Favorite things about Taipei?

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Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby Jialin » 25 Apr 2012, 13:11

Hey everyone! Really looking forward to my move to Taipei this summer! What are your favorite things about the city? (If you wish, feel free to share your least favorite things too) Curious to learn more about life in Taipei! cheers~
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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby finley » 25 Apr 2012, 13:12

The HSR, so I can get away from Taipei.

Seriously, it is extremely cool. Whenever I have even the slightest excuse for an HSR trip on company expenses, I take it :)
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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby 914 » 25 Apr 2012, 14:47

Cabs are cheap and clean (the ones you call). For ex. from Tianmu to Neihu Costco it's about 260 NT one way during off peak time, and coming home, $300 keep the change. That's around $10 US. In SF, that gets me about five blocks.
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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby Jaboney » 25 Apr 2012, 14:53

Sidewalks: no need to dodge traffic.
The MRT system is excellent; buses tend to be good.
Western food worth going out of your way for.
The riverside parks: a rare example of excellent urban planning.
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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby Super Hans » 25 Apr 2012, 15:39

Sidewalks: no need to dodge traffic.


And just where are these sidewalks you speak of? I know there are some right where 101 is, but aside from that, the sidewalks I know of are either cluttered (so you end up in the road), non-existent (so you end up in the road) have a wall built across them (so you end up in the road) or are uneven with odd stepped steps (so you end up in the road, but on your face).

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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby touduke » 25 Apr 2012, 16:00

Favorite things about Taipei?

My memories about the years I lived there when I was young
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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby baberenglish » 25 Apr 2012, 16:04

Jaboney wrote:Sidewalks: no need to dodge traffic.
The MRT system is excellent; buses tend to be good.
Western food not worth going out of your way for.
The riverside parks: a raregreat example of excellentTaipei Gov't's urban planning.

You don't leave the valley much do you?
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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 25 Apr 2012, 16:13

I'm pretty high on Taipei right now. Many things to like. This city has come along way in the last few years and deserves its due propers. Great food, great nightlife, generally chilled out people who leave you the F alone (which is all I want), safe, lovely females, lots of opportunities to play sports, great scenic destinations (beaches, mountains, valleys etc...) within an hour's drive, great mass transit (though I do not use it), improving traffic, more green, less pollution.

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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby tango42 » 25 Apr 2012, 16:17

Sunny days in Taipei are my favorite.

I guesstimate there have been about 6 so far this year, a little less than 2 per month, but each and every one is a favorite!!!

Anyway, every morning I wake up and say to my self "Another beautiful day in Taipei!!!", and then get a good laugh to myself (and maybe the neighbors), which sets ups the rest of the day to prepare for rain and clouds.
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Re: Favorite things about Taipei?

Postby jimipresley » 25 Apr 2012, 16:24

Super Hans wrote:
Sidewalks: no need to dodge traffic.


And just where are these sidewalks you speak of?

I'd also like to know. :ponder:
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