Taiwan was on my top 5 travel destination wishlist, and I finally made it.
Taiwan is a great place to visit. The people are the friendliest that I've met anywhere. Hostel dorm beds range from NT$300 to NT$450 (NT$30 ~= US$1) so it's generally much cheaper than the US or Europe.
Some photos from Taipei:
Chicken stomachs on a stick from Shida Night Market in Taipei:
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, Taipei:
Bridge at CKS Memorial:
Tallest building in the world:
Pingxi Flying Lantern Festival - launching a lantern:
Flying lanterns in the sky: