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Travel Day to Tapei

Converted $300 AUD into $5,800 TWD

Wednesday:
Stayed Star Hostel Taipei Main Station

Flew out of Phnom Penh on China Airlines at 11.15am for a 3 ½ hour flight to Taipei. Flight cost $410 USD
Caught MRT train to Taipei Main Station. Such a massive station connects with underground shopping centres. Walked past so many shops underground before finally emerging at my exit- Y13

Walked a few minutes to Star Hostel Taipei Main Station where I was staying for 2 nights It was $28 AUD a night in an 8 bed female dorm and is an amazing hostel. Would be one of the best I have stayed in !

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You enter at street level and catch a lift up to the 3rd floor. Lovely wooden foyer where you check in and can purchase drinks and snacks. This leads to the shoe off area where you sit and put your shoes in an assigned locker and take a pair of slippers to wear past these doors using swipe card entrance into a gorgeous lounge area with elevated platform seating areas, a 2 level tree house with bean bags to sit and relax , a state of the art kitchen to cook in and what I loved was a 1 use only teatowel !! Big change from the dirty teatowels in so many hostels !!

Next was the dining area for breakfast. My room was on this level with swipe card entrance. There were 2 rooms that open into the entry bathroom area. Even the bathroom had everything from a makeup /hair bench with cotton buds and hair dryers. Showers provided soap and shampoo and theroom was so comfy with a swipe locker and private beds with curtains and own power point. Love it here! Decided I wouldn’t go to Taroko Gorge as it was going to be too rushed and tried to extend a 3rd night here but it was booked out. Will sort out tomorrow where I can go that night.

Had a walk around the local area and tried to find a night market that was nearby but didn’t find it and the streets were becoming a bit quiet the further I walked. Would have loved to eat them local food but just had some snacks I had bought with me for dinner . Chatted with a nice lady from Korea before going to bed.

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Posted by hillbillyramsey 18:34 Archived in Taiwan

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