Please remember that many of your questions have probably been asked before: use the search function in the top right hand corner, or see the topics below and consider adding to already existing threads, so that we can benefit from the most recent information. When looking for advice, pay attention to the dates of posts and remember that later posts are the most up-to-date.
ADVICE ABOUT THE MOVE
New to Taiwan: Some Questions
Finding Somewhere to Live
Short-term Accommodation in Taipei
What to Bring
Shipping to / from Taiwan
Regarding Mobile Phones
How much money
... should I bring with for the first month?
... do I need for a year without working?
... does one need to earn per month to live comfortably?
... is the minimum for survival?
INFO AND PERCEPTIONS ABOUT ...
… retiring in Taiwan
… being gay in Taiwan
… being black in Taiwan
… being Japanese in Taiwan
COMPARISONS (TAIWAN & ELSEWHERE)
Weighing things up and wanting to compare Taiwan to someplace else? How about ...?
Taiwan vs. China
Taiwan vs Japan
Taiwan vs. Thailand
Taiwan vs. Britain
Taiwan vs. Korea
CULTURE SHOCK & LOVE OF THE LAND
Shock of Arrival
Long Term Survival
Attachment to Taiwan
PLACES IN TAIWAN
For living in a specific area click on the links below:
Best Place in Taiwan and the Worst Place in Taiwan
TAIPEI and its environs:
Danshui and Beitou
NON-TAIPEI (too many foreigners in Taipei anyway)
Taidong, Hualian, Yilan
SOMETHING PEEVED YOU?
Peeved about something? It happens. What's irking you? Is it …
… people staring at you?
… another foreigner not staring at you?
… about face?
… a bad taxi experience?
... that someone nearly road you over?
Has something bad happened? Did you …
… lose something in a taxi?
NOTE: Please use the Business and Money forum for banking concerns and visit the Working in Taiwan forum for job-related posts and queries. And don't forget to make use of the Where Can I find ... ? forum.
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