The great eating city
My idea of a great vacation is a place where I can relax and eat to my heart's content. Taipei offers a number of night markets and food stands dispersed through out the city which are not only delicious, but incredibly cheap! Gua bao, pan fried dumplings, scallion pancakes, xlb, oyster vermicelli, assorted skewers, tea eggs (I ate too many of these at 30cents each), mochi.. the list goes on. If you love eating, this is definitely one of the best places to visit.
Insider Tip:Bring lots of cash, the majority of Taiwan is not credit card friendly. Withdrawing from Taiwan bank accounts will result in a Taiwan bank withdrawal charge and a international withdrawal charge which amount to about ~10 per withdrawal but it will give you the best exchange rate. (I went to three different Taiwan banks)