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ADVICE ABOUT THE MOVE
New to Taiwan: Some Questions
Somewhere to Live
Accommodation in Taipei
What to Bring
Shipping to / from Taiwan
How much money
... I bring with for the first month?
... I need for a year without working?
... one needs to earn per month to live comfortably?
... is the minimum for survival?
INFO AND PERCEPTIONS ABOUT ...
… [url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/retiring-in-taiwan/12475/1 in Taiwan[/url]
… [url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/gay-taiwan/372/1 gay in Taiwan[/url]
… being black in Taiwan
… being Japanese in Taiwan
COMPARISONS (TAIWAN & ELSEWHERE)
Weighing things up and wanting to compare Taiwan to someplace else? How about ...?
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/taiwan-or-china/40710/1 vs. China[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/taiwan-vs-japan/48259/1 vs Japan[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/flipping-the-coin-taiwan-or-thailand/28753/1 vs. Thailand[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/so-is-it-better-to-live-in-taiwan-or-britain/56114/1 vs. Britain[/url]
Taiwan vs. Korea
CULTURE SHOCK & LOVE OF THE LAND
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/dealing-with-the-shock-of-just-arriving/55065/1 of Arrival[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/how-do-you-long-timers-deal-with-living-here/337/1 Term Survival[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/anyone-else-really-attached-to-taiwan/62642/1 to Taiwan[/url]
PLACES IN TAIWAN
For living in a specific area click on the links below:
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/what-is-the-best-place-to-live-in-taiwan/21681/1 Place in Taiwan[/url] and the [url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/where-is-taiwans-armpit/27154/1 Place in Taiwan[/url]
TAIPEI and its environs:
http://tw.forumosa.com/t/living-in-danshui-beitou/58839/1 and Beitou[/url]
NON-TAIPEI (too many foreigners in Taipei anyway)
Taidong, Hualien, Ilan
SOMETHING PEEVED YOU?
Peeved about something? It happens. What's irking you? Is it …
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/how-do-you-respond-to-staring-and-pointing/5880/1 people staring at you?[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/foreigners-who-dont-acknowledge-other-foreigners-on-the-street/533/1 another foreigner not staring at you?[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/the-face-thread/435/1 about face?[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/taxi-driver-shenanigans/16451/86 a bad taxi experience?[/url]
[url=http://tw.forumosa.com/t/pedestrians-in-peril/9877/206 that someone nearly road you over?[/url]
Has something bad happened? Did you …
… lose something in a taxi?
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