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Re: alone in Taiwan

Postby StevenCrook » 11 Jul 2012, 15:37

Self-promotion time: Almost all of the places I wrote about for my app (http://bradttaiwan.blogspot.tw/2011/12/ ... tures.html) can be visited by public transportation, and because they tend to be urban attractions, almost all are safe to visit solo. But, of course, be careful wondering around the more remote corners of, say, Luodong Forestry Culture Garden at dusk.
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Re: alone in Taiwan

Postby Pingdong » 15 Jul 2012, 03:16

Luodong Forestry Culture Garden at dusk.


may i ask why? without knowing, that just seems so strange to read.

to me the biggest dangers in Taiwan are:

roadways (bad driving)
lightning
landslides in mountains
snakes

outside the city those are the dangers, in order, i personally find myself worried about.

as far as human to human problems, aside from vehicular retardation, Taiwan i consider to be the safest place I have yet to experience as far as tourism type concerns go.
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Re: alone in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 15 Jul 2012, 03:43

Pingdong wrote:
Luodong Forestry Culture Garden at dusk.


may i ask why? without knowing, that just seems so strange to read.


Steve is being cryptic, literary, interesting. Good lord, you have been in the countryside too long. :lol:
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Re: alone in Taiwan

Postby StevenCrook » 20 Jul 2012, 14:44

Muzha Man wrote:
Pingdong wrote:
Luodong Forestry Culture Garden at dusk.


may i ask why? without knowing, that just seems so strange to read.


Steve is being cryptic, literary, interesting. Good lord, you have been in the countryside too long. :lol:


MM, you mean I've been in the countryside too long?
I said that you should be careful because the garden is pretty big and there are lots of dark corners in which people could hide, if they wanted to get up to mischief.
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Re: alone in Taiwan

Postby Mucha Man » 20 Jul 2012, 14:55

StevenCrook wrote:
Muzha Man wrote:
Pingdong wrote:
Luodong Forestry Culture Garden at dusk.


may i ask why? without knowing, that just seems so strange to read.


Steve is being cryptic, literary, interesting. Good lord, you have been in the countryside too long. :lol:


MM, you mean I've been in the countryside too long?
I said that you should be careful because the garden is pretty big and there are lots of dark corners in which people could hide, if they wanted to get up to mischief.


No I meant Pingdong. But surely you were being a bit tongue and cheek in your warning?
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Re: alone in Taiwan

Postby conniebononie » 01 Nov 2012, 10:45

For reference, I live in Taipei. For a long time, I was traveling alone in Taiwan too. Like most already posted, being a single female in Taiwan, even at night doesn't really pose as a threat worthy of special attention. I feel much safer here than back in the states. Just use common sense. :) I usually have my pepper spray (keys attached) in my hands at night if I'm walking alone. I never used it or even felt the need to have it in my hands, but I always believe in being better safe than sorry. If safety isn't an issue, it really boils down to what you're into. :) Taiwan, in my experience, is awesome for active, outdoorsy activities. I seriously fell in love with Green Island for visiting and Yilan for living. BTW, welcome to Taiwan!
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Re: alone in Taiwan

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 01 Nov 2012, 10:48

conniebononie wrote:For reference, I live in Taipei. For a long time, I was traveling alone in Taiwan too. Like most already posted, being a single female in Taiwan, even at night doesn't really pose as a threat worthy of special attention. I feel much safer here than back in the states. Just use common sense. :) I usually have my pepper spray (keys attached) in my hands at night if I'm walking alone. I never used it or even felt the need to have it in my hands, but I always believe in being better safe than sorry. If safety isn't an issue, it really boils down to what you're into. :) Taiwan, in my experience, is awesome for active, outdoorsy activities. I seriously fell in love with Green Island for visiting and Yilan for living. BTW, welcome to Taiwan!


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