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Your initial problem will not be where to store your bag, but getting access to it in TPE. By default, your bags will be checked through to your final destination - in your case that's CTS/Chitose Airport. In order to instead have your bags delivered to the baggage carousel in TPE you will need to ask the staff at the check-in counter in SFO to "short-...


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Short answer: Fuxing and Shuttle are two specific service classes on the Taiwan Railways. They refer to semi-express and local trains respectively. The numbers are TrainCode, which identify the train services. There are 2-6 trains per hours between Keelung and Taipei on weekdays, with more trains during the peak hours. The last train departs from Keelung at ...


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According to this thread Bonded luggage will be sent to luggage hold, can't be reclaimed as carry on. so that's definitely out. I found two posts (1, 2) both of which says the left luggage service is what you need. Left Luggage is your traditional luggage storage, but an agent touches it. And: I have used the left luggage service at TPE before. ...


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There are a couple businesses within Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport that provide printing / photocopying service. 7-eleven / ibon Kiosk in Terminal 1 The 7-eleven in Terminal 1 (B1) has two ibon Kiosks, a self-service machine that supports printing and scanning of documents (instructions here): You can print out any documents or pictures saved in ...


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I am Taiwanese. For the younger people and middle-age, it's okay to use simplified Chinese, but for older people, I am not sure if they understand or not. I also think it's okay to use simplified Chinese and don't worry to be disgracing to us, we understand that Mandarin is not your mother tongue and we are very kind to foreigner. Welcome to Taiwan.


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There are many, many internet cafes, but most places hardly advertise. They typically run 10-35NTD an hour. Your best bet is asking your hotel/hostel staff for 網咖 (Wangka), or if no one understands you, 電腦咖啡店 (Diannao Kafeidian). You can even just ask people on the street (I've done this many times when I was new to Taiwan... just repeat Wangka until ...


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Based on my experience from travelling to China and Taiwan more than thirty times, there is no big difference between the languages spoken in mainland China and Taiwan. After they increased their trade and economic cooperation, many Taiwanese people speak almost perfect Mandarin as many HK people do. Those who work at the information desks of any ...


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Looking at the TRTC website's ticketing page there does appear to be a one-day unlimited ticket available for NT$150: You can choose when to activate the pass. Once activated by scanning at the gates, it is valid for unlimited travel on the Taipei Metro until end of service on the same day. Valid for one passenger at a time only. So it looks like this ...


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In my (limited) tourist experience, unless you want to ride a C-bike in Kaohsiung, you can stick with the Easycard bought at Taoyuan airport's MRT station for all of your (public, local) transportation needs. There are several stored value cards available from different providers around the country, but the most important one are Taipei Easycard and ...


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I don't think you will have trouble with simple sentences. Most of the simplified characters bear some resemblance (phonetically, for example) to the original more complex characters. Some are unchanged. Every time I have asked someone fluent in Chinese whether they had trouble with the simplified vs. traditional the answer has been 'no'. Bear in mind, I was ...


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The following route is cheaper, but not all that much, and it's not possible in a day. Bus from Taipei to Keelung, NT$55 (< US$2), every 10 min Ferry from Keelung to Matsu, NT$620 (~US$21) in economy, daily except Wed, overnight (dep 21:50, arr 08:30) Ferry from Matsu to Fuzhou (Mawei), NT$1300 (~US$43), daily at 2pm, ~2 hours Train from Fuzhou to ...


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That looks like it should be the cost for being stuck in traffic. It's not specific to the airport, just a common way taxi fares work to balance distance and time. From this government site (mirror) (numbers appear to be out of date, but it illustrates the general idea): (2) Prolonged metering: It’s NT$5 for every 100 seconds for slow-moving taxis at ...


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Yes, it does. Though: The waiting time refers to the time the taxi spent waiting (or moving very slowly) in traffic and lights (after the flag is down), but not the time it wait for the passengers to turn up before the flag is down, and It doesn't cost much as compared to how much the taxi charge when it moves. The department of transport, Taoyuan City ...


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I'm guessing you didn't go to "Loving Hut"? It's one of the bigger vegan chains and they're known for their simulated meats that are also found in the frozen/health food stores. You're right that Taiwan is one of the leading places to find simulated meats. Only place in the world where you can find soy bacon that actually crisps up. EDIT: A list of ...


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From the link provided in the comment by @pnuts, good places to store baggage in Taipei include, Taoyuan Airport Taoyuan Airport provides 24 hours luggage service. No matter whenever you arrive Taoyuan Airport, you can use the service. There price for the following list is for each time, up to 30 days. Railway Stations Most major Railway Stations ...


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While not a definitive response, here are resources which may help. A 2014 article in the Taipei Times confirms that the Taipei-Pingtan route runs on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Customs office at the port for the Keelung Port Border Affairs Team(Taipei Branch)is at No.123, Shanggang Rd., Bali Township, Taipei County 2F. Administration Building)02-86304169 ...


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According to TripAdvisor, the 7-11 convenience store has printers where you can print, scan and fax. I can't really confirm based on their website (in English, there is a Taiwan website too) because it's not explicit on there but there is a phone number to the terminal where the store is located that you probably can call to be sure.


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The customs and passport control at Taipei Port is all in the same building in the port (which also houses the ticket office). We were there today, travelling with CSF. You just turn up there (here's the plus code of the front door - 592R+55 Taipei, Taiwan), pick your tickets up if necessary and pass through security. A bus then shuttles you to the ferry ...


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OK, I doubt this is the cheapest, and you implied you didn't want to fly but -- depending on how flexible you are, Philippine Airlines will fly Guangzhou (CAN) to Taipei (TPE), via Manila for 780 CNY ~= 129 USD. Looks like they only fly Wed and Fri, and the cheapest fair isn't available for the next two weeks. If I recall correctly it's pretty easy to get to ...


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I suspect you're correct; Taoyuan station to Taipei station is 52 TWD by local train, or about US$1.60. There is also the recently opened Taoyuan MRT Subway service via the airport, but this doesn't cover the old Taoyuan station (only the new HSR one) and is much pricier at 160 TWD.


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On that map, there are two distinct fare zones, with a buffer zone in the middle (denoted by the green line for Freeway 1 and National Highway 62). If you are travelling within the orange zone at either end of the map, your fare will be NT$15. Within these sections EasyCard is best used, though pay attention to the sign that states whether you need to tap in ...


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In general, relying on a single service for something important is very likely to end up in tears. What if it has an outage...? What if a jerk decides to watch Netflix on the same AP you are on? I would rather pick up a SIM card from eBay before leaving -- even just as a backup.


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I am sure there are plenty of options, but I would try the nearest Decathlon : https://m.decathlon.tw/mobile_en/swimming-c122253.html It looks like there are at least three of them in Taipei.


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Yes you can, either from a convenience store within the airport (7Eleven, Family Mart, etc) or from the information desk at the Airport MRT station. The card itself costs NT$100 but comes with no balance, however the cashier can apply balance there and then once the card is purchased. From memory, credit card wouldn't be an option from the MRT station as ...


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In case anyone is interested: I have now been there myself and have found out that it is possible to store your luggage everywhere where these companies are that also send luggage arround. You will find it on this map http://www.taoyuan-airport.com/uploads/ap_documents/1030819/map_en.pdf, page 9, no 3 & 4.


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Minimum Connection time for US to International in Vancouver is 60 Minutes according to https://www.aircanada.com/us/en/aco/home/plan/check-in-information/minimum-connection-times.html , that means that you have a good chance of making it in and that Air Canada will take care of you, if you don't. However, it's vulnerable to small delays and two long lines ...


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Andrew from Rome2Rio here. Looking at the messages and prices displayed, around the $150 mark would be a great price. If looking at the ferry, it will cost between $110-$125 alone. We've recently been expanding our content throughout China and by our estimates, the cheapest option possible would be around $155 USD and this is using an overnight ferry ...


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What you have shown here is essentially tofu, which is widely used in Asia and is used as a meat substitute product outside of it. This is because there are many people who follow Buddhist or similar religions which promote a vegetarian lifestyle for ethical reasons. Tofu dishes are fairly easy to find in any restaurant in Taiwan, but whether it tastes like ...


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