Getting ready to go, what should I bring & where to stay?

Hey all,

thanks for providing all the great tips here. I’m getting ready to leave for Taiwan soon, probably around the beginning of August.

I’ll give myself the two months of the visa to look for a job. Shouldn’t be a problem.

So far, it seems all I need to bring is my degree (do I need this certified here in the US?). I wonder if there’s anything else I need.

I’m also trying to figure out where to stay. A hostel seems like a good choice unless I can find a place to rent out for 2 months. If I stay at a hostel, are they normally safe or do I need to worry about the stuff I leave there?

I really can’t wait to go. I was in Taiwan last March and after that I knew I had to live there.