transportation from taipei other places?

Question by hy: transportation from taipei other places?
Hello, I am visiting TW for 6 days.
I will spend the first 3 days in Taipei and then go to Sun Moon Lake (and Ali Mounntain if I still have time).
Here’ s my question: how do I get there? I guess I will take a train. Which one should I take? How much (estimate) will it cost me? Is it a few hours’ trip? Do I have to go to TaiChung first, and then transfer to Sun Moon Lake? I can’t find anything interesting in TaiChung. Is it feasible to spend 1.5 day visiting Sun Moon Lake and another 1.5 day visiting Ali Mountain?
Yes, I know what to do in Taipei. CKS Memorial Hall, National Palace Museum, Shilin Night Market, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall,Rao He Street Night Market,
Taipei 101.
BTW, is it expensive to have a lunch or dinner in Taipei 101?
Thank you in advance.

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Answer by Ajeet M
Hi,

Lunch at 101-It depends whether you want to go to one of the restaurants or the excellent food court in the basement.
It is not over priced as there is a lot of competiton nearby in the Xinyi District.

To SML from Taipei: Take the Bus, It not bad and the bus is really comfortable:
http://www.greenbusgroup.com/p4.htm,
Greenbus has hourly departures. Taipei-SML round-trip costs TWD830.

If you dont have a place to stay at SML: Laurel Villa is highly recommended by forumers:
http://laurelvilla.nantou.com.tw/

From SML, you have to get to Puli, then Puli to Taichung, then Taichung to Chiayi, Then Train or bus it up to Alishan.

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Can anyone translate a few sentences from Filipino to english?

Question by Dani J: Can anyone translate a few sentences from Filipino to english?
1. eto, lapit n lumipat s louisiana ..ano ung nkta ko s ym tungkol s unlipops? ano b un?
2. uhmm wala yun.. nag iisip pa ako kung itutuloy ko yun o ititigil ko eh.. ilan taon na baby mo

Thank you a mill. in advance!!
thank you so much!

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Answer by anonymous
1. this, near and left (s)? louisiana…what i saw about unlolipops? what are those?
2. those are nothing. i’m still thinking if i should continue those or stop…how old is your baby?

hmm i came close to translating it 🙂

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Where can I book the cheapest wholesale fare from the Americas to Taipei during the summer?

Question by Albert K: Where can I book the cheapest wholesale fare from the Americas to Taipei during the summer?

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Answer by Steve S
I am going to give you the only piece of advice that was given to me for finding cheap travel deals, and it works to this day… Compare as many travel websites as you can as often as you can. Since you have a few months, start searching today and search the flights or hotels or whatever you need every week until the month before you are going. If anything is unusually cheaper, book it on that date. I would definitely recommend checking out the website BookMe. You can compare ALL the reputable travel sites from one location, and save tons of money. Good luck and check out the link below, and you will be all set.

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Please rank the English proficiency for the following paragraphs from 1 to 10. Thanks?

Question by Hard-Worker: Please rank the English proficiency for the following paragraphs from 1 to 10. Thanks?
Dear XXX:
Typhoon Kalmaegi engulfed eastern and northern parts of Taiwan since Thursday evening, Due to safety concerns, local officials have announced regional non-working day for Friday (18-July) in Taichung county and city.

Due to this, we apologize if you are not attended to. If you shall have any urgent questions or problems, please contact your windows directly, they we shall try best to support you from home !

Best regard
Hank

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Answer by amybeader
Maybe a 5. While in general the English is understandable, there is poor grammar structure and some of the word usages are unclear, for example the phrase “please contact your windows directly” makes no sense.

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Anyone knows of some online webcams from around Taiwan?

Question by Roman: Anyone knows of some online webcams from around Taiwan?
I know of one source, so hit me with some other:
http://twcam.www.gov.tw/webcam/english/scenery/main.jsp?view_id=74&belong_id=8&who=view

I am especially interested in webcams from Taichung city.
First two posts are completely useless so please help me out here! Thanx!

