Travel Blogs from Xinbei
What I've learnt:
To call Taiwanese landlines, you should only enter 8 numbers, just like Hong Kong. We've learnt that because we called the wrong number when we were trying to reach the Mountain Star to reserve places for hot tub. I typed in the whole series of numbers including '02', which was apparently not supposed to be included.
Hong Kong Dollars to Taiwanese dollars are 1:3.7
... number of items we ordered—and she did not hide her astonishment. To say least: it was obese eating.
By the time we went back to the hotel it must have been about thirty-six hours since I had last lost myself in sleep. Travelling, generically speaking, is tiring, although this is not true of the trips some people go on: some choose to visit one attraction per day, and back to the hotel they go afterwards. I respect this ...
... Restaurant. Realized that the info on the voucher was incorrect. As we were placed in 2nd shift (8pm) vs 1st shift (6pm). As I was trying to figure out how to get in, Alex spotted our group lead, we snuggled behind here and got in.
Waited by the table for a long time for Curtis’ parents. They were definitely trapped somewhere.
Eventually everyone was seated. It’s a sit-down dinner, with meal ordered. ...
... and we managed to be in place to see three soldiers march slowly through the building, stomping every third step, and reaching out their fists in unison.
The Hall itself was an impressive building with an enormously high pagoda-like ceiling. Huge paintings on the walls showed Chiang in various poses with troops, family, and landscapes. Most of the building was given over to souvenir shops. We walked through from one end to the other, and within about ...
... and some friends started the night by going out for dinner. From there, we went to a neighborhood called Jamsil, where the traditional countdown and ringing of the New Year's bell is. We went to a bar beforehand and had a few drinks, and then went and joined the thousands of other people crushing into the streets. It was so packed, none of us could move. The nice thing was, at least it didn't feel so cold - and it was extremly cold that night. Truthfully, ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services