Taipei Archive

Magic Travel Blog – Trip Update 4

Priorities are a funny business. They are often so muddled and difficult to sort out. But then, once in a while, something cuts through it all and your priorities become clear. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Trip update 3 left off with us in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We had just just decided to break

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Taiwan Handy Hints – EasyCards

Taipei’s EasyCard Want To Get Around Taiwan Easily? Get Yourself An EasyCard Straight Away The easiest way to get anything or anywhere you want in Taiwan is by purchasing an EasyCard. An EasyCard is a “touch-n-go” ticketing system issued by the Taipei Metro but can be used for bus services, car parks, supermarkets, train

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How To Get From Taipei To Taichung Easily

It was time to see the rest of Taiwan. We had spent six weeks in Taipei and we loved every minute. Taipei has so much to offer that we were quite sad to leave. Alas, it was finally time to begin our two week “Taiwan By Rail” Tour. This post will provide a handy

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Day Trips From Taipei, Taiwan

  There are many day trips you can make from Taipei in Taiwan.  Click through the pictures to see where you can go and read more.   Check out the harbour city of Keelung on the north east side of Taiwan.  We enjoyed the harbour views, stair climbing in Zhingzheng National Park and then experienced

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Day Trips From Taipei – Beitou

Taiwan is famous for its natural hot springs. One of the most accessible places to experience these if you’re in Taipei is in Beitou. It’s just a short MRT ride to the Xinbeitou station from the centre of Taipei. The trains on the Xinbeitou MRT line are even painted and decorated to mimic traditional

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Multi Functional Travel Gear – Magic Travel Cloth

Hi! I love my multi-functional devices, and here is one that I LOVE even more than the usual! We went into a souvenir shop in Taipei in our second week in Taiwan and I saw this awesome handkerchief decorated with the Taipei Metro system route map. It includes pictures of various landmarks near each

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Day Trips From Taipei – Tamsui

Tamsui is a small city just north of Taipei on the MRT Danshui Line.  It is important to know that Tamsui is also known as Danshui, Danshuei and Tamshui. The name is always the same in Mandarin but the spelling in English varies. Heading  to Tamshui on the MRT will take you roughly 40

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