Hi guys, I wanted to ask your honest opinion because I guess some of you might be or have been in my situation. So, I am a native speaker (UK) teacher I am certified/TESOL with 12 years experience. I find myself back in the UK with no desire to get into teaching here. I am single, gay - (not that it’s an issue, but just saying), male. I don’t have any friends here (they’ve all moved away or have have families of their own, young kids etc and I hate it! I really want to settle for a couple of years in a place where I can have a nice life and meet some people, make friends and I have no desire to do this here in the UK and thought instead of going somewhere new why not give Taiwan a try (again) considering that I was only there a year before and ended up spending my time in Luxy and in other clubs. There was a lot I liked about Taiwan and I guess it has pluses in that eventually if one likes it they can get APRC. I have 2 job offers one in Taipei and one in Tainan - I am leaning towards Tainan as I have done Taipei and I am not really into the nightlife it offers etc, and let’s not talk about the weather! The salary is pretty decent 70k (65k during 3 month probation) - would I be crazy to leave everything I have (which is nothing) to come and start again at 35 in Taiwan? I just don’t wanna be in a situation where I am the oldest amongst young recent grads there to party (like it was in Prague)
I’d be glad to hear your thoughts.