I stomped on a roach the other day, but it wasn’t really what I’d call fun, and it was out in the wilds of Hsintien so I guess it doesn’t count for the purposes of this survey.
Like many others here, I’m not really too fond of the city - I prefer to spend as much of my time as possible well away from its polluted and crowd-choked streets. The greener my surroundings and the further they are from the nearest road, the happier I am. Add in some unpolluted water that’s deep enough for swimming and then I’m in heaven. Not too much of that in Taipei, I’m afraid.
But when I do have to spend time in the city, I’m most partial to loitering in the area near to Chungshan MRT station. Idee seems to attract nubile young women like flies, and there are always so many gorgeous creatures to ogle in the surrounding streets and on the MRT platforms. The recent opening of SPOT in that area has made it very special indeed.
228 Peace Memorial Park (formerly the infamous New Park) is also quite pleasant, despite its rather unsavoury reputation - and it can be absolutely lovely on sunny but not-too-hot days - though its proximity to my place of work does somewhat detract from its appeal.