[TAIPEI 台北] Day 1: Arrival at Taoyuan International Airport - purchase EasyCard and Simcard, Song Shan homestay 抵达桃园国际机场 - 购买悠游卡和手机卡,入住松山民宿

We have long yearning for a trip to Taiwan perhaps due to a great influence of Taiwan dramas and entertainment shows. My impression toward Taiwan prior travelling there were Taiwan is a very lively island with the signs of human vividly spotted 24/7, great food, a place with a lot of temples and night markets, impressive scenery and friendly people (which was proven to be true). You'd be surprised as all of these are influences from TV solely! 

也许自小受到台湾偶像剧及综艺节目的关系,我们一直有一个想去台湾旅游的强烈念头。在还没有正式到达台湾旅游之前,电视节目给我们关于台湾的影响就她是一个非常有活动力,24/7 都可见到生命迹象的岛。还有那繁多美味的食品,惊人且美丽的景色,美丽古典的庙堂, 当然还有热情的台湾人啦 (这些我们都一一证实是真的!)
Signature Taipei 101 Tower 台北101
Upon graduation, we actively searched for an affordable price to Taiwan but to no avail. It was burdensome for us to afford a return flight to Taiwan for RM1000+ per pax (most fresh graduates often struggle financially, right?). Thus, we sacrificed some good night sleep roaming at AirAsia website during a few promotion periods, and managed to purchase a return ticket with luggage for RM634 to Taipei!   

由于毕业后经济上较许可了,我们都常常游览各大航空的网站,希望可以捞到两张在我们负担里的来回台湾的机票,但每一次机票的价钱都让我们斟酌了许久。毕竟对一个刚毕业踏入的青涩小伙子,要从荷包拿出马币1000,而且只给机票是会让荷包流血不止。

有鉴于此,我们趁亚航办大促销时牺牲了一些睡觉的时间,结果就让我们成功以634马币订到了来回台北的计票,而且这还包括了行李托运费用哦!

It was a long torturing period we went through till the exact day of travelling as the tickets were bought one year prior the travelling day. At the moment we stepped into the train to embark our journey from Butterworth, Penang to Kuala Lumpur, we knew the journey has begun. 

我们可足足等待了一年来实现我们的梦想之旅,这段日子可真难熬。在北海火车站踏入火车的那一刻,我们就正式起航这旅程啦。

A friendly mother-daughter we met in the train from Penang - KL 在槟城-吉隆坡火车上遇见的热情台湾母女


Departure from KLIA2 从吉隆坡第二国际机场出发啦
The rumour that Taiwanese is friendly was proven when we was in KTM train en route to KL. We bumped into a Taiwanese mother and daughter, and they shared some tips to travel at Taipei - what to eat, where to go and what to look out. They even took the trouble to google and introduced us some of the local delicacies. Well then, I guess we are going to have a fun trip at Taiwan! 

在还没踏如台湾的领土,我们就在去吉隆坡火车里体验了台湾人的热情。话说,由于还不习惯在火车里睡觉,所以便翻一翻台湾背包旅行攻略的书本来打发时间。这么刚巧我的对面正有一对来自台湾的母女,她们看到我在翻越台湾旅游的书籍后便主动和我谈起来,并热情地分享了一些在台湾旅游的资讯和介绍一些本地美食。经过了台湾人指点后,我们这一趟台湾之旅应该会充满乐趣的!






The long flight journey was boring but we cherished ourselves with the pre-booked in flight meal.

还好有预定飞机餐来陪我们渡过这漫长且无聊的飞机旅程。



We arrived at Taoyuan International Airport after a 6 hours fatigued flight with a joyful face. After passing through the immigration check point, there are 2 things that we needed to buy at Taoyuan International Airport - local simcard and EasyCard to ease our entire journey.

被那飞机舱狭窄的椅子折腾了6小时后,我们终于到达台北桃园国际机场啦。虽然提着的是疲惫的身躯,但心情却是无比的愉快。如果想要在台湾旅行时较方便,在桃园国际机场有两样必买品-电话卡和游悠卡。




Taiwan simcard providers offers a very affordable and lucrative packages for travellers. Since we are here for 9 days, we purchased Chunghwa telcom simcard which provides unlimited internet access for 10 days and 240 minutes of free talk for just 500 New Taiwan Dollars(NTD)! Other than money, you will need to furnish your Passport for verification purposes. 

