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Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby Abacus » 11 Jun 2015, 09:33

the other thing you need to consider is what time the flights are. The KHH to Hualian route only has one midday flight each day. That is basically worthless for a two day trip.

If you take the Puyuma train on the weekend you should be able to go through a travel agent that knows how to game the booking system and get you a ticket. Even if they doubled the price it would still be much cheaper than taking a discounted flight. And probably be quicker.
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby Icon » 11 Jun 2015, 09:47

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Bernadette wrote:The tree is boring. Have fun.


Oh yeah, you don't want to go there to just see the tree. You know that Takeshi Kaneshiro is not there anymore, right? :wink:

Also, there are a lot of local tourists going there, even on bad weather days, so it's not exactly a solitary tree. But if you rent a bicycle and ride around, the rice paddies are nice. Try the ice cream at Chishang, very nice, especially now during this hot weather.


I'll tell that to my friend. But she won't listen. :lol:

Yes, that is why I wanted to go during the week, might be lucky not to be that crowded, though it gets pretty bad -crowd control measure for a tree? Exclusive bus to get to the paddies? That is why I was looking for, like, a tour or something. Maybe one of the big hotels has that.
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby Icon » 11 Jun 2015, 09:51

Abacus wrote:the other thing you need to consider is what time the flights are. The KHH to Hualian route only has one midday flight each day. That is basically worthless for a two day trip.

If you take the Puyuma train on the weekend you should be able to go through a travel agent that knows how to game the booking system and get you a ticket. Even if they doubled the price it would still be much cheaper than taking a discounted flight. And probably be quicker.


I also get discount on train tickets, no biggie price wise. Time is of essence, as I must be back in Taipei on Saturday.

Yes, looked at the schedule, and some companies do not fly every day, and the times are ... horrid. For medical reasons, my friend totally can't get up that early. Mmm, midnight train? Red eye?
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby Abacus » 11 Jun 2015, 10:09

If you are coming back on Saturday then you will be going against the flow and it should be easier to get tickets.
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby hannes » 11 Jun 2015, 11:20

Icon wrote:
Abacus wrote:Mmm, midnight train? Red eye?


We took the night train to Taidong to get to the morning ferry to Lanyu last year. Was not fun. Sleeping on the train. Guess I am too old for that... :grandpa:
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby Icon » 11 Jun 2015, 11:58

hannes wrote:
Icon wrote:
Abacus wrote:Mmm, midnight train? Red eye?


We took the night train to Taidong to get to the morning ferry to Lanyu last year. Was not fun. Sleeping on the train. Guess I am too old for that... :grandpa:


Me too. I guess they do not have sleeper cars here like in India. But I feel very uncomfortable sitting for a long time.

Man, 6 hours by train... :cry:
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby tommy525 » 11 Jun 2015, 14:03

If you are time sensitive take the Mandarin E190. 45 mins and you are there !
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby Icon » 11 Jun 2015, 14:34

Mmm, my pal is landing in Songshan. Do you think it is too cruel to book a flight right away? I have to pick her up anyways. We just leave directly from there.
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby hannes » 11 Jun 2015, 14:54

To cruel to who? The beautiful city of Taipei? :D
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Re: Flights to Taidong (Taidong) Okish?

Postby Icon » 11 Jun 2015, 15:08

Well, it is a two hour flight from Tokyo but still, one needs time to rest and recharge. Though it would be very convenient...

Lemme sleep on it.
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