I just found out that my father will be undergoing a triple bypass surgery at the Cheng Hsin Rehabilitation Medical Center on Friday May 26th. I’ll be flying out on Sunday to be with him for a week. The problem is that I’m an american born chinese with no reading skills and very awkward speaking skills (I can understand conversational Mandarin and Taiwanese, but have a problem actually speaking it freely - my mind just doen’t want to access the vocabulary).
My question(s) for you all is:
How difficult is it to get around when you can’t read Chinese?
Where can I get a good map of Taipei in english? (I can’t find any maps here and there is no time to order online)
Can anyone recommend a nice hotel near the hospital, or at least on a MRT line convenient to it? The hospital is at the Mingde station, and my mom will be at my Aunt’s apt. in JingMei. I’d probably like to be closer to the Mingde station than JingMei.
Any special things I need to know if I want to get onto a wireless network at cafe? Should I be able to just pick up a network (am on PC, running Windows XP)?
Thanks in advance!