Taiwan - Unusual Stopover on the way to Europe
Getting to Europe is an arduous slog if you don't stopover at least once on the way. For most Australian travellers, this means spending a few days in the likes of Hong Kong, SIngapore, Bangkok, or Dubai.
That's fine if you want to visit those destinations, but for frequent flyers and those who want to visit somewhere a little different, there are other options. By taking a punt on more obscure airlines or being prepared to add a few hours to the trip, here are some relatively untouched destinations that you can stopover in.
To most of us, little is known about the island formerly known as Formosa aside from the "Made in Taiwan" label on toys and electronic goods.
Those of us who hazard to guess a little more tend to see Taiwan as a heavily industrialised, urban state. Sure, this applies to the capital Taipei, but the clue is that the Portuguese called it Ilha Formosa — which means beautiful island. Much of it is undeveloped wilderness, crammed with towering mountains. Once out of the cities, Taiwan is a bit of an outdoor-lover's playground.
And for those with a shorter timeframe, Taipei itself has a few cool quick fixes. Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the Burj Dubai topped it, and the National Palace Museum hosts an enormous collection of ancient Chinese artefacts and artworks.
China Airlines fly to London (non stop from Taipei) from Sydney or Brisbane with a stopover in Taiwan for from around $1345 + taxes.
Flights from Taipei are scheduled for Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Sunday’s, with CI69 leaving Taipei at 09:35AM and same day arrival at London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 4 at 04:55 PM. CI70 flies non-stop leaving Heathrow at 10:05PM and arrives in Taipei the following day at 05:05PM.
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