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Answer by achoi984
no sorry i only know labtec

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What is the best/cheapest way to fly from Tai Pei, Taiwan to either Beijing or Shanghai?

Question by Dan, version 4.0: What is the best/cheapest way to fly from Tai Pei, Taiwan to either Beijing or Shanghai?
I will be travelling from Tai Pei, Taiwan to Beijing and Shanghai in September. Which is the best/cheapest airline to use? I’ve heard that travel between Tai Pei and mainland China can be somewhat difficult. Are there any direct flights?

No travel agents, please.

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Answer by Pagan Dan
There are no direct flights, so you have to enter China through Hong Kong (wrong direction for you) or Narita (Tokyo) or Inchon (Seoul)

Travel itself isn’t difficult. PRC visitor visas are a bit tighter during the Olympics, but that’s all.

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How to send SMS to Taiwan from the internet for free?

Question by Jeremy Barber: How to send SMS to Taiwan from the internet for free?
I want to send SMS messages to taiwan that can be responded too. Like how you can send txt messages to a cell phone in the USA from aim.

I tried ICQ and it says I cannot send messages to the number even though the provider is Far east which should work.

Any other soutions?

Thanks!

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Answer by Nadia88
http://smsbydally.weebly.com/sms-gratis-1.html

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How easy is it to get from CKS airport to downtown Taipei?

Question by aloha damashi: How easy is it to get from CKS airport to downtown Taipei?
I have to make a stopover in Taiwan, and I am trying to decide whether to stay at a hotel near the airport for convinience, or a cheaper place in the city. Also, if it is easy to get to the city, are there any cheap ( and less range) places that you can recommend?
How long does it take from the airport to the city? My morning flight is at 9, and I tend to move pretty slow in the morning

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Answer by matt_of_asia
When you get to the airport, find the bus terminal. (In the old looking terminal go left. In the new terminal go right!) Find yourself the ticket windows and ask for a ticket to the main station. It should be cheap. Like 100 NT. or less… I dont go to Taipei Main station from there myself so my price wont be accurate…

Take a bus to Taipei Main station and if you want a cheap place, near there is a few hostels.

check:
http://www.hostelz.com/hostel/45575-Taipei-Train-Station-Hostel

I stayed there a few years ago and back then it was clean enough and the people were cool.

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Why do we need to refuel whel fly from New York to Taipei in Alaska?

Question by Global Express: Why do we need to refuel whel fly from New York to Taipei in Alaska?
How come when flying from NY or any East Coast city the plane must refuel in Anchorage before continuing to Taipei? I though the Boeing 777 200ER and 300ER have the range to fly non stop not like in the past.

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Answer by Tim
This is more of a safety precaution for the aircraft, in case something like a delay requires them to circle around a bit before finally landing. Wouldn’t want to have to make a crash landing because the airlines figured they didn’t need the extra fuel.

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What is the cheapest way to get to Taiwan from Los Angeles?

Question by vsboxerboy2000: What is the cheapest way to get to Taiwan from Los Angeles?
I wanted to know the cheapest way to get from LA to Taiwan. I have heard that it may be cheaper to fly to Singapore or Hong Kong then take a flight into Taiwan but this does not seem to be the case when I check fares.
Well, I wanted to be able to go when I get out of school (end of June) but it seems that tickts are nearly DOUBLE the price at the start of summer. Is June/July a very expensive time to fly? Should I wait until the end of July/Aug to go??

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Answer by cokewww
There are non-stop flights on EVA Airways, China Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, from LAX to TPE.

A quick search on kayak.com shows that Malaysia Airlines has the lowest online airfare right now for 9 R/T.

You should also try to phone Chinese travel agencies on the west coast (SF, LA, etc.) and they often have even better fares.

If you could read Chinese or have someone who can help you, get World Journal or Singtao Daily and look in the classifieds for travel agencies – there are dozens of them with special fares and promotions.

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