This is our 2nd relocation - currently in HK and we’re anxious about our next move to Taiwan w/ 2 toddlers.
Most probably be in Taichung - Is there much to do for expat families there? How do you find the kindergartens? Are there any expat ones? What about extra mural activities for 1 1/2 and 4yr olds - anything like ballet/art/tumbletots/kindermusiek etc? Would you send your kids to local kindergartens? But heard atrocious stories about them being filthy?
Are there any expat moms out there with playgroups running? I’d like to join/ start one if not…
What about housing - is there an expat district at all? Is it easier to buy all our furniture (decent) there or to ship our own? What about kid’s toys - are there department stores/ToysRus etc?
Is it easy getting a local driving license? I’ve read that some families have drivers - is that necessary?
What about maids - is it easy to bring our Filipina helper with? How long does it take to apply for a work visa for her from Taiwan?
Please, would love any tips before we take the plunge?