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See Taiwan by Public Transport
Excellent for Budget-Minded Solo Travelers

By Joyce Lu

Los Angeles, CA. Fox News and Budget Travel Magazine recently selected Taiwan as one of the top budget travel destinations for 2012 because of the island's state-of-the-art interlocking public transportation services – hi-speed rails, buses, shuttles, taxies, and ferries – designed conveniently and cost effectively for international visitors, tourists and locals to travel throughout the island with complete ease while experiencing the exotic wonders of its natural beauty.

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"During my week stay in Taiwan, I took every kind of public transportation available, and I honestly enjoyed riding all of them," said Kristin Mock, post-graduate student of University of Arizona and writer for several online publications. As a traveler to Taiwan for the first time, she was impressed with how accessible and reliable Taiwan's public transportation was for foreigners and locals. "The best part was to see that most places have destinations written in both English and Chinese, which is extremely helpful for international travelers not familiar with Chinese characters."

Another traveler who enjoyed Taiwan's savvy transportation services was Matt Gibson, travel blogger of Matt-Gibson.org and writer of online and print travel magazines. When Matt traveled to Taiwan in May, he was impressed by how easy and inexpensive it was to take the hi-speed rails and buses to travel around the island. And when he rode the Ho Hsin Bus, he wanted to live in it. He said, "Taiwan's Ho Hsin Bus is the most luxurious bus I've ever been on. The seats are like La-Z-Boy recliners with private video screens. You can travel to any major city 24/7 for under US$30."

Trust Lin, Director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau Los Angeles, says "With so many comfortable public transportation options in Taiwan, travelers can easily get around our beautiful island without having to stress about traffic and high-gas prices. Our travel infrastructure is designed to fulfill the needs of our visitors so that they can experience our island's exotic places anytime, anywhere, hassle-free."

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