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Old 05-12-2008, 10:36 AM   #11611
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most shops are closed on the 1st 2 days of CNY
nowadays more shops starting to open on the 2nd day of CNY though
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:29 PM   #11612
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exchanged sing$ for NT$ @ a low rate of 20.57 @ the arcade...lazy to go down to chinatown.
wanted to go taoyuan to change but will reach there ard 6am, which i doubt the money changer is open
yup, i was in Arcade ytd too...the rate is so much different than rate showed in XE.com. I wonder is it becoz TWD is not so liquid.

I think should be able to get higher rate from taiwan's airport.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:31 PM   #11613
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it seems that banks exchange rate is higher than the money changers out there now.
does that mean it's cheaper to use credit card to make purchases in tw?
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:44 PM   #11614
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hi all,

jus to check for those who booked HSR before..

1) Need to check, can i book the tix online now and collect on the day of travelling? what documents is required in order to collect the tix

2) Can i collect both to and flo tickets and a go? or upon return trip, i need go to the station and collect the tix once again..


and lastly, will be booking Onestar hotel at near taipei main station for my first night stay in taiwan,

Just need to check, what are the avaliable buses to take from Airport to Taipei mainstation?

Thanks alot.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:06 PM   #11615
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hello everybody,

We are a family of 4 adults and 2 young children flying to Taipei on 27.12.08 and back on 01.01.09.

We would like to include a farm tour and also 1 night stay in a wen quan (spa).

Any good recommendation for the aboe 2 which are not faraway from Taipei city ? How we go from Taipei city ? Btw , is Beitou near Taipei, easy to go there, i heard their spa is good.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:48 AM   #11616
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hi javious beitou is accessible on the local train network, just hop onto the jieyun (捷运) all the way & stop at the New Beitou station (新北头站, not 北投). once u walk out of the train station you can ask around for directions to the stretch of spa hotels nearby. that's wat i did the last time i was there as i opted for the 2 hr spa only

u can google for a list of beitou wenquans if you r looking for one to stayover
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:12 PM   #11617
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i just came back from TW and i have been eating 一度赞 instant noodle pratically every night. So miss it now !!

okie...if anyone is kind enough.......
Why do you eat instant noodle in Taiwan? So many nice foods around.
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:22 PM   #11618
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hi all,

jus to check for those who booked HSR before..

1) Need to check, can i book the tix online now and collect on the day of travelling? what documents is required in order to collect the tix

2) Can i collect both to and flo tickets and a go? or upon return trip, i need go to the station and collect the tix once again..


and lastly, will be booking Onestar hotel at near taipei main station for my first night stay in taiwan,

Just need to check, what are the avaliable buses to take from Airport to Taipei mainstation?

Thanks alot.
anyone?????????????/
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:06 PM   #11619
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thanks for reply.

is THE FLYING COW FARM near Taipei, how do we go from Taipei city?

since our flight on 31.12 is about 6pm, i was thinking to stay in a hot spring hotel on 31.12. Next day check out and go straight to the airport.

Is Wulai or Beitou better choice?

any good hot spring hotel which is family friendly to recommend in both WULAI AND BEITOU?

It seem Wulai is a better choice, there are some interesting places to go there.

What is the weather like in end December, we arrive there in 27.12.

Thanks in advance for taking time to reply my post.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:30 PM   #11620
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thanks for reply.

is THE FLYING COW FARM near Taipei, how do we go from Taipei city?

since our flight on 31.12 is about 6pm, i was thinking to stay in a hot spring hotel on 31.12. Next day check out and go straight to the airport.

Is Wulai or Beitou better choice?

any good hot spring hotel which is family friendly to recommend in both WULAI AND BEITOU?

It seem Wulai is a better choice, there are some interesting places to go there.

What is the weather like in end December, we arrive there in 27.12.

Thanks in advance for taking time to reply my post.
Hi, the flying cow ranch is in miaoli. u need take train from taipei to miaoli's tongsiao stop and transfer to a cab for 15-20min. This is the info i got after emailing them. I"m going there
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Old 07-12-2008, 06:38 PM   #11621
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hi, i will be going tw next tues. first time going there.

any recommendations on the must-try, must-buy stuff? thanks!
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:13 PM   #11622
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Wats the average price of a 7d/6n trip to taiwan now ?
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:38 PM   #11623
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Hi OneZero5,

when are you going ? can share with me when you are back ?

this trip was confirmed in the last min, we booked the tickets 2 days ago, till now, we have not even book hotel yet!

are you going to stay in the farm? or you will go back to Taipei hotel ?
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:24 AM   #11624
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Hi Guys,

Anyone went to Tainan before, from what i know there isnt any trains services at Tainan, so how did you guys plan your 1 day trips there. Any cab drivers to recommend for a day trip there and back to Kaoshiung in the evening?

Thanks
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:40 AM   #11625
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hi javious,

hehe i going in jan. not staying overnight But will take first train there
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