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Welcome to Taiwan (day 1)

Friday, November 7, 2014
HEY, as promised! //

Flying to Taiwan with Honwee and friends is probably one of the most impromptu (+yolo) decision I ever made because it involves me skipping class and flying back alone. I regret nothing. I could barely keep up when I flew back, but I regret nothing.

Wednesday night,
Honwee helped me pack my things before daddy and mummy Koh came over to fetch the both of us, and my luggage. Being the seasoned traveller Hon wee is, he helped me squeeze all my items into my extremely tiny luggage. I am thoroughly impressed. Honwee seems to mastered the art of packing! Air tight packing, tension relief, strategically placing the things together. I hope we will always travel together so he would packing my luggage for me.

Later into the night, the family drove both of us down to the airport. I loved that. I was never sent off to take a plane. Mummy Koh hugged the both of us before we walked through the gates. I can still feel my cheeks blushing. It was nice.

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Thursday morning (00:00AM)
I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO ROAM AROUND THE CHECK-IN AREA LIKE A FREE CHILD. And so, we did. However we only had 1 hour to spare, which was too little if we wanted to go to all the terminals (but I really wanted to..... *pout). I followed Hon wee and friends around to hunt for supper before we board our TZ202.



When our flight took off, everybody slept. It was a 5-hours journey to Taiwan, everybody wanted to recharge themselves before stepping into Taiwan early in the morning. Hon wee got me Haribo gummy because he knew I have zero clue about removing ear pressure. We hit turbulence for a bit. I felt the plane rise and drop. It was not enough to put me into panic mode, but it kept me up all night.

We reached 15 minutes earlier according to the captain. We have our passports checked, went to their convenient store and got their famous sushi roll. According to one of them, it was quite good. So everybody ate and attempt to figure our way to our hostel.

Thursday Morning, 
We took a bus back to Taipei. Which took us 1 hour, but the seats were really comfy and everybody K.O. yet again.

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The first thing that welcomed us at Taipei was their chilly weather. It was almost like the entire place was covered in AC. Next, was just 8 lost travellers, finding their way to their hostel amid the busy morning traffic. It didn't really take us that long because boys have better sense of directions, right?

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Yes, LAN, taiwan lan-gaming. It was too early, all the shops were closed and we couldn't check-in until 3pm that day? We left our luggage under the care of our hostel and went out to walk, eat and shop.

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I am not exactly very adventurous when it comes to food, but I am pressured to "just try". Well, who am I to say no? I AM AT TAIWAN!




IMG_0944we roamed the streets from 8am to 3pm, yes, i kid you not. 7 hours of roaming, but it was fun.  We went back to check-in to our hostel, I LOVE THE BEDS? There were 8  of us, so..... 4 bunk beds, AC, personal charging ports (did i mention that they were universal charing ports? We brought adapters, because Taiwan's charging ports are different, but well!), personal locker and a good view into... buildings. OKAY, maybe the view was not fantastic, but it was different from what I see when I look out of my AMK HDB.


We rested for a bit and ran out again............. we are making FULL use of our time.

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We all went to their night markets to eat, EAT and EAT.

They have dog cafes there too, the goldies belong to the shop and they are so, so friendly. I am in love. Dogs are very common sight in Taiwan, they bring their dogs EVERYWHERE. Even to eat at kopitiams, I AM NOT EVEN JOKING HERE.