Taipei on list of world's 'remarkable places for solo travel'
Central News Agency
2014-02-27 12:54 PM
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) Taipei tops the list of 26 "remarkable places for solo travel" compiled by BuzzFeed, a U.S.-based social news and entertainment website. Taipei was highlighted mainly for its night markets, as well as for its reputation of hospitality.

"Just imagine hundreds of street-food carts and pop-up stores all in a 10-block stretch. Experience the food, the fashion, the culture -- all for a pretty decent price," the article says. It describes Taipei as "a very large city with things in nearly every price range." While prices in Taipei may be a little more expensive compared with mainland China, they are still cheaper than in Japan, it says. The city is commended for being a safe city for lone travelers. "While the general crime rate in the rest of Taiwan is said to be increasing or staying the same," the article said, "the crime rate in Taipei is actually decreasing." "Taipei has a reputation of being very friendly and helpful to tourists of all kinds," it added.

The article also recommends Taiwan's intercity bus systems, both public and private. Others places on the list include Portland Oregon, Toronto, Rio De Janeiro, Dublin, Bangkok, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, San Jose City in Costa Rica, Reykjavik, Brussels and Johannesburg. Also included are Stockholm, Cardiff, Melbourne, San Ignacio Town in Belize, Nairobi, Auckland, New York, Valparaiso in Chile, Haiphong in Vietnam, Zurich, Seoul, Siem Reap in Cambodia and Fiji. (By Y.F. Low)

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