Great place to visit, but don't go in the height of summer!
Taipei was AMAZING. It was cheap, there was plenty to see, and it was very easy to get around with no Chinese (thanks Google Maps!). The only downside was the heat and humidity...I'd never go in the summer time again. Top sights: Taipei 101, Taipei Zoo, Maokong (cable car ride to the top of the mountain from Taipei Zoo, MUST SEE at sunset and for the amazing tea houses), Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Sun Yat-sen Memorial, Xingtian Temple, night markets.
Insider Tip:If you're a vegetarian like me (or vegan), be sure to get your fix at Loving Hut! They're all over the city and offer cheap and delicious vegan food. For transport, definitely get the metro transport card!