Apart from the previous hotel recommendation of MAI HOTEL , this is also one of my best choice to stay in Taipei. Situated in the heart of Zhongxiao area, only 5 mins walkable distance to station and lots of restaurants surroundings. Compared to the back of the hotel – San Want, I think this is more newer and clean plus much cheaper! So let’s see how it looks in the interior.
One of the reason I chose to stay in this hotel because it looks stylish and comical on the wall decoration. It looks more chic compare to any other classic hotel.
If you have never been to Taiwan, you might not know there is a Fish market situated in Taipei. Just like the one in Tokyo Tsukiji Outer Market but a mini version. It have been divided into several sections: Seafood bar, Hotpot area, Grilled Seafood Barbecue and standing Sushi bar. It is situated in the residential area and quite easy to find this place if you choose to take the metro. So let me show you how it looks in the interior.
Following my Taiwan trip last year, would like to recommend another great spot which offers 24 hours various selective bagels. I went there because it is just located at the back of my hotel. Situated in Zhongxiao district, a very convenient place where there are shopping malls, restaurants around. It opens 24 hours daily, if you have a late arrival would be great to enjoy an earlier breakfast in N.Y Bagel Cafe. It is a western style bagel cafe with big portions and refill service for coffee. Besides free Wifi is also available.
As a coffee lover, I have never imagine I could experiment coffee in a Greenhouse cafe. Continued my last post of my Taipei business trip, I went to a uniqueness cafe located in Da’an District. I have marked this placed in advance because of it’s spectacular look & feel. A little background before getting into the cafe. It originally was a cafe moved from Beijing since 2008, they aimed not only to open a regular cafe which you have seen in everywhere but include more lifestyle products from local designers. Thus you can find lots of different lifestyle products such as notebooks, totes, water bottles, ceramic art piece etc.
Following the post of where to stay in Taiwan, I would like to introduce some nice places to eat and attractions of Taipei during my business trip last year. If you have read some history about Taiwan, you might know it was a dependency of Japan between 1895 and 1945. Thus it is easy to find some Japanese style architecture, even the residential area throughout the city. Ji Dai 1931 is one of those which remain the style of the Showa period in Japan.
A little background of the restaurant, it is owned by a Japan catering group which have 30 restaurants throughout Japan. So this is one of those they expanded in Taiwan. It is situated in Zhongshan district which takes only 5 minutes walkable distance from Zhongshan station, it is very easy to find. It named Ji Dai (Time) 1931 because they wish their customer could feel being into the time of that period while dining in the restaurant. Being successfully remain the exterior of the architecture of marble Soda factory (predecessor of Ji Dai 1931), it make it more unique and stand out from a modern city.
I felt amazing when you could see such a old style architecture situated in Zhongshan district (which is full of shopping mall, different brands). I was addicted to the exterior and no doubt you would be interested to get in of such historical style with 2 old style benches in front.
Happy New Year! have you plan any of your trip in 2017 yet? I’m still Floating in space after a long holiday!! Anyways, as a new year start, my trips are fully filled in the upcoming year before June! so looking forward to it!!
So, let’s start the first post of 2017, I would like to date back a review of my last business trip since Oct in Taipei. As said it was a business trip however I went there 2 days in advance to wander around and look for some great stuff to share with you. So let’s start from where I stay!
I used to look for some decent hotel which won’t cost much so I could save my pocket for shopping and food. Anyways, here is one of the highly recommend hotel – Mai Hotel. It is located in Zhongshan district with a wide variety of food and spa nearby. It takes only 5 mins walk to Zhongshan station and 20 mins walk to Ningxia Night market. It just located perfectly and the most important is not pricey. Tt cost less than HK$690 / night (USD $90). So let’s see why I think this is a 5 star recommendation if you are planning on a budget trip to Taiwan!