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Living in Jiayi

Postby Firedracax » 15 Jun 2012, 07:58

I've done much research on Jiayi, and it seems like a nice place to live in Taiwan. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me how it is from a person's perspective, rather than some travel article.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby funkymonkey » 15 Jun 2012, 11:49

I've been in Jiayi for about 11 years. If you like nightlife, it isn't the place for you. I'll be happy to answer any specific questions you have.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 16 Jun 2012, 05:31

Apparently there's a turkish restaurant there. I love Turkish food, so I want to try it.

Not much else in Jiayi. Turkey rice. Nice weather. Good people.

A bit more convenient than Tainan, I think. Tainan's a bigger city, but everything we have here you have there (apart from the pubs..and even then there's a couple of foreigner places). But you're one hour away from Taichung, close to Alishan and close to Guanziling. If you wanna go anywhere but Kaohsiung or Tainan, Tainan is not the place to be.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby jimipresley » 16 Jun 2012, 13:37

I go to Jiayi frequently to umpire cricket. The first time was a bit of a shock. I had to walk 2 miles to find a convenience store. I couldn't find an ATM. If you're at one of the two pubs late, you have to CALL for a taxi. :eek:

Sleepy hollow.

I'm not knocking the village, mind. Some of my good friends have friends who know people who live there.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby funkymonkey » 16 Jun 2012, 15:42

tsukinodeynatsu wrote:Tainan's a bigger city, but everything we have here you have there...

Except for a Costco! :fume:
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby Tigerman » 16 Jun 2012, 16:14

The best papaya milkshakes in the entire world are made and sold in downtown Jiayi. Near the circle... right next to the famous chicken rice shop, there is a little hole in the wall place with no signage other than one that indicates the size of their shakes are 500cc. I've been buying those papaya shakes since 1985. Sublimely ambrosial perfection in every 500cc cup.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby trubadour » 16 Jun 2012, 16:26

I've heard the food is better in the sticks
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby jimipresley » 16 Jun 2012, 16:31

There's more to life than turkey rice and papaya milkshakes! :grandpa:
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 16 Jun 2012, 22:01

trubadour wrote:I've heard the food is better in the sticks


FAR better. Every time I go to Taipei I'm like...'What's this? And why is it so expensive?'

Unless it's Western food. You can get EVERYTHING in Taipei.


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tsukinodeynatsu wrote:Tainan's a bigger city, but everything we have here you have there...

Except for a Costco! :fume:


Oh yeah! But that's new, so I forgot about it. To be far, you have your pick of Tainan Costco or Taichung Costco.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby almas john » 17 Jun 2012, 22:16

I don’t post on here much these days and the main reason is that I was viciously ridiculed for my love of Jiayi Turkey Rice (and its variant Jiayi Chicken Rice). Okay, I’m naming names – Sandman! That bastard (and I don’t care if I’m banned) has a pathological hatred of Jiayi. How often have you heard him say anything good about Jiayi? He is a Mocker of all things Jiayi! Bastard!
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The great thing about Jiayi Turkey Rice is that it has spread throughout the island, as any great food spreads, so you don’t need to actually reside in Jiayi to enjoy its culinary contribution to world culture. You can get Jiayi's culinary delight from Taipei to Taidong because its deliciousness can not be suppressed. To paraphrase Mel Gibson in Braveheart, FOOD FREEDOM!!

Now, where did I put my bootle, bot, bo, f**k it, my live-giving beverage!
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