How I Travelled 3 Days in Taipei for Only ₱9,620 (All-In)

Contributed by Travel Jock

My first attempt really was to book for Batanes but I struggled to find an affordable airfare so my rebel heart prompted me to look for a nearby country which is Taiwan. Cebu Pacific Air constantly gives promos, and I chanced upon and booked Taipei for ₱4,000 round-trip!

Also read: 8 Tricks to Successfully Grab Cheap Promo Flights in the Philippines

I really don’t have any expectations since I assume that Taipei is just like Hong Kong or Macau, but I was surprised to find Taipei with much richer culture, delicious food and interesting places.

Let me share to you my day-off escape (3 days/2 nights) to Taipei where I spent a surprising below ₱10,000 (a little over US$200).

I was lucky to have an option of visa-free entry so I didn’t spend anything for visa fees. For Philippine passport holders with valid US, UK, JAPAN, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND and/or SCHENGEN visas, you can just get a travel authorization certificate online for free on this website. Other Philippine passport holders should apply for Taiwan tourist visa thru this website for ₱2,100 (single entry).

Once you get a visa or travel certificate, you are good to go!

Here’s my itinerary with little budget information: Taipei Itinerary

Also read: A Filipino Traveller’s Guide to Visiting Taiwan for the First Time

I have a lot of photos in my phone, and here are some of my narcissistic photos I posted online. Please bear with it!

Taipei 101 🇹🇼 #TravelJock #Taiwan #Taipei

A photo posted by Tj Correa (@thetraveljock) on Jan 26, 2016 at 4:05am PST

Formosa 🇹🇼 #TravelJock #Taiwan #Taipei

A photo posted by Tj Correa (@thetraveljock) on Jan 26, 2016 at 4:02am PST

#latepost Chinese architecture on temples and halls. 🇹🇼#Taipei #Taiwan #TravelJock #gloomyweather

A photo posted by Tj Correa (@thetraveljock) on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:42am PST

Beitou Hot Spring Thermal Valley 🇹🇼 #TravelJock #Taiwan #Taipei

A photo posted by Tj Correa (@thetraveljock) on Jan 26, 2016 at 7:02pm PST

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Also read: How to Travel Taiwan on a Budget

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