This is my first post on this Forum (so please be gentle with me).
Sorry if I appear to be hijacking this thread, but it seems that I seek similar info as the OP (Mods, please move my post if incorrectly posted).
I too am relocating to Taichung in Nov/Dec of this year. I am relocating due to a work transfer, together my Wife and youngest daughter (14 yrs).
I'm British, my Wife is Indonesian, and my 2 Daughters are somewhere in the middle (the eldest is now in Uni in UK).
We have lived it the broader region for more than 20 years (Singapore, Tokyo, and for the last 13 years, Bangkok)
We are coming to Taichung this weekend to have a look around (its over 15 years since I've been in Taiwan, I guess things may be a little different to how I remember them).
Whilst we have much to learn, much to explore and many things to understand, there are 2 specific issues that I'm struggling to find any info (seems that Taiwan is very absent on the internet).
International Schools - I can only find 3 in Taichung, and they are all American System Schools (I'm sure they are fine, but at age 14, moving from British system to American System is a bit of a bind). Many of you guys appears to be it he Teaching Industry. any change of a low-down on those 3 International Schools (Morrisons, Ivy, AST).
Rental Housing Ideally I'd like a house. I'm not really an Apartment type of person. I'm not really a 'Downtown' person either, so do not need to be very close to all the activity. Where could I find details of such properties for rent? Either on the Internet or by contacting an agent when I arrive this weekend. Any suggestions or advice?
Any advice you can give on the above 2 points (I know the questions are very general, but I have to start somewhere), would be greatly appreciated.
My youngest daughter is a great singer and musician. What type of music options (outsides training, youth rock bands, family places with good music) exist in Taichung?
MY wife is a Reiki Master, and very much into spiritual healing - I believe she will have no problem fitting in.
I enjoy riding motorcycles, and will be selling my beloved S1000XR (I will leave smaller bike here in Thailand, as we will still keep a property here for Holidays etc...)
Oh, we are vegans too, which is not so easy in Thailand, but seems we will have much more eating opportunities in Taiwan.
Greatly appreciate any pointers you guys can throw at us. Its a new experience for us, being green in a new country. Should prove very exciting!