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July 2014

#Hotels, #Travel

PALAIS DE CHINE HOTEL: Chinese Sophistication x French Elegance near Transpo Hub in Taipei!

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From Taiwan’s L’Hotel de Chine Group comes PALAIS DE CHINE, a 5-star hotel inspired by the sophistication of Eastern Palaces with the elegance of their Western counterparts. It’s a visual treat to stay here. Best of all, it’s located in the heart of the transport hub in Taipei. 🙂

Here’s a photo essay of our stay in Palais De Chine…

PALAIS de CHINE Hotel Taipei 
No. 3 Sec. 1 Chengde Road Taipei 103 Taiwan, R.O.C.
Telephone: +886 2 2181-9999 
Email: [email protected] 

Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Palais de Chine Hotel (aff link)

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TAIWAN VISA: How to Apply for Taiwan Visa in Manila for FREE, a FEE, or HASSLE-FREE? @JeronTravel


You can easily get a 30-day multiple entry Taiwan visa for FREE if you have a valid visa for the US, CANADA, UK, JAPAN, or SCHENGEN countries.

Otherwise, you have to apply for a FEE via the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office located at the 41F, Tower 1, RCBC Plaza in Makati City.

For a HASSLE-FREE visa application, I highly recommend Jeron Travel.

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A Pingxi 平溪 Sky Lantern Wish in Taipei! #CometoTaiwan

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Pingxi 平溪 or Pingshi is the Sky Lantern capital of Taiwan. The Pingshi Sky Lantern Festival — held every January 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar — is an event where hundreds of sky lanterns carrying prayers and wishes are released to the heavens.

You can go to Pingxi (about an hour away from Taipei) to see the scenic countryside, and to experience making your own lantern and releasing it to the sky with your wishes and prayers.

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JIUFEN 九份: Spirited Away in a Gentrified Old Mining Town in Taiwan! #CometoTaiwan

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I’ve fallen in love with Jiufen, an old mining town in the Northeast Mountains of New Taipei City that is now home to artist shops, authentic tea houses, and yummy artisan stalls.

The 100-year old A-Mei Tea House in Jiufen inspired the Japanese anime Spirited Away, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003, and is regarded as one of the greatest animated films of all time.

Jiufen is now my favorite place in Taiwan and I can’t wait to go back…

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SAND SCULPTURE: 2014 Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival (Photo Essay)

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We had the pleasure of visiting the International Sand Sculpture Art Festival, which runs for the whole of May and June at Fulong Beach, Northeast Taiwan.

There are 4 sections of the sand sculpture display — Incredible Golden Sand Legends, Taiwan World Sculpting Championship, Domestic Sand Sculpture Competition, and Astrology Exhibit.

It was inspiring to see and I would like to share our experience with you…

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#Travel, Food

HAVE HOT POT: Memorable Yummy Hot Pot Experience in Taipei! @JeronTravel

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I love Taiwanese Hot Pot! One actually shouldn’t leave Taipei without having tried it.  

(Related Blog Post: TIAN WAI TIAN – My BEST Hot Pot Experience)

I recently had one of my most memorable hot pot experiences in Have Hot Pot, Taipei. Unlike eat-all-you-can hot pot places like Tian Wai Tian, Have Hot Pot has an a la carte and well-curated yummy menu.

The signages and the menu are all written in Chinese, providing that authentic Taiwanese feel.

Here’s a photo essay of our Taiwan Fam Trip Group’s visit to Have Hot Pot…

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