      4) how's the drinking water?
      5)is it expensive to live there?
      6) are people nice? Or very into themselves?
      7) what's the safest area in Taipei?

      These are all the questions I have ...for now.
      Thanks for your time!

      2 Answers Sep 8, 2014 at 10:54 AM
    • Need travel advice for Family vacation trip to Taipe in OCT - Thanks

      by Ray1010 Online Now Aug 25, 2014 at 9:47 AM

      Can you please suggest.
      1. Is Taipei a good family destination ? we are a couple with our 7 year old
      2. Get we get by with English - or will language be a big issue
      3. Is it tourist friendly ?
      4. Is Oct a good time of the year to travel in ?
      5. Can you please suggest things to do / see

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2014 at 6:42 AM
    • Need help on transportation

      by cher018 Online Now Aug 24, 2014 at 4:41 AM

      Hi, i am going to Taipei next month. Based on my research i can do a 1day trip to Yehliu --> Jinguashi --> Jiufen --> Shifen --> Keelung.

      Can you provide info on going to Shifen (from Jiufen).

      • Where in Jiufen can i find the bus stop going to Ruifang Train Station? Which bus# to take? How long is this trip? and how much? what is the frequency of the bus?
      • From Ruifang Train Station, which bus# should i take going to Shifen? How long is this trip? and how much? what is the frequency of the bus? Do you have the bus time arrival?
      • How far is Shifen Waterfall? Is there a bus that i can take?

      From Shifen to Keelung:

      • I understand that from Shifen Train station i have to go to Ruifang Railway Station. Which bus# should i take? how long is the trip and how much? what is the frequency of the bus? Do you have the bus time arrival?
      • From Ruifang Railway Station going to Keelung, same questions: Which bus# should i take? how long is the trip and how much? what is the frequency of the bus? Do you have the bus time arrival?

      would appreciate any help :)



      3 Answers Aug 25, 2014 at 7:54 AM
    • gifts for host

      by Annpaul Online Now Aug 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      What are fun and good gifts for our hosts in Taipei?

      1 Answer Aug 14, 2014 at 7:40 AM
    • Mini bus hire and Guide

      by Limcwk Online Now Aug 3, 2014 at 12:54 AM

      We will be travelling to Taipei in early Dec for 7 days We are 3 generation family of 9 people (4 teens).
      We need transport
      - from airport to hotel
      - Daily from Hotel to visit sites, some day trips outside of Taipei
      So many of us, imagine we will minimally need a mini bus.

      We speak some Chinese. Best if bus driver can also do a little guiding. Willing to hire separate guide... perhaps or student who can accompany us all 7 days.

      Would really appreciate any suggestions on good and reliable options.

      1 Answer Sep 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    • taiwan travel

      by mickeyang Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      which part of taipei i should stay, if i want to shopping in taipei ?
      can i know the famous place of taipei ?

      2 Answers Jul 28, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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      (Lanyu) Orchid Island

      by chriskeith Online Now Jul 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      I'm looking at flying out to Orchid Island for 3 nights but cant find any accommodate on the normal hotel websites we are only looking for a home stay double room not too expensive if anyone knows were to look? This would be great
      Thanks Chris

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      train travel around taiwan

      by chriskeith Online Now Jul 25, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      In September we are for the 2nd time going to Taiwan, this time we want to travel around the Island by train, but I cant work out how it works and is there more than 1 train company? We have 2 weeks and would like to get off and on is there a train pass or do you pay as you go? Also is it hard to find accommodation on arrival at the railway stations?
      Thank you Chris

      2 Answers Jul 26, 2014 at 4:25 PM
    • Packing for an August trip

      by Annpaul Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Any suggestions for what a female should pack for a week's stay?

      4 Answers Jun 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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      what to do with elderly mother

      by lorrainece Online Now Jun 25, 2014 at 3:54 AM

      Hi, i am going to Dan Shui, Taiwan in November with an elderly mother, we will be staying with family, so wondering what can we do with my mum that is not too tiring,

      Any suggestions would be appreciated.

      Also, does anyone know if if i buy say a samsung tablet, will it be compatible for us in Australia.


    • Visiting Taiwan for the first time.

      by Jayarep Online Now May 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

      Hello all!!!!
      Visiting Taiwan in February of the next year.
      My questions are:
      Seven days in Taiwan are the too much or to little.
      Where to stay in Taipei.
      What to see and what to do.
      How about food.
      Your answer to the above and any more that you can add will be more than welcome.

      7 Answers Jun 17, 2014 at 11:38 PM