I’ll Be Back Soon, Taiwan!

Imagine my happiness when Taiwan announced on Tuesday evening, July 2, that they are extending the 14-day visa-free previlege for Filipinos until July 31, 2020 as a display of Taiwan’s amity with the Philippines. I prayed for this!

I’ve been talking about going back to Taiwan after my first visit there January of this year. I just love Taiwan, I don’t know why! It just left a mark on me. Maybe because it’s very different from the Philippines? It’s too developed, too organized. I just love it there.

View from Taipei 101 Observatory
View from Taipei 101 Observatory

“This privilege is a display of Taiwan’s amity with the Philippines as the country continues to boost the travel convenience for Filipinos to visit Taiwan for leisure, business, or other short-term purposes,” Taiwan said.

“The visa-free privilege also aims to deepen Taiwan’s multifaceted relations with the Philippines, particularly in the fields of tourism, trade, investment, education, agriculture, fisheries, and healthcare, etc,” it added.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall

Since I’m still recovering (financially) from my recent 18-day Southeast Asian trip, I was thinking of going to Taiwan either on December or January 2020. Just in time for winter!

The thing I like about winter is I can dress up for the cold weather which I can’t do here in the Philippines. The cool weather is just amazing… I really love it!

Anyway, I still have to save for that. This is a great motivation to work harder, actually.

I may go alone this time or probably tag my sister or brother along with me. We’ll see how it all goes.

This Taiwan trip will be a birthday present for myself this year. I am so excited!

Your thoughts?