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First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby lostsoulyew » 22 May 2012, 11:24

its my first time traveling to Taiwan alone and its the first time I am travelling alone . I have booked a hotel in 台北 will be leaving Singapore on a morning flight on 3rd July 4hrs flight.
I was wondering if anyone going on that date or anyone that can guide me ard or give directions. Will be there for 4 day 3 nights free and easy.
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby Petrichor » 22 May 2012, 12:58

Hi lostsoulyew

I can't guide you or give you directions but it might help if you were more specific in your post. What are you looking for exactly? Someone to act as a tourist guide for you? If you'd like tours of Taipei or trips to typical tourist destinations, I'm sure there are local travel agencies that could help you.

Do you have particular places in mind you'd like to visit or would you like suggestions? I'm sure people on here could give you advice if you were more specific.

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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby lostsoulyew » 22 May 2012, 17:30

what I had in mind is like going to the 夜市, 明歌餐厅,some place to relax. though I have a hotel already booked but I was thinking of staying in 名宿for a night prefer somewhere with good view and fresh air and cheap and I don't like to share rooms.
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby Feiren » 22 May 2012, 18:19

Hi,

I suggest that you stay near the Guting/Shi-Da neighborhood or near the Red/Green subway line. That way you can go to the big tourist night market (Shilin) easily and you can also check out the Shi-Da night market which is a bit different. And you can go to Yongkang St. and check cafes etc. there. Plus ice monster.

For 民歌, your best bet is probably 女巫店 (Witchhouse). They have live music Thurs-Sat. starting at 9:30. http://www.witchhouse.org/. Also check 河岸留言 but they tend to have more jazz than Minge.

It will be difficult to find a place with nice view and fresh air in Taipei City. For that, you need to leave Taipei. Hualian/Taidong are the best.
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby lostsoulyew » 22 May 2012, 19:33

what about 夜店 cos my hotel is at 西门丁 so is there any 夜店 around there?
and during july is there any place thats like a flower field?
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby ironlady » 22 May 2012, 20:31

Posting all in English will help. Either you're not a fluent writer of Mandarin/Chinese, or you're not re-reading what you've typed, and that is going to cause confusion to people answering you.
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby dasmania » 22 May 2012, 20:37

Hey Feiren, what is ice monster?
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby cranky laowai » 22 May 2012, 21:25

dasmania wrote:what is ice monster?

A popular shaved ice store. Think snow + mango + condensed milk.
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby Chris » 23 May 2012, 05:51

I thought they were closing Shi-Da Night Market.

I would recommend visiting Maokong (Zoo Station at the end of the Brown Line, then take the Maokong Gondola). Plenty of teahouses with great views, good tea and good eats. Some easy hiking in the area (or strenuous if you want it).
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Re: First timer going on vacation alone.

Postby dasmania » 23 May 2012, 07:07

cranky laowai wrote:
dasmania wrote:what is ice monster?

A popular shaved ice store. Think snow + mango + condensed milk.

sounds like that would be superb with real milk but I understand the reasoning. Mango is one of my favourite fruits, yum
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