#Travel, Food, Food Tours

Announcing… AWESOME TAIWAN FOOD TOUR with Anton Diaz on November 21-23! @JeronTravel

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Dear Our Awesome Planet friends,

Greetings from Our Awesome Planet!

I would like to invite you to an Awesome Food Tour of Taiwan this coming November 21 – 23, 2014 🙂 It would be an awesome weekend food trip to remember in Taipei!

I love Taiwan! I’ve been to Taipei a couple of times and I fell in love with the people, its history and most specially the food 🙂

I partnered with Jeron Travel, the leading travel agency in the Philippines specializing on travel to Taiwan, to create an itinerary of my favorite places to see, the yummiest food to eat, and the best route to experience all of these in one weekend.

During the trip, we will visit the awesome destinations in Taiwan which include:

    • Ximending and Shilin Night Market
    • Chang Kai Shek Memorial Hall
    • Toilet Restaurant, Tian Wai Tian, Du Yue
    • The original Din Tai Fung
    • Jiufen Tea House 
    • Eslite Bookstore and more!

    Check out the Awesome Taiwan series in the blog:

    TAIWAN: Guide to an Awesome Experience in Taipei! #CometoTaiwan

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    #Hotels, #Travel

    EASTERN STAR HOTEL: Budget Hotel in a Great Location in Taipei (A Review)

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    If you’re looking for budget accommodations in Taipei, check out Eastern Star Hotel. It’s near the MRT station and shopping district.

    Here’s our family’s experience at Eastern Star Hotel…

    11F, No.209, Sec. 4, Jhongsiao E. Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 106
    Telephone: +886 2 8773-6638
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Check out low rates and availability from Agoda: Eastern Star Hotel (aff link)

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    #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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