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Old 07-02-2019, 09:35 AM   #8986
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:04 PM   #8987
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Hi we are going to Taiwan for 10D9N in March. Plan to self-drive and visit Hualien and Taitung. Can suggest itinerary? TIA
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Hi we are going to Taiwan for 10D9N in March. Plan to self-drive and visit Hualien and Taitung. Can suggest itinerary? TIA
Land in taipei or kaohsiung? Going home from taipei or kaohsiung?
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Land in taipei or kaohsiung? Going home from taipei or kaohsiung?
Apologies for the lack of information. Will be landing and departing from Taipei. This is my 2nd trip to Taiwan. Previously went to Kenting, Kaohsiung and Tainan, which was back in 2015.

This time, plan to self-drive. Was thinking take car after landing at Taipei around 3PM-4PM, then head to Keelung, Hualien and Taitung. Then return car at Taitung and take train back to Taipei, plan for 3/4 days at Taipei.

Or would it be better to do the other way round? Take train direct from Taipei to Taitung and take car at Taitung, and return at Taipei.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:44 PM   #8990
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Apologies for the lack of information. Will be landing and departing from Taipei. This is my 2nd trip to Taiwan. Previously went to Kenting, Kaohsiung and Tainan, which was back in 2015.

This time, plan to self-drive. Was thinking take car after landing at Taipei around 3PM-4PM, then head to Keelung, Hualien and Taitung. Then return car at Taitung and take train back to Taipei, plan for 3/4 days at Taipei.

Or would it be better to do the other way round? Take train direct from Taipei to Taitung and take car at Taitung, and return at Taipei.
NO difference to me , since self drive means loads of personal time.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:17 AM   #8992
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Apologies for the lack of information. Will be landing and departing from Taipei. This is my 2nd trip to Taiwan. Previously went to Kenting, Kaohsiung and Tainan, which was back in 2015.

This time, plan to self-drive. Was thinking take car after landing at Taipei around 3PM-4PM, then head to Keelung, Hualien and Taitung. Then return car at Taitung and take train back to Taipei, plan for 3/4 days at Taipei.

Or would it be better to do the other way round? Take train direct from Taipei to Taitung and take car at Taitung, and return at Taipei.
you probably want to consider which is more convenient or less stress for you.

imo, i'd drive first and take the train back to taipei. bitter first sweet later, as the chinese sayings go.
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you probably want to consider which is more convenient or less stress for you.

imo, i'd drive first and take the train back to taipei. bitter first sweet later, as the chinese sayings go.
Either way like you said.
But scary part is to brinbg so many loots back to Taipei via train.
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:51 PM   #8994
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you probably want to consider which is more convenient or less stress for you.

imo, i'd drive first and take the train back to taipei. bitter first sweet later, as the chinese sayings go.
If I drive first, I will be at Hualien on weekends, is Taroko crowded then? Would you recommend exploring Taroko on weekdays instead?
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Old 08-02-2019, 03:57 PM   #8995
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Either way like you said.
But scary part is to brinbg so many loots back to Taipei via train.
That's a valid consideration as well. May be more relaxing taking the train without the extra weight haha.

But if I want to take the train to taitung on the day of my arrival, I would have to commute to Taipei right? Don't see any train option from Taoyuan on Thursday evening.

I'm budgeting about 6-7 days to explore places outside of Taipei i.e. drive Taipei-Taitung or drive Taitung-Taipei, is that too much? What are the recommended places of interest between Taipei and Taitung?
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That's a valid consideration as well. May be more relaxing taking the train without the extra weight haha.

But if I want to take the train to taitung on the day of my arrival, I would have to commute to Taipei right? Don't see any train option from Taoyuan on Thursday evening.

I'm budgeting about 6-7 days to explore places outside of Taipei i.e. drive Taipei-Taitung or drive Taitung-Taipei, is that too much? What are the recommended places of interest between Taipei and Taitung?
Ideally fly into kaohsiung n proceed.
In any case, like such, will have to get tickets from taipei to taitung.
Can pm me to grab tickets.
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Does one require international license to drive in tw? My wife only has a Malaysian license.

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Anyone know where to find some ktv fun in taichung other than 金钱豹?
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:31 PM   #8999
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Either way like you said.
But scary part is to brinbg so many loots back to Taipei via train.
i dun buy things, so not a big consideration. even if i buy, it should go into the luggages, so no differences whether take train or drive.


If I drive first, I will be at Hualien on weekends, is Taroko crowded then? Would you recommend exploring Taroko on weekdays instead?
without the chinese tourists crowd now, i believe no difference between weekdays and weekends. just avoid the taiwan holiday period as it will be jam everywhere.
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Does one require international license to drive in tw? My wife only has a Malaysian license.

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yes need international driving license.
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