by Mark Albert
Top Travel Tips in Two Minutes
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Taipei 101 Observatory
Dida Cheese, Taichung
Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport (TPE) outside of Taipei is the island’s main international gateway and serves the northern part of the island. TPE is the airport most likely to be used by passengers arriving from the United States and has a variety of transportation options into the capital.
There are also three other international airports in Taiwan: Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH) in the south, Taichung International Airport (TXG) in the island’s middle section, and Songshan Airport (TSA) in Taipei, which serves other Asian cities.
If you’re planning to go to the National Palace Museum, try to avoid visiting during lunch time; you’ll avoid the tourist groups that way.
Also, visitors from the US won’t need power adapters, as the plug outlets here are the same as found in the US.
Finally, don’t forget to look both ways before crossing the street. It sounds like common sense, but drivers may not stop for pedestrians, so exercise extra caution when preparing to dash across the street.
A plate of roasted vegetables at dinner in Taipei, Taiwan
Tipping is frowned upon and not necessary in Taiwan.
When Mark stayed in Taiwan, he stayed in this bare-bones Airbnb flat, conveniently just steps from a MRT metro station
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