REMINDER: Check the orientation of the maps in Taipei, instead of doing like I did and assume North is at the top. The map in Zhongshan Station had North at the bottom and South at the top. After more than half an hour of walking the wrong way and back in the rain, I revisited the map and saw the arrow with the letter N pointing downward. After correcting my orientation I had my bearings again and found Liz Inn hostel easily.
I stayed at Liz Inn hostel from December 25th to 27th. The staff were more than helpful, especially Emma, who had great advice on how to get to places. I had a bad cough, and she took initiative to find me a doctor’s office nearby that was open on the weekend, looking up and calling several until she found one. In the lobby while I was relaxing in a chair and texting on my phone, I observed her spending a long time helping a man find a hotel with an available room for the night. His flight had been cancelled, and Liz Inn was booked, but Emma called... More