Is it better to wait till I get there, or online?

So I am going to Taiwan in about a month and have been doing tons of research all over the net. I have been to almost every site about Taiwan, and have come to the conclusion that Tealit is probably the best site out there for postings on housing, jobs, etc. Is there a better site I have not yet found?

I have also been seen that people recommend to not get a job or apartment online, that I should really get there first then find all that because there are better deals to be found once in country.

So…basically I am asking, should I start sending out mails and everything now, or wait till I get there and just chill in a hostel for a week or so?


I’d say go middle of the road: have things lined up but don’t sign a contract until you’re in the country.