Talking to Taiwanese
Taiwanese are a group of friendly chaps. It helps if you can speak their language, which is Mandarin and Min Nan Yu.
Taxi drivers usually give good recommendations of the places to go. So if you are stucked, try seeking advice from them while in the car. However, many of them seem very keen to talk about their country's politics. When this happen, just keep quiet and listen to them. You'll never know whether they are on the Green or Blue side, and you won't want to offend them.
Store tenders typically follow the Jap Style, occasioanlly gesturing you to visit their shops with "Huan Yin Guan Lin". (In English, it means "Feel Free to Drop By")
If you can't speak Mandarin, don't worry. Most Taiwanese can speak basic English, with some carrying good conversations with it.
Yeh Liu is one of Taiwan’s most famous tourist attractions noted for its gallery of unusual rock formations formed from the natural erosion. The wind and sea through the ages have carved odd shapes and holes into the rocks.
Location : Yehliu - North Taiwan
Just like my friend told me, KTV and Karaoke are two completely different things. Karaoake i knew existed, KTV i did not! It is madness but so much fun. Basically we walked into this 4 floor place (apparently there is one 10 floors), each floor having at least 20 rooms, just like a hotel. Every room is complete with a large TV set, coaches, tables, and sophisticated Karoake machines and an en-suite bathroom. Once you're in it's all what you can drink (tea, coffee) and eat of ice-cream for free. Basically, they try to keep you in there for the longest time possible and guess what? It totally works, my friends and i stayed 5.5 hours and they explained later it was an average night. Me who sounded like Marlon Brando from the godfather by then, didn't quite think so! Top night!!
Good Sichuan food
I know of that there are at least two iR China restaurants in the city of Taipei, one in Taipei 101 and one in the Breeze Department Store (Shopping Center, mall, etc.) I went to the one at the Breeze Department Store.
The food at iR China is decent, but the prices are pushing it a bit. Portions are generally on the smaller side, considering what you pay for it. Still, iR China has the best Sichuan food that I've tried in Taipei. Also, the menus here are in both Chinese and English. iR China's Mapo Tofu is spicy and the best I've had in Taipei. It's made with just the right portions of meat, peppers, and tofu, so I was very satisified with this dish, though not the price (about NT 350)
'Ho Mian' aka 'Behind' the...
'Ho Mian' aka 'Behind' the school: Here seen with the gang getting ready to eat some 'Chua Bing' which is ice with your choice of jellies, beans, fruits, etc covered in sweet liquid...
Really cheap and VERY refreshing in the hot summer climate... 'Chua Bing' and fresh fruit juice...