Flight Review: VietJet Air – Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 843 From: Taipei (TPE) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with VietJet Air from Taipei to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flights with Skyscanner, and Vietjet was the cheapest option. The last time I visited Taiwan it was with EVA Air from Ho Chi Minh City. Other airlines […]

Hotel Review: Lio Hotel Ximen, Taipei – Taiwan

Hostel Name: Lio Hotel Ximen Address: No.4、6, Aly. 36, Ln. 25, Kangding Rd, Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan. I stayed at the Lio Hotel Ximen in Taipei. I booked it for its location in the Ximen area, which I was familiar with on my last visit to Taipei. I found a good deal on Agoda at the […]

Flight Review: Peach – Osaka Kansai to Taipei

Flight: Peach MM 23 From: Kansai International Airport (KIX) To: Taipei (TPE) I flew with Peach from Osaka to Taipei. I compared flights with Kayak, and Peach worked out to be the best for price and time of day. I’ve never flown with Peach before either, so I was curious to try a new airline. […]

Taipei Accommodation Guide

Taipei, the crown jewel of Taiwan, is a wonderfully Chinese metropolis. A little off the beaten track, it is easy to slip under the radar and experience the everyday Taipei, a warm and inviting mix of Eastern cultures and of the ancient and modern. Western visitors to Taiwan are few and far between, with the […]

Notes on Taipei

My visit to Taipei was also my first time in Taiwan. Rather than rush around and try and visit the whole island I dedicated two weeks to exploring Taipei and decided to visit the rest of the island another time. Two weeks turned out to be a good amount of time to linger and explore […]

Cafes to work from in Taipei

If you are looking for a city in Asia to base yourself as a writer or digital nomad then add Taipei to your consideration list. With 90 day visa on arrival for most western countries and unadulterated internet in Taiwan, Taipei is a good base for location independent types. Taipei is well known for its […]

Where I’m At: October, 2014 – Hong Kong

Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. Greetings from Hong Kong International Airport. Out of all the airports I hub through HKG remains one of my favourites (up there with SIN), mainly for its clean, uncluttered layout and free wifi. And of course […]

Flight Review: Cathay Pacific – Taipei to Hong Kong

Flight: Cathay Pacific CX 403 From: Taipei (TPE) To: Hong Kong (HKG) I flew from Taipei to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific using Qantas Frequent Flyer points. I booked a flight from Taipei to London but I opted for a stopover in Hong Kong which counted as the same ticket Cathay Pacific have around 15 […]

Hostel Review: Travel Talk Taipei Backpackers Hostel

Hostel Name: Travel Talk Taipei Backpackers Hostel Address: 2F, No.96, Sec.2, Minquan E. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan I stayed at the Travel Talk Taipei Backpackers Hostel which I booked via Hotels Combined. I selected this hostel for its location being near a metro station. It turned out to be a good choice as the hostel is […]

Hostel Review: Triple Tiger Hostel, Taipei

Hostel Name: Triple Tiger Hostel Address: 3F, No.39 Lane 25 Kangding Rd, Taipei, Taiwan. I stayed at the Triple Tiger Hostel in Taipei. I booked it via hotelscombined.com and selected it mainly for its location, which is lest than 10 minutes walk from Ximen Metro Station. [Triple Tiger Hostel, Taipei.] Ximen is an entertainment area […]