Sometimes you get so caught up in life that you almost don't see your girlfriends for a month or two. So every year we try to plan a girls trip to keep everyone together and spend some quality time. This year, we went to Taipei in April missing Jane and Bunny. I always believe travelling once in a while is healthy. It helps to distract yourself from the bustling city, recharge and go forward again.
Since Raya is around the corner, I was thinking to go for a short getaway. Where do you guys have in mind?
Speaking of holiday destinations, Traveloka is now having weekly hotel and flight promotions to wide range of domestic and international destinations in the month of Ramadhan. They have also partnered with Maybank to offer 0% installment plans for all Maybank credit card holders. Bookings with a minimum transaction of RM500 are eligible for the 6-month plan, meanwhile the 12-month plan is valid for bookings that are at least RM1,000 in total. Now we all can travel to our dream destinations, and pay later. You may visit Traveloka for bookings. These amazing deals are available across all of Traveloka's platform whether on the mobile app, desktop or mobile websites.
Should I visit Taiwan again during Raya holiday? :p
Back to my Taiwan trip, it was just about eat, drink, sleep and repeat.
We did some touristy thing on the first day because it was LengLeng and Liza first time in Taipei. We went to JiuFen which is known for the narrow alleyways of its old town, packed with teahouses, street-food shacks and souvenior shops.
Every night we tried to cover a new speakeasy bar. In total, I only managed to cover 2 bars - R&D Cocktail Lab and Alchemy. R&D is quite interesting as the owner do not believe in using garnish for their cocktails, while apart from having cute bartenders at Alchemy, it also won one of the top 50 best bars in 2016 with their great cocktails.
R&D Cocktail Lab
Apart from bars, we also checked out their nightlife at Barcode and OMNI.
Don't get us wrong, we do eat as well. This classic Taiwanese breakfast is a must try when in Taipei, Yong He Dou Jiang Da Wang (永和豆漿大王). The must try items include the salty soy milk, egg and sticky rice rolls filled with YouTiao and pork floss, and Shao Bing YouTiao.
This Instagram-worthy tea shop, Shi Jian Tea (十間茶屋) is worth a visit too.
If you are looking for shopping, I would suggest you to go East District than Xi Men Ding. Here is one of the coffee place, de Place where I met up with my Taiwanese friends.
Desserts and interiors at Sugar Miss will easily keep you occupied for at least half an hour just to get the right flat lay shot.
Thanks to ViVi who planned the itinerary for our Taiwan trip, now let me check out Traveloka to get some great deals for this Raya holiday.