It's the time of the year for travelling: one week before school holidays, when flights are cheaper and students pass idle time in school. Managed to get promotional tickets from TigerAir Taiwan for less than RM500 return, about six weeks prior to the trip.
We were in Taiwan two years ago with the whole family. I was impressed with the artistic creativity and the civic mindedness of the Taiwanese people, and it is due to be back again to soak into some of those goodness. This time round, it's just me and Ryan. The two younger kids won't enjoy the kind of travelling that we plan to do... backpacking, lots of walking, and cycling.
As we've done Taipei, Taroko and Hualien previously, this time we'll be going to central Taiwan a.k.a. Taichung, Yilan and pass some time in Taipei at the end of the trip.
@ Kota Kinabalu Airport
Ours was a late afternoon flight. Ryan attended school in the morning. Mummy sent us to the airport. That was our striped TigerAir plane in the background.
I would say the TigerAir flight attendants looked great and energetic in their working outfits. Cheerful attitudes too. Much better than the overdone AirAsia flight attendants.
@ Taoyuan Airport, Taipei
No idea how the pilot managed to cut the flight time from 3.5 hours to just 3 hours. Glad to arrive earlier in Taiwan, coz we have another 2 hours of bus travel ahead. Surprisingly, at 8pm the immigration queue in Taoyuan Airport was really long. The airport provides free wifi, wow!
We grabbed some Subway Sandwiches at the airport shop, and boarded the next bus to Taichung. Wow, the bus also had free wifi and charging points for handphones.
Reached Taichung 2.5 hours later, it was already 11pm. Had a fast supper in 7-11, then walked to our hotel nearby.
Tired but glad to arrive at our hotel finally. Looking forward to nine days of adventure ahead.