基本上,台湾电话卡给旅客的配套都有很高的CP值。就拿这个中华电信10天的配套来说,只需要付500新台币,我们就拥有10天的无限上网和240分钟的通话时间!购买电话卡时,您只需要附上护照来作为验证用途。

If you are here for a fewer days, you may choose other packages or other service providers which you deem suit your needs the most. Our entire trip was really made easy with the unlimited internet access, as we could google any food or interesting location nearby by using the apps Qver

当然中华电信也提供不一样的配套来符合您来台湾的旅游天数。大家不妨参考各电讯公司所提供的配套再来做选择都不迟。因为有了无限上网,我们时时刻刻都可以游览穷游来寻找附近的景点和美食,强力推荐此流动应用程式。


Not to forget to purchase an EasyCard which is extremely handy and can be used at Taipei Metro, buses or purchase at convenient stores. EasyCard also provided an extra 20% discount for all rides at Taipei Metro and it can be topup easily at various kiosk in Metro station or convenient stores. The deposit for an EasyCard is 100 NTD (which is redeemable upon return for a percentage) and feel free to topup any amount.

还有记得一定要购买游悠卡。有了它,你可以说是能在捷运(用游悠卡乘搭捷运都可打8折哦!)和巴士站通行无阻,还可以在便利店购买物品呢。当然前提是您必须替游悠卡充值。游悠卡的保证金为100新台币,退回游悠卡是保证金会依据一定的额数退还给您。


大友巴士-1960 浩, Ticket for Dayou bas




Equipped with EasyCards and internet connection, we are off to go! As we are budget travellers and keen to experience a local life, we opted for 3 nights at a home-stay at Songshan area, nearby Taipei City Hall metro station and Rao He night market. We needed to take City Bus 1960 from Taoyuan International Airport to Taipei City Hall metro station for 145 NTD per pax, and the home-stay owner will arrange a personnel to pick us up. I was too tired and dozed off while Shirleen was very excited, snapping pictures around from the bus.

我们已经预定了在松山民宿住宿三天,以便达成一石二鸟之计,省钱既同时体验道地人的生活嘛。房东之前已嘱咐我们从桃园国际机场坐台北公共汽车1960号到台北市府站,然后房东会安排人来市府站接我们到民宿去。车程费用是每一人145新台币。在巴士里我已经累到不行了,几分钟内便迷迷糊糊地睡着了,留下Shirleen一人在车里拍了许多台北的景色。




We stayed at a 3 storey home-stay with a few room each floor. The room is small and clean, just enough to fit 2 people and attached with a private bathroom. Kettles, refrigerators and washing machines are provided at the open area. It was quite a satisfactory stay as the price was affordable. Well, you get what you pay for. If you prefer a luxury stay, do consider Grand Hyatt

这个民宿是一座三层楼的住屋,每一楼都有几间套房。房间就刚刚好供两个人休息而已,但每个房间都有各自的私人厕所。麻雀虽小,五脏俱全,这里虽然小了些,但洗衣机,热水壶和冰箱样样不缺,非常方便。其实付这样少的价钱却入住这样的套房算很好了!如果你要住高级的,就去君悦酒店吧!






Taipei City Hall metro station and Songshan metro station are about 15-20 minutes walking distance to our home-stay. Fret not, you will not get lost here. If you are lost, Taipei people would be glad to guide you to your destination. 

其实住在这里挺方便的,因为只须步行大约15-20分钟便抵达市府捷运站或松山捷运站。如果您怕迷路的话,就开开口问问附近的人吧,我相信台北人都会很热情地帮助你。


En route to Raohe night market 沿路去饶河夜市
As the sun has almost gone down when you reached the home-stay, we took a quick rest and then proceed to our favourite itinerary of our trip - food hunt! Our stomach has showed indication by grumbling and we rushed to Rao He night market which is within the vicinity of our home-stay.

由于天色已暗,我们的肚子都咕噜咕噜地在暗示我们赶快去吃东西了。随便刷洗了之后,我们便步行到附近的饶河夜市,展开了一场美食大觅之旅。

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  1. 请问你买的电话卡,是不是可以share hotspot无限上网的?

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    1. 我们买的只有电话卡,没有hotspot modem哦。所以有必要时,我就开我电话的hotspot来share咯。

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