The city full of life, cramped living space, gorgeous green space full of hiking possibilities is a perfect home to anyone for a few days.
Food of every imaginable sort, nightlife few cities can compare with and day trips many national parks of the world would be honored to call their own.
When to go?
Avoid the typhoons, and keep in mind the summer humidity
Airport express, the MTR, taxis, trams and buses
Things to keep in mind
Prepare for the extreme humidity as you will be hopping around AC blasted malls all the time.
Hotel rooms are extremely small by American standards and small by European ones.