-Many stores/resturants accept credit cards and contactless payments, but some places still only accept cash.
-Most people working in service jobs can speak at least some English, and many places have English signs/menus. Outside of Taipei there is less English.
-Taxis are plentiful and not expensive, and Uber is also widely used
-The MRT (metro), buses, trains, and high speed rail are clean, safe, and inexpensive
-Although you should always be aware of your surroundings and possessions, Taipei is generally very safe
Using EasyCard in Taiwan (for MRT metro, buses, trains)
How to take the high speed rail from Taoyuan airport to Taipei
Guide to public transportation in Taipei
How to buy train tickets
How to rent a YouBike
We have a few lists below to help you find what you’re looking for around Flow Taipei / Taiwan Zouk Festival 🙂 You can open these lists in Google Maps and save them.
💻☕Coffee shops (laptop friendly)
☕ Coffee shops (not specifically laptop-friendly)
🥗🥑🥕🍜 Restaurants (vegetarian/vegan)
🚶♀️🚶🛍️ Public areas to walk around / shop
🕺💃 Public areas where you can practice dance
🧉🍻🥂🍸 Bars / Nightclubs
🛕 Historical/Cultural Places
🚝🚗🚠🛤️🛣️🌅🏝️ Places to visit outside Taipei