We took a short trip to Taiwan this Sept holidays.. Booked tickets from Scoot before our Perth trip cos of a promotion.. It cost our family only about $1119 for the airfare..
My mum, bro as well as Audry and her family came along so I found ourselves a driver.. I asked him a lot of questions prior to our trip and he was happy to help most of the time except when I asked him to help me book an accommodation.. The 火车民宿 was not available at booking.com yet at the point of booking and I could only find their phone number. I asked the driver for help but he declined.. I didn’t want to make an overseas call so I gave it a miss.. Anyway, I’m not sure if you can now book your stay there via booking.com but you can give it a try.. 🙂
I negotiated with the driver (許先生 +886 939 003 226) and the best price he could offer was NT39000 (~S$1800) for the entire trip.. I told him where we would be staying for the trip so he could plan where he could bring us.. I did tell him the places I would like to cover beforehand and checked with him regarding the weather before our trip..
The Scoot flight was scheduled at 0045 and we were to reach at 0530.. We actually reached earlier at 0515 and the driver was already waiting for us at the airport..
His car was big enough for our group of 6 adults and 3 kids as well as our luggage..
We asked him to bring us somewhere for breakfast first..
They had sweet soya bean drink(left, in cup) and salty soya bean drink (right, in bowl).. We just picked whatever we want before the staff came over to total up the bill.. It was rather cheap.. Only NT318 (~S$15).
It was still early after breakfast so we went to have a look at a dam..
We climbed up to the viewing tower and let the kids run around for a while while we enjoyed the breeze a little under some shade.. The sun was bright and scorching actually..
After this, we went to 小人国.. We paid NT399 (~S$18) each and it’s free for Nigel..
Brenda told me her daughter wore the same dress (handed down from her) when they visited the place previously!
My lovely kids!
NT10 for the fish feed..
Couple shot on the carousel!
My princess and I!
The King and Prince! haha!
Some rides were indoor while others were outdoor.. We practically had the whole place to ourselves! We spent about 3-4 hours at the theme park before we left for lunch..
We stopped by an eatery and had some Chinese food and the lunch cost us NT1000 (~$50).. After that, we proceeded to check in at Leofoo Resort.. We reached the place at about 2 plus and since the theme park closes at 5pm, we decided to rest for the day and visit the theme park the next day..
Tried to request for rooms in the Giraffe wing but they were not available so we were given 2 adjoining rooms in the Zebra wing.. While walking to our rooms, we saw something interesting.. Listen to Jovan’s comment! 😂😂
one of the 2 king size beds..
We all took a nap before we had the buffet dinner which was included in the room price of ~NT34000.. After that, I got the kids to complete some of their Kumon worksheets before we called it a night.
It was a super long day for us!