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Traveling Taipei: Tips, Tricks, and Takeaways

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Last Updated on April 3, 2024 by Leslie Stroud

As our third large Asian metropolis we’ve hit, we were feeling pretty good hitting Taipei. There were a few surprises, but we loved it here.

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Taipei is incredibly safe

You can safely walk around at night, even alone. I talked to various female locals, and they all agreed.

Pick up a “pocket wifi” and use it in Asia

We pick up new SIM cards as we travel (they are always at the airport, but also at many convenience stores).  This gives you wifi on the go, which is super helpful when you are on Google Maps figuring out where to go.

Cash is king!

Bring NT dollars with you or exchange them there.  You can also withdraw from ATMs (something we do often).  Like many Asian countries, they want cash for most things.  Also, they wouldn’t take our credit cards from foreign banks.  However, I was able to use Apple Pay a lot here.

English is less prevalent

Be prepared with Google Translate. We usually could find someone who could speak English, but the signage is much more Chinese, which was a little tricky.

Uber works here

For months, we’ve only been using Grab, an Asian version of Uber. However, our credit card was sometimes declined, and we had to keep hopping from card to card.

The MRT is amazing

Want to explore?  Just hop on and check out any of the stops within the city center.

Enjoy Taipei!



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Additional Reading

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Family Activities in Taipei

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