My favorite places in
Taipei is best known for it's amazing food, but it's also a city bustling with friendly locals, an up-and-coming design scene, and some of the most incredible nature I've ever witnessed. The infrastructure in Taipei is such that you can subtract
a lot of headaches that you would normally run into while travelling—the cost of living is low, public transit is so, so convenient and inexpensive, and it's easy to get out of Taipei and visit other parts of the island on short notice.
Go to many night markets, drink lots of pearl milk tea (it's hard to go wrong), and go on a few hikes! If you're so inclined, there's always a gallery opening or cultural park event going on too. There are so many reasons to go, and while
I don't think I'll be able to capture them all here, I really encourage you to go and see for yourself!
Here's the full map
with all the locations.
The thousandth girl has guides for everything—the cost of living, food, applying as a foriegn student, design stores, nightlife, everything! Incredibly helpful and thorough.
You can't look up Taiwanese eats without running into this blog. It breaks down restaurants by cuisine, cost, location, and atmosphere—one of the most expanse food guides out there!