A day in Taipei
In just a few days stopover in Taipei during my gap year travelling I had one of the best stays of my trip. In my experience in most capital cities the people keep to themselves and attempt to ignore the tourists, but the Taiwanese were some of the friendliest people I've met! Very welcoming and helpful. Taiwanese food was amazing, particularly from the stalls and night markets when small streets come alive with amazing smells and you can watch some of the strangest ways to make delicious food.
Insider Tip:Get to the hot springs, I spent 2 and a half hours soaking in beautifully warm water, prices range massively but the cheap one I went to was absolutely beautiful for just 90p (GBP), less than £1! Always take ID to clubs.