Thursday, December 22, 2011

NICI in Taipei 2011 (Taiwan)

NICI wolf spotted at Changi T1! It's NICI-Mania's Hugo Wolf at Singapore Changi airport checking in for his flight to the beautiful Taipei city!

It's 5:30am in the morning, after checking in, our NICI wolf went to shop around and found a Harrods outlet! Look at the size of the Harrods Bear!

NICI plush vs Harrods Bear

 We haven't had our breakfast yet, so we stopped by Burger King and Hugo Wolf waited like a boss while his human queued for the food.

The Jetstar airplane that is gonna take NICI-Mania to Taipei

Getting ready for takeoff, Hugo Wolf, please fasten your seatbelt

Hugo Wolf looks outside the window..

and off we go! NICI-Mania is en-route to Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan and one of the most wonderful city to visit in the world.

After a 4 hour flight, we arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International airport. What a sunny afternoon!

Go to one of the counters to get a bus ticket that cost NT125, it will bring you to the center of Taipei city in 45 minutes time.

The airport shuttle bus stops us right in front of Taipei train station. 
Hugo Wolf: Hello Taiwan!!!!!!

Taipei train station building.

It's already approaching the end of Autumn here in Taiwan and we really wasn't expecting the weather to be so HOT! NICI-mania plushies almost fainted in the heat.

The first thing you'll notice about Taipei is, the whole street is flooded with 7-Eleven. You can even stand in a street and see two 7-Eleven right opposite one another.

Lots of food to eat in 7-Eleven!

Large sausages and herbal tea egg

 Look who's here at Taiwan! Little Rocker Wolf joins Hugo Wolf for this Taiwan trip. Let's grab a beer in this warm Autumn while we check in to our hotel near the Taipei main MRT station.

After dropping our bags, our hungry plushies went straight for food and right across the street from our hotel is this dumpling bun stall - 老蔡水煎包

There are lots of condiments from chilli sauce to dark soy sauce to vinegar for you to add to your dumpling bun.

There are 3 types of dumpling bun for you to choose from, the meat bun is the most tasty of them at 老蔡水煎包. Just look at the juice overflowing out from the bun!!

After finishing the lovely dumpling bun, NICI-Mania sets out to Tamsui district of Taipei. We will be taking the MRT from Taipei Main Station. This is just like the City Hall interchange of Singapore, right in the center of Taipei city where you can go to any direction.

Cute train souvenirs at Taipei Main Station.

Hugo Wolf passed by MacDonalds in Taipei! No time for that though, we need to rush to Tamsui.

But Hugo Wolf spotted a very cute panda in front of MacDonalds riding on a bicycle!

If you have an EasyCard, you can go anywhere in Taiwan, from MRT to buses to even trains. Hugo Wolf taps his EasyCard and off we go to Tamsui.

See you in the next entry for Tamsui, Taipei.

Yes we are going to visit the NICI shop in Taiwan, so stay tuned for the pictures!


  1. What a great adventure! Every time we finish reading your blog, we're hungry! You always have such great photos of food! Yummy!

  2. @Jerry and Ben: thanks for enjoying the photos!! We love eating good food and sharing them :D

  3. hugo is so lucky, always travel, and EAT!!

  4. Ohhhhhhhhhh I love the pics, so cute!!!

  5. @monsterloi: Hehehehe xD We enjoy traveling and eating good food!

  6. Wow, what a nice trip! The pics are very good, I love them!!!
    Merry Christmas from me, my family and the flock!!! :)

  7. Thanks dear Hugo for your wonderful pictures! We are happy to accompany you this way on your nice holiday. Have a wonderful time in Taiwan and cool down in the hot sun. Kisses

  8. @Raquel: Thanks for your Christmas wishes! Our flock wishes the same to you and your flock :D

  9. @Leona Löwenherz: Thank you Leona, we certainly enjoyed our nice vacation and we wish to bring everyone all the rest of the pictures soon! :D