Episode 0: The Beginning
In this episode, Joanne-Marie shares the inspiration behind wanting to embark on this adventure. She researches for her trip and gets ideas from Qiito (Quick Interesting Interactive Travel Organizer), an online travel community that allows users to discover and share travel destinations through the use of pictorial travelogues.
Itineraries were printed on the Canon PIXMA MG6370. With its sleek design, it fits perfectly into any study room and blends in as part of the room when not in use. More importantly, it prints out the clear and concise information that Joanne-Marie will need for her trip.
Acer's Iconia W510 makes for a perfect travel-planning buddy. Ranking among the lightest 10-inch tablets with a weight of 580 grams, the tablet is comfortable to hold, use and carry around. It also comes with an optional keyboard dock, that allows one to switch to typing in cases where any on-screen solution will not suffice for heavy typing.
She also visits Taiwan Tourism Bureau, conveniently located in the heart of the Central Business District for more information about scooter riding, and to pick up some maps. You will be pleased to find that not only do they provide a comprehensive collection of travels guides, magazines and maps to various parts of Taiwan, they also give out promotional goodies for individuals who present a copy of their air-tickets and proof that they will be travelling to Taiwan soon. These goodies range from admission tickets to various theme parks, MRT cards, SIM cards, and even coupons to claim free gifts at the airports! These goodies will not cost you a single cent. You do, however, need to produce a copy of your air-ticket. You may find out what their current promotions are via email / phonecall / or by dropping by their office. Details below:
Taiwan Visitors Association, Singapore Office
Address: 30 Raffles Place, #10-01, Chevron House, Singapore 048622
Phone: 65-6223-6546 / 7
She then takes off on TransAsia Airways, the first private-owned airline company running domestic flights in Taiwan. In 2011, it launched its new international route to Singapore, and with its amicable service, spanking new planes and spacious seating, the team is confident that this airline will fly high. Tickets can be booked via Facebook. More information here.