Aim to get to Old Street before it gets too congested. If you have some extra time to kill, visit the surprisingly fascinating Coal Mine Museum.
Make a list of your aspirations in advance
In the flurry of the festival, you won’t have time for an introspective moment.
Practice your night shots
Bring a camera even if you’re not a shutterbug. Beauty surrounds you everywhere.
Plan return transportation carefully
The shuttle bus going back to Taipei starts getting very crowded at around 8pm. If you’re in a rush to get back, consider buying a standing-room ticket. The line for them, on the left, goes much faster. Otherwise, stay for dinner. There are lots of street vendors to choose from.