TAIWANESE ART SHOPS ARE THE BEST!
The art shop near my university in Tainan is great, but we came across this one in Taipei, it is a lot smaller and a lot older. I loved it, everything you could possibly need is somewhere in here and it feels as if it has been there since the dawn of time. Everything is fairly priced (unlike in the UK!) as it probably gets made here or in China. The variety of paper is unreal, I just cannot explain how convenient and accessible everything you need to be a designer is here.
In England you may have to search many shops to get the correct paper you need and when you do find it, it could be a stupid price. That is not the case here, they WILL have what you need, plus about 10 different other similar options and it will be a fair price. I know for a fact that when I go back to England I will go into an art shop and look around at the baron, boring and overpriced place and be so disappointed.