What to Bring/pack for Taiwan?

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Postby deano606 » 28 Jul 2002, 21:30

I'm a British student who is on his way to Taipei in September to study Mandarin. Just thinking ahead, is there anything that I should bring with me that I can't get in Taipei. (i.e Vimto and hob nobs)
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Postby *monkey* » 28 Jul 2002, 22:35

I would highly recommend you bring a year's supply of Vimto and Hob Nobs -- everybody else does who comes out here. When packing, remember, you can buy clothes here, but not Vimto and Hob Nobs. So pack wisely.
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Postby Lord Lucan » 28 Jul 2002, 23:57

Bring a cotton sheet.
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Postby Alien » 29 Jul 2002, 00:22

You can get Hob Nobs here,
but not the chocolate kind.
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Postby amos » 29 Jul 2002, 00:38

It's very hard to find British women here. If you got room, bring a couple. Only good ones though. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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Postby wolf_reinhold » 29 Jul 2002, 06:46

It's hard to find a chainsaw here; and baby, I really misss mine.... [img]images/smiles/icon_cool.gif[/img]

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Postby nemesis » 29 Jul 2002, 08:03

After consultation with the boyfriend: If you're bigger, lots of good socks and underwear (socks are optional if you won't wear socks), a good pair of sandals or two, some shorts that fit properly. A few good books to tide you over until you get to a good bookstore. Some "home food" to be eaten on emergency days only.

That's about it, I think. Just a note for girls coming here: Bring MANY bras and panties, cuz the quality here sucks! (unless you're into baby blue lace padded bras in the middle of summer!). Also, good women's clothing is harder to find due to differing tastes. If sequins, velvet and colour-blindness don't bother you, by all means shop here. Also, if you're more than about a 10, you may have trouble finding stuff, so stock up at home.
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Postby amos » 29 Jul 2002, 13:41

Don't bring footy socks or a beanie. I'd agree with the sandals though. If I was a Pom, I'd bring a pair of Doc sandals, and some dvd's from their glory says of sport circa 1920's. [img]images/smiles/icon_razz.gif[/img]
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Postby *monkey* » 29 Jul 2002, 14:14

Bring your mom too, as moms are always useful for ironing shirts / cooking dinner / reminding you when to send birthday cards.
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Postby Alien » 29 Jul 2002, 14:32

<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, Geneva">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by *monkey*:
<strong>Bring your mom too.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't you mean 'mum'?
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