I live in small neighborhood in Taipei marked by the MRT stop that was built there. Linguang 磷光 is a relatively quiet area, with a small expat population and no major shopping areas. In fact, it is so quiet that even the Taipei taxi drivers often don’t know where it is. Just this past weekend a taxi driver tried taking me and my boyfriend in a completely opposite direction at 2am until I hollered that he was going the wrong way and pointed him in the proper direction–whether he was attempting to scam us or sincerely didn’t know, he at least was apologetic and didn’t charge us for the extra mileage. This wasn’t the first time that happened.
In any case, I like my little off-the-radar neighborhood. There’s nothing particularly special about it, but it’s homey and about as local as you can get in the city. These are some of the places I frequent often, maybe one day you will too!