I'm going back to Taiwan for Chuseok vacation, but I'm going to be swept away to a villa by a girl I met from last time, so I won't have time to hang out with the 8 or so people that are going to Taiwan at the same time.
As you've probably deduced from the blog, I am a generous, all-around nice guy. True to my persona, I made an itinerary for my friends and post it here for easy access. It won't be as good as having someone that can speak Chinese but blazing your own trail is half the fun of traveling.
It's what I'd recommend for anyone staying in Taiwan for a weekend so feel free to use it, or just scrutinize it and laugh at me.
Note: Wednesday and Sunday nights are very wild in Taiwan.
E is much higher quality here than in UK/N. America
K is very cheap
~100NT bus to Taipei Main station.
Find a machine or a dude and buy an MRT card for $500. It's fully refundable.
Take MRT to Zhongxiao Fuxing blue line East. Find the service center, Get out your passport and sign up for free wifi.
Option 1- ~6pm Shilin night market (street food, GREAT souvenirs, massage)
MRT Red line-Jiantan (1 stop before Shilin). Follow the crowd to the market. Biggest market.
Option 2- Pregame at Ximending
Really cool place to chill, shop, look for a girl to eat out, get great drinks/food.
Modern hangout, pregame/play cheap pool here.
Exit 6 Ximending, blue line west. Go straight/right, into the heart of darkness.
PS this isn't common knowledge but you can get a B2B massage and then fucked in the ass if you have the money. Just putting it out there if any of you guys are closet fags. This blog is many things, but heteronormative is not one of them.
Saturday night- Luxy, 2 drinks w/ cover
Get the stamp before 11:30, then...
Just go downstairs to the 7/11 anytime you need a drink.
Also- ask what floor the pool hall is.
Go buy liquor/cups at 7/11 and go shoot pool for like pennies.
Directions: Zhongxiao Dunhua Exit 2. Make a left, it's on your right.
Skip breakfast, take red line to North end.
Follow the high foot traffic area, always bearing left.
Walk towards the park/river side.
Don't swallow anything you don't like or you'll be pissed when you get full.
BEST PLACE TO GET A MASSAGE. Ask around, it's next to a McDonalds.
Enjoy the riverwalk, but if you see Irish Potato, it's a fucking lie, only eat Taiwanese.
Directions: North end of the red line.
Sunday Night- BABE18 all you can drink
If ladies want to drink free, get in line before 10 to get ur passes.
the line will be long as fuck.
There will be a beautiful, but busy/not smiling girl near the entrance named Ada.
Tell her you're friends of Dan, he said to talk to you about skipping the line if we pay full price
Be charming, i.e. don't have Fristy talk to her
Seriously, just go up to the hottest Asian chick with contacts, it's her.
Directions: BABE18: Song shou Road, 18. Near Taipei 101.
Tell taxi: "Tai-bei yao ling yao, soong show loo. Babe 18."
Throw this in for extra credit: "Lao wai xiang chi doh foo."
Monday: Do K
Monday Night: Go buy some more K
Brass Monkey- The best sports bar. Salsa on Tuesday nights.