China Airlines set to fly Taipei-Cebu in March 2020

China Airlines is set to launch a direct service from Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) starting on March 29, 2020 with six flights weekly. China Airlines will fly the Taipei-Cebu route using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 150 economy-class and 8 business-class seats. The flights will depart every Monday, Wednesday,…

Big discounts on travel activities available in Klook Invasion: Cebu Travel Sale

Klook, the world’s leading booking platform for attractions, tours and activities is headed to the Queen City of the South this weekend for the Klook Invasion: Cebu Travel Sale on April 13 and 14, 2019 at the Activity Center, Ayala Center Cebu.   Here are five reasons to visit the sale: Get big discounts on…

Getting visa to Taiwan made simpler for Filipinos

E-VISA. Applying for a Taiwan E-visa was quick, completing the form and paying for it took around 15 minutes, and we were notified of the approval of our e-visa application by email the very next day.

Getting a visa to Taiwan used to be a tedious and expensive process for Philippine passport holders. What many don’t know, however, is that Taiwan has simplified its visa requirements for Filipinos so we can easily enjoy the amazing mix of modernity, culture, and well-preserved nature that our closest neighbor in the north has to…

How to get to Alishan in Taiwan

The train stops at the Chiayi City station.

There is a wide range of options for getting to the Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan. The first step will be to get to Chiayi City in the southwest from wherever you are in Taiwan. This provincial city is the base of public transport services that ply the Alishan route. Do take note that…

Taiwan’s Alishan: Scenic views, glorious sunrise, beautiful nature

GLORIOUS SUNRISE. Alishan offers a fantastic view of the sunrise.

Little slivers of light begin escaping from behind tall peaks until the whole mountain range gets bathed in the golden early morning rays of the famed Alishan sunrise in Chiayi County of Taiwan. Soft waves of white that go on as far as the eyes can see decorate the hollows between mountaintops and form the…

Taipei trip highlights culture, food, nature

JIUFEN. Formerly a gold mining district located in a mountainous area of the Ruifang District in New Taipei City, Jiufen was once a prosperous and booming town that earned for it the nickname “Little Hongkong.” That was during the discovery of gold in the area during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan in the late 1800’s.

She beckoned to us from the shadows cast by the sculpted posts filled with symbolism the meaning of which now escapes me, there in that structure that represented religion in Taiwan. “Come, come. I want to introduce you to some gods.” Or at least that is what I heard local guide Jane Fan told our…