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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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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CHIANG KAI-SHEK 中正紀念堂: Must Read Guide to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan @JeronTravel


CHIANG KAI-SHEK Memorial Hall is a tribute to the founder of Taiwan, Chiang Kai-shek. It opened in 1980, 4 years after his death in 1975.

A visit to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a must for any tourist to understand the culture and colorful history of Taiwan. I’ve visited the hall twice now: the first with the family and our friend Meg Kho, and the second with the Taiwan Fam Trip Group via Jeron Travel. 

Here’s a guide to having an awesome experience when visiting Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall…

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#Restaurants, #Travel, Food

DIN TAI FUNG: Foodie Guide to an Awesome Xiao Long Bao Experience in Taiwan :)

Update 12/16/2015: DIN TAI FUNG Philippines: Chocolate Lava Xiao Long Bao & Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun! (A Review) 

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DIN TAI FUNG is a popular Xiao Long Bao Restaurant in Taiwan that has been awarded the Michelin Star 5 times.

It’s recognized as one of the best dimsum places in the world, with international branches in Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, USA, and soon, in Manila.

Here’s a foodie guide on where to find, what to order, and how to properly eat Xiao Long Bao in Din Tai Fung Taiwan…

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#Travel, Taiwan

MODERN TOILET: Would you eat in this Poo-Poo & Pee-Pee Themed Restaurant in Taiwan?

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MODERN TOILET started out as Marton resto in 2004. It was rebranded as Modern Toilet in 2006.

If your kids are all boys, you probably know how fond they are of poo-poo, pee-pee, and fart jokes. So just imagine our boys’ surprise when we brought them to this restroom-themed resto in Taiwan.

Here’s a photo essay of our Modern Toilet experience with the boys…

MODERN TOILET Ximending Store, Taipei
2F., No.7, Lane 50, Sining S. Rd., Wanhua District, Taipei City
Telephone: +886 2-2311-8822
Operating Hours: (Last order by 9:00PM)
Weekdays: 11.30am – 10.00pm 
Holidays: 11.00am – 10.00pm

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