Tummy Travels: Dinner in a bathroom setup (Ximending, Taiwan)

When I was in Taiwan back in 2011, one of the things we did before leaving the country was to try this restaurant. After 7 years, I finally made it back. Known for its unique setup, Modern Toilet Restaurant is one of the well known shops in Taiwan. The company has several branches; one of which is in Ximending.   How to get there My Airbnb … Continue reading Tummy Travels: Dinner in a bathroom setup (Ximending, Taiwan)

Flash News: Visa-free entry to Taiwan extended until July 2019

Good news! Taiwan extends its visa-free entry for Philippines, Brunei, and Thailand until 31 July 2019. For Philippine passport holders, we are eligible for the 14-day visa-free stay in Taiwan. Last year, a trial period was put in place where Filipinos can enter the country without visa from 01 November 2017 to 31 July 2018. Thankfully, the trial period was extended for another year. Be ready to … Continue reading Flash News: Visa-free entry to Taiwan extended until July 2019

Kaka goes to TAIWAN: C.O.C.O.L from 35 floors up

Millenials sure are creative. One of the meanings of C.O.C.O.L (or plainly COCOL) is coffee out, coffee out lang. This abbreviation is suitable for my Taipei 101 Starbucks experience. I learned of the Taipei 101 branch when I searched for best Starbucks branches in Taiwan. I knew then that I must visit this branch by hook or by crook. 😀   Visit by reservation It is a … Continue reading Kaka goes to TAIWAN: C.O.C.O.L from 35 floors up

Kaka goes to TAIWAN: My Airbnb and commuting experience

For the longest time, I’ve been itching to go back to Taiwan. I was here back in 2011 where I spent two months at Taoyuan for my summer internship program as an intern at the Biomedical Informatics Laboratory in Chung Yuan Christian University. Back then visa was required for Philippine passport holders; so when I learned that the visa is lifted for a few months … Continue reading Kaka goes to TAIWAN: My Airbnb and commuting experience