If you have been following me for some time, I will quickly explain the changes around here: I simply take too many pictures of my trips. So I had to switch to another domain to be able to still upload the images of my experiences.
For the new guests: My name is Pia. I am a psychology student and currently on my exchange year in Hong Kong – and I am using my time to see as much as possible.
Feel free to leave a comment and I hope my descriptions might help you, when you travel around Asia 🙂
See you soon,
This blog is not only for informing my friends and family about what I have been up to during my time abroad.
I would be happy, if it also helps you, dear visitor, with planning your trip and finding a nice play to go to!
What are you looking for?
- Mall (there is no link here, because you will not have any difficulties to find a suitable mall in Hong Kong)
- Ladies Market
- Night Market
- little boutiques
- Food / Coffee
- You can use the MTR. Either buy one way tickets or invest in a rechargeable card. Keep the one way tickets though, because you can get 500 WON for each, when you give them back.
- You can use the bus for a day or night city tour.
- Take a bike and discover hidden work out places at the riverside! We used Giant, which is located right at exit number 5 at Hapjeong station. It is a really young shop, the service is very good: you get a helmet, good functioning bikes and a whole day for 20.000 WON. If you talk to them and ask nicely they let you keep the bike even until the next morning.
- Just walk. That’s what I did. Take a map (if you are staying at Zzzip Guesthouse, they will provide you with one) and get of the subway at City Hall. From there you can walk to the palasts, markets and shopping areal.
- Zzzip Guesthouse: The best hostel in the world. Say hallo to them from Pia 😉
- Food and Coffee
Similar to HK they use a so called “easy card”, which you can purchase for 100NT$ (no deposit!) and then always add money. It is quite easy and cheap so if you stay longer than four days I would highly recommend it!
Really important is the bus only when you come in from the airport. There you can take the bus for 145 NT$ and it either brings you to different MTR stations in Taipei or directly to your hostel (but better ask for further information once you booked your hostel in Taipei).
I also used the bus to go to smaller villages outside of Taipei – but sometimes taking a local train is faster and even cheaper: Just ask for help at your hostel.
Most important thing: Bring your drivers license. I am not sure whether you actually need it or not. But I did not bring it and in certain situations (especially around Taipei) the cheap scooter would have been helpful and probably way faster.
In Taipei you can use something called “U-Bike”, which you can rent with your easy card and then later either return to the same station or leave it at a different station in Taipei.
You can also rent bicycles from the most famous store “Giant”, which has several stores all over Taiwan.
- Phu Quoc
- Langchia Hostel
- Transportation: Take the Motorbike to your hostel/hotel 🙂
- Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City
- Da Lat
- Elefant Waterfall
- Silk Factory
- Night Market
- Lucky’s D Hostel : This was our hostel, the guy is super nice, has two cute dogs that he saved from being eaten and helps you with everything! Only book it though, if you are okay with pyjama parties, you are basically sleeping right next to each other!
- Hoi An
- Ancient Town
- Cooking Class
- Street Food – the BEST
- My Son
- The Beach
- Bike: They rent bikes so that you can go over the mountains by yourself. They take your bags for you and you can drive all the way to Hué, taking stops whenever you want. I would have done it, but I never have sat on a bike and it was raining anyway.
- Feed: You can basically walk everything here!
- Ha Noi
- Public bus:
I would always try to find a public bus, they are way cheaper than taxi or other transportation!
- Sleeper bus:
Do not be afraid, they are comfortable enough.
Pay attention and rather download UBER, because it is way cheaper! Taxi was always my last option…
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