28 Reasons To Love Taipei
A toast to Asia's most laid-back capital city.
Family Mart, 7-Eleven, and other convenience stores have everything.
Before every election, the streets look like this:
Taipei has the coolest cafés.
Eslite Dunnan is the world's only 24-hour bookstore.
Karaoke is a 24/7 sport too.
Shrimping's also 24/7.
You won't recognize 50% of the things sold at your local market.
Beef noodle soup is Taipei's official religion.
Yonghe has the best breakfast.
There's a great bar called That Fucking Place.
There's a toilet-themed restaurant.
Yongkang Street is a great place to get your Asian retro-chic on.
Zhongxiao has all the modernity you can want.
Taipei is the Chinese pop/indie music capital.
There's always some design or music festival.
The clubbing scene's no slouch either.
There's a whole street devoted to wedding photographers.
Yangmingshan National Park is a bus ride away.
Ximending is cosplayers and otakus galore.
The garbage trucks sing to you.
If you piss off the students, you WILL hear from them.
GuangHua is basically a Tatooine junkyard of electronic bargains.
Night markets. All of them.
Beitou has great hot-spring spas.
Sick of the rainy north? You can get to Kenting Beach in four hours...
Taipei 101 has the best New Year's fireworks.